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Do you know your 3Rs?
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

Whether you work on zebrafish, mice or frogs, it has never been so important for scientists to demonstrate ethical practices when using animals in research. Between 29 June-1st July, over 60 delegates met in London at the SEB Animal Symposium, “Improving experimental approaches in animal biology: Implementing the 3Rs” to share ideas and best practice for reduction, refinement and replacement in animal experiments.

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In remembrance of Roger Woledge 1938 - 2015
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

A well-known and cherished member of the SEB community, Roger Woledge was thrilled to be invited to give the Bidder Lecture at the 2016 meeting in Brighton. Tragically, just after accepting the invitation, he died in a riding accident on 13 March 2015 at the age of 76. Three of his closest colleagues – Nancy Curtin, Chris Barclay and Di Newham – spoke in his stead to give us an insight into the diverse career and personal qualities of this extraordinary scientist.

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In remembrance of R. McNeill Alexander FRS, CBE. 1934-2016
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

His many friends in the SEB and elsewhere will have been greatly saddened to hear of the death of R. McNeill Alexander on March 21st, aged 81. Neill, as he was universally known, was born in Lisburn, near Belfast. He read Natural Sciences at Cambridge and continued to a PhD under Sir James Gray. From 1958 he lectured at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, and was appointed Professor of Zoology at Leeds in 1969 where he remained for the rest of his career.

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Pushing the frontiers
Autumn 2016
31 October 2016

Artificial life has traditionally belonged to the realm of science-fiction yet it is fast becoming a reality as synthetic biologists go boldly where no other biologists have gone before. From gene circuits to carbon capture to light-activated organisms – the pioneers of this brave new world were in full force at our Annual Meeting in Brighton.