'In 1879 in a private letter to Joseph Hooker, Charles Darwin grumbled1: “The rapid development as far as we can judge of all the higher plants within recent geological times is an abominable mystery.” Although this abominable mystery is often cited today, and sometimes declared solved, few realize that the mystery is deeper today than it was for Darwin.'

nature.com/articles/s41559-017

We'd love to have you join us at the 2023 Cell Contact and Adhesion Gordon Conference
= Cell-Cell Junctions: Integrating Cell Signals and Mechanical Force in Development and Disease. Registration is open and applications are being reviewed! 4/6

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I'm posting the lecture slides for my ongoing course on Machine Learning for Climate Change here <lindsay-lab.github.io/teaching>, if you want to follow along or incorporate any material into your own teaching.

Very much a work-in-progress though, so don't hold me liable for mistakes!

Want to work at the intersection of morphometry and representation learning for bioimage analysis?

We have TWO open postdoctoral positions! Each comes with its own challenging biological question, unique dataset, and exceptional team of collaborators!

Details below👇

Hello world! 📢

The #Bioconductor EuroBioc 2023 conference will be in Ghent, Belgium 🇧🇪 on the 20, 21, 22 September 2023. More details, including keynote speakers and calendar at eurobioc2023.bioconductor.org/

Oh, and abstract submissions are already open!

First thing the Republicans do when they get in charge is purge any experts or responsible ppl from interfering with their destructive, uninformed antics. cnn.com/2023/02/02/politics/ho

One could call this a significant drop.

"The latest statistics from the European Commission reveal that Cambridge University, which netted €483m (£433m) over the seven years of the last European research funding programme, Horizon 2020, has not received any funding in the first two years of the new Horizon Europe programme.

Meanwhile, Oxford, which won €523m from the earlier programme, has only been awarded €2m to date from Horizon Europe."

theguardian.com/education/2023

On this day in 2002: Max Perutz died, Austrian Jewish refugee, won 1962 #NobelPrize for uncovering haemoglobin structure #ThisDayInBiotech

'With permutations of temperature and pressure outside what generally occurs on Earth, water molecules can be pushed into other crystal structures. Scientists now know of 20 crystalline forms of water. The 20th form of ice was discovered last year.'

nytimes.com/2023/02/03/science

Next time someone questions if birds really are dinosaurs, show them this picture!

#introduction
Hello #neuro peeps!

A bit late to the party but finally here and hoping to reconnect.

I'm currently a postdoctoral #neuroscientist at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) at #UCL and will soon open my lab at the Department of Physiology, Development & Neuroscience (PDN) at #Cambridge University. My primary research interest is the #neurobiology of #selfmotion and #navigation. I use cellular and systems approaches including #neurophysiology, #circuit dissection and #behaviour to understand how the mammalian #brain (mouse model) constructs the sense of self-motion and orientation from various incoming information, particularly #vision and the #vestibular sense.

#neuroscience #science #academia #Fediscience

“Professionalize the #police

U.S. citizens are 60 times more likely to be killed by police than British ones. U.S. police average about 600 hours of training, compared to more than 2,000 in England.

American police officers undergo far less training than American plumbers or cosmetologists

noahpinion.substack.com/p/prof

Young Napoleon presents project to thesis committee

Villa Masséna Musée, Nice

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