The International Journal of Developmental Biology

Int. J. Dev. Biol. 53: 1269 - 1271 (2009)

Vol 53, Issue 8-9-10

Special Issue: Developmental Biology in Hispania (Spain & Portugal)

Iberia: from fable to the bench

Essay | Published: 19 August 2009

Fernando Casares*

CABD, CSIC-Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain and IBMC, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal


Developmental Biology in Portugal and Spain has been running along mostly parallel tracks - until recently. It is the youngest generations who, driven by an increasing interest in the science and culture of each other’s country, are bringing the situation to its natural state: one of strong and fruitful collaboration between Iberian labs.


Portugal, Spain, GABBA PhD programme, developmental biology, collaboration

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