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An interview with Eric Wieschaus

Posted by on May 18th, 2017

I had started to become a little worried when I didn’t see Eric on the opening day of the conference, but it turned out that his plane to Germany had been delayed by the snowstorms blanketing the Eastern seaboard of the US and he made it in the end. Between sessions later on, we found a slightly[…]

The evolution of an axon guidance model: from chemotaxis to haptotaxis

Posted by on May 16th, 2017

The canonical model The publication of Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s seminal Cell papers (1, 2) in 1994 describing the identification of netrin1 (from the Sanskrit word, netr, meaning “one who guides”) was a defining moment in my graduate career. My friends and I talked about those papers for weeks, from the incredible technical feat, the biochemical purification[…]

Our latest research on Hormonal regulation of temporal gene expression in neural stem cells

Posted by on May 16th, 2017

http://around.uoregon.edu/content/study-brain-formation-finds-possible-link-human-disease @ http://www.doelab.org/ elife https://elifesciences.org/content/6/e26287   (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 10)

Posted by on May 16th, 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: A new model for lineage segregation Lineage segregation during gastrulation has long been thought to be driven by differential cell adhesion and cortical tension among cells, which would together lead to a differential tissue surface tension (TST) and the spatial segregation of specific cell types.[…]

Biotagging: Behind the scenes (and beyond)

Posted by on May 16th, 2017

“It finally got accepted!”, fol­­lowed by “It’s finally out!” about a month later. I am certain this ‘finally’ feeling about their paper is very familiar to those well-acquainted with the peer review process, and it was no different for our recently published Resource article. The ‘biotagging paper’, as we call it within the Sauka-Spengler lab,[…]

Two Bioimage Analysis Schools from NEUBIAS

Posted by on May 15th, 2017

NEUBIAS, the Network of European BioImage Analysts (www.neubias.org), is delighted to announce two new Training Schools on BioImage Analysis:   Early Career Investigators (life scientists) Facility staff (imaging & analysis staff) The focus of training will be on construction and automation of image analysis workflows, using as examples more than one toolbox and different exercises.[…]

The people behind the papers: Jun-Ho Ha, Hyo-Jun Lee and Chung-Mo Park

Posted by on May 11th, 2017

Our 20th instalment of this series comes from South Korea and features an investigation into the molecular basis of how temperature influences developmental transitions in Arabidopsis seedlings, recently published in Developmental Cell. We caught up with joint first authors Jun-Ho Ha and Hyo-Jun Lee, and their supervisor Chung-Mo Park, Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University (SNU), to hear[…]

Funding for clinical translation of tissue regeneration technologies

Posted by on May 9th, 2017

We are pleased to announce the Center for Dental, Oral, Craniofacial Tissue and Organ Regeneration (C-DOCTOR – www.c-doctor.org) RFP that will award funding to promising dental, oral and craniofacial tissue engineering and regenerative medicine technologies and help them advance toward human clinical trials through customized product development advice and core resources. Please see the full[…]

April in preprints

Posted by on May 9th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See June’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything   At the end of April, life science preprinting received a boost with the news that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will provide funding for the main preprint server, bioRxiv, which had the week[…]