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Mole- So now you have your own lab! Part II- The teaching monster

Posted by on March 31st, 2015

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.   To read part I- ‘The imposter’ click here. (+3 rating, 3 votes) Loading…

Mole- So now you have your own lab! Part I- The imposter

Posted by on March 31st, 2015

This cartoon was first published in the Journal of Cell Science. Read other articles and cartoons of Mole & Friends here.     To read part II- ‘The teaching monster’ click here. (+4 rating, 4 votes) Loading…

Report on GUDMAP Outreach at ISN World Congress of Nephrology (ISN WCN)

Posted by on March 30th, 2015

Report on GUDMAP Outreach at ISN World Congress of Nephrology (ISN WCN) March 13-17, 2015 Cape Town, South Africa Author: Chris Armit Date: 23rd March 2015 Introduction The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) holds biennial meetings throughout the world, and this was the first ISN WCN to be held in Africa. There was attention brought[…]

The EMBL Master Course for Bioimage Data Analysis 2015

Posted by on March 30th, 2015

This is a call for the registration to the EMBL Master Course for Bioimage Data Analysis to be held from 7 June (Sun) – Saturday, 13 June (Sat) 2015. The deadline for registration is April 16, 2015. This course will focus on computational methods for analyzing images of proteins, cells and tissues, to boost the[…]

7th Young Embryologist Network AGM

Posted by on March 26th, 2015

7th Young Embryologist Network Annual General Meeting 15th May 2015 09:15-17:30 King’s College London Registration and abstract submission are now open! The 7th Young Embryologist Network AGM aims to bring together developmental biologists from across the UK (and beyond) to discuss their work. This year is likely to be the largest YEN AGM yet! This[…]

Friday Harbor Comparative Embryology Course – Applications Still Open

Posted by on March 25th, 2015

There are still a few spots open in the Comparative Invertebrate Embryology course at the Friday Harbor Labs. As I described in a previous post, it’s a great opportunity to see the diversity of developmental processes among animal phyla. Of course this would be valuable for people interested in evo-devo, but it would also be valuable for everyone from bioengineers,[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Developmental and Evolutionary Genomics, UC Davis

Posted by on March 25th, 2015

A postdoctoral position is available at the University of California – Davis to study the molecular mechanisms, phylogenetic patterns, and functional consequences of transcriptome evolution in Drosophila. The project is based on the integration of RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, transgenic manipulation of gene expression and DNA-protein binding, and quantitative phylogenetic analysis to understand the roles of gene[…]

Graduate students take on The Hill

Posted by on March 25th, 2015

On March 18, 2015, 24 graduate student scientists from twelve graduate programs across the country descended on Capitol Hill. We represented the National Science Policy Group, a network of graduate students committed to promoting science research funding and interested in issues at the intersection of science and public policy. Last Wednesday was our Congressional Visit Day,[…]

Question Of The Month- developmental biology funding

Posted by on March 24th, 2015

In our recent survey many of you told us that you like the Node to be even more a place where the community can discuss and share ideas. We totally agree, but to make this happen we need your help and participation! To encourage more discussions we decided to launch a new feature called Question of the[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 7)

Posted by on March 24th, 2015

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   ActivinA-ting spiny neuron production from hPSCs The medium-sized spiny neurons, the main projection neurons of the striatum, are generated in the lateral ganglionic eminence (LGE) and degenerate in the early stages of Huntington’s disease (HD) – for which no pharmacological treatment is yet available.[…]