About the NodeWelcome to the Node: the community site for and by developmental biologists.
The Node is a place for you to share news from the developmental biology community, to debate and discuss relevant topics, or just to see what’s new. Registered users can add their own posts to the front page, so if you have anything to share with the developmental biology community, sign up. If you need help using the Node, please visit the help section or the Introduction to the Node.
About Development and The Company of Biologists
The Node was launched in June 2010 by Development, a leading research journal in the field of developmental biology, and its publisher, The Company of Biologists, as a non-commercial information resource and community site for the developmental biology community. The Company of Biologists is itself a not-for-profit organization that publishes the three distinguished journals Development, Journal of Cell Science and The Journal of Experimental Biology. The Company also publishes two open access journals, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. It financially supports the biological community by, for example, providing grants and travelling fellowships and by hosting workshops on biological areas of research.
Why “the Node”?
In networks such as social networks or computer networks, a node is a connection point. In biology, the node (for example, Hensen’s node in the chick and the primitive streak node in the mouse), is an important group of cells involved in patterning and coordinating the development of the head-to-tail axis of an early embryo. It’s the perfect name for a connection point for developmental biologists.
Who is behind the Node?