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Developmental biology: a Royal stamp of approval

Posted by on April 17th, 2019

Each year The Royal Society, the world’s oldest national scientific institution, elects a new set of Fellows (both UK-based and ‘Foreign Members’). This year, among 62 distinguished researchers from across the scientific disciplines, four developmental biology and stem cell researchers were named, and one name in particular delighted the Development office… James Briscoe, who joined[…]

Development at the single cell level – cover competition

Posted by on April 11th, 2019

This summer, Development will be publishing a special issue showcasing the best research in stem cell and developmental biology, building on the rapidly evolving tools of single cell analysis. Some papers in the issue have already been published as part of our continuous publication system (see the latest articles here), while other research articles and front[…]

The Young Embryologist Network Conference 2019: Register now!

Posted by on April 8th, 2019

The Young Embryologist Network (YEN), is an academic body aiming to bring together early career scientists within the wide field of developmental biology, in order to provide opportunities to present talks and posters, network and collaborate, and gain research or career advice. YEN was set up in 2008 by graduate students in the prestigious Department[…]

March in preprints

Posted by on April 1st, 2019

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  This month we found three hydra preprints, lots of developmental mechanics, a typically hearty serving of single cell transcriptomic analyses and a survey of the life of PIs. The preprints were hosted on bioRxiv, PeerJ, and arXiv. Let us know if we missed anything, and use these links[…]

More than papers…..

Posted by on March 26th, 2019

This is the latest dispatch from a recipient of a Development Travelling Fellowship, funded by our publisher The Company of Biologists. Learn more about the scheme, including how to apply, here, and read more stories from the Fellows here.   Estefanía Sánchez-Vásquez (Peruvian woman doing a PhD in Argentina)   Lately there is much discussion of[…]

Development Special Issue: Chromatin and Epigenetics

Posted by on March 14th, 2019

Development invites you to submit your latest research for our upcoming special issue: Chromatin and Epigenetics. This issue will be coordinated by several of our Academic Editors who are experts in this field: Benoit Bruneau, Haruhiko Koseki, Susan Strome and Maria Elena Torres-Padilla. Recent years have seen huge advances in our understanding of how DNA and histone modifications, chromatin[…]

Obituary: Jarema Malicki (1965-2019)

Posted by on March 6th, 2019

This obituary by Colin Johnson recently appeared in Development. Jarema Malicki, a pioneer in developmental studies of the vertebrate retina, died on 4th January 2019, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Here, I reflect on Jarema’s life and work, with a particular focus on his research interests in zebrafish as a model organism for vertebrate[…]

Reflections on the ‘Evo-chromo’ Workshop (November 2018)

Posted by on March 5th, 2019

Alexander Blackwell and James Gahan   At the beginning of November 2018, thirty researchers congregated at Wiston House to attend a workshop titled ‘Evo-chromo: towards an integrative approach of chromatin dynamics across eukaryotes’. The workshop was organised by Frederic Berger (Gregor Mendel Institute) and Ines Anna Drinnenberg (Institut Curie), and was the 27th workshop hosted[…]

February in preprints

Posted by on March 4th, 2019

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  February was notable for the amount of neural development, from retina to cortex and fly to fish. We also found butterfly wings, human segmentation, a plenitude of of plants and sequenced genomes for komodo dragons, parasitic wasps, copepods and one celebrity cat. The preprints[…]

Community Manager, Microscopy Resource Site

Posted by on February 26th, 2019

Journal of Cell Science and its publisher, The Company of Biologists, are seeking to appoint a Community Manager, based in Cambridge, UK, to run a new microscopy resource website. An extensive consultation told us that the microscopy community would welcome a trusted, curated and centralised site to connect people, resources and information. Our exciting new initiative[…]