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FASEB 2017 BioArt Winners

Posted by on December 13th, 2017

Here at the Node we are always on the lookout for beautiful developmental biology images and videos, and love our science art (see here, here, here, here and here!). So we were excited to hear FASEB announce the winners of their 2017 BioArt competition.  As well as gorgeous images (see below) there was this wonderful video – the[…]

From stem cells to human development: registration now open!

Posted by on December 12th, 2017

  Development is delighted to announce the third in our highly successful series of events focussing on human developmental biology. Since the initiation of this series, in 2014, we have witnessed huge progress in this field, with more and more researchers turning to stem cell and organoid systems to investigate development and organogenesis in vitro, as[…]

November in preprints

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. Let us know if we missed anything.   This month in preprint news – here at The Company of Biologists, set just outside Cambridge in the UK, we’re hiring a new ‘Preprints Community Manager’. You can find out more here. It’s a great opportunity to get in[…]

Preprint Community Manager (Life Sciences)

Posted by on November 30th, 2017

Preprint Community Manager (Life Sciences) Based in Cambridge, UK   The Company of Biologists (biologists.com) is launching a new preprint highlighting service for the biological community. We are looking for the right person to help us build and evolve this new service. Joining an experienced and successful publishing team, this is an exciting opportunity for[…]

On Growth and Form at 100: Perspectives from the field

Posted by on November 28th, 2017

What explains the lasting legacy of D’Arcy Thompson’s ‘On Growth and Form’? A century on from the publication of the first issue, we reached out to authors from Development’s special issue celebrating the centenary and asked what the book meant to them.     Arkhat Abzhanov Natural History Museum (London) & Imperial College London “There are[…]

On Growth and Form at 100: Morphogenesis one century after On Growth and Form

Posted by on November 28th, 2017

This editorial by Thomas Lecuit and  L. Mahadevan originally appeared in Development’s Special Issue: On Growth and Form – 100 Years On     Morphogenesis, the study of how forms arise in biology, has attracted scientists for aeons. A century ago, D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson crystallized this question in his opus On Growth and Formusing a series[…]

Cajal Advanced Course – Developmental Neurobiology and Pathologies

Posted by on November 17th, 2017

3-21 April 2018, Bordeaux Neurocampus, France Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of different conditions in which the development of the central nervous system is disturbed. This includes developmental brain dysfunction, which can manifest as neuropsychiatric problems (Autism Spectrum Disorders, schizophrenia, fragile-X syndrome, down syndrome), or impaired motor function, learning, language or non-verbal communication. The generation[…]

Special issue of Development on human development

Posted by on November 13th, 2017

Development is pleased to welcome submissions for an upcoming special issue on human development. This issue will focus on advances in our understanding of how human organs and tissues are formed, and how the processes and mechanisms involved compare to those in other species. This special issue will be published in early autumn 2018, to coincide[…]

Scientific Copy Editor

Posted by on November 8th, 2017

Cambridge, United Kingdom   The Company of Biologists (biologists.com) is looking to recruit a Scientific Copy Editor to work across our portfolio of five life-science journals, with a particular focus on Journal of Experimental Biology. This full-time position is available for two years initially. The role entails copyediting articles to a high standard, compiling author[…]

28th Mammalian Genetics & Development Workshop

Posted by on November 6th, 2017

Date: 30th November 2017 Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH Organisers: Nick Greene (UCL), Cynthia Andoniadou (KCL), Andy Copp (UCL)   https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/research/developmental-biology-cancer/developmental-biology-birth-defects/mgdw   The Mammalian Genetics and Development Workshop is an annual meeting covering the development and genetics of mammals.  The Meeting is based on the submitted abstracts, and include[…]