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Call for papers: Development at the single cell level

Posted by on June 14th, 2018

Development is pleased to welcome submissions for an upcoming special issue on ‘Development at the single cell level’. This special issue aims to showcase the best research in stem cell and developmental biology, building on the rapidly evolving tools of single cell analysis. The issue will be guest-edited by Allon Klein and Barbara Treutlein, working alongside our team of[…]

Vote for a Development cover – we have a winner!

Posted by on June 6th, 2018

Two weeks ago we set up our latest competition to vote for an image to adorn the cover of a future Development issue. The images were taken by students of the International Course on Developmental Biology, an EMBO Practical Course held at the Marine Biology Station of Quintay in Chile. Voting has just closed, and with precisely[…]

Call for new preLighters

Posted by on June 6th, 2018

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s new preprint highlighting service, has now been running for more than three months. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields.     We are now ready to grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers,[…]

May in preprints

Posted by on June 1st, 2018

Welcome to our monthly trawl for preprints in developmental biology (plus those hopefully relevant for developmental biologists). May featured the usual catch of fascinating and beautiful work across the spectrum in the field, from Hox in mice and beetles, doublesex in beetles and bees, and three spinal cord regeneration preprints (incuding one using lampreys!). Our[…]

From stem cells to human development – early bird deadline approaching!

Posted by on May 30th, 2018

In September, Development is hosting the third of its highly successful series of meetings focusing on human developmental biology. Held in the Wotton House estate near Dorking in Surrey and organised by Paola Arlotta, Ali Brivanlou, Olivier Pourquié and Jason Spence, the meeting will cover the latest developments and future prospects for this rapidly evolving field.     The early[…]

A long (microbial) journey…

Posted by on May 24th, 2018

In this post, Prof. Genoveva F. Esteban (Bournemouth University) goes hunting for protozoa at a Company of Biologists Workshop   This is the story of a journey that started a few years back with the finding of a rare community of single-celled organisms in a small and isolated nature reserve’s pond in Dorset. This microbial community[…]

Vote for a Development cover from the Quintay International Course on Developmental Biology

Posted by on May 23rd, 2018

***We have a winner: go to http://thenode.biologists.com/vote-for-a-development-cover-we-have-a-winner/photo/***     In January, students from across the Americas gathered in Chile to participate in the International Course on Developmental Biology, an EMBO Practical Course held at the Marine Biology Station of Quintay (CIMARQ). In the course of two weeks of intensive training  (you can read a wonderful[…]

A bumpy – emotional – ride towards a PhD

Posted by on May 16th, 2018

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re sharing this blog post on the MRC WIMM blog from Gregorio Dias, who describes his experiences with stress and anxiety as a PhD student. If you’ve faced similar issues and want to share them with the community, just get in touch.   Working towards a PhD is an exciting, albeit[…]

From stem cells to human development: meeting reporter competition

Posted by on May 15th, 2018

***DEADLINE IS TODAY – MAY 15!***   In September, Development is hosting the third of its highly successful series of meetings focusing on human developmental biology. Held in the Wotton House estate near Dorking in Surrey and organised by Paola Arlotta, Ali Brivanlou, Olivier Pourquié and Jason Spence, the meeting will cover the latest developments and future[…]

April in preprints

Posted by on May 3rd, 2018

Another bumper month for developmental biology and related preprints, this time featuring spiders, lampreys, amphiouxus and plenty of zebrafish, worm and fly research. Also a big month for fans of Sox genes, which turned up in the title of five preprints! My visual highlight is the preprint from David Parichy’s group on zebrafish scale development[…]