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BSDB 2018: Meet the speakers & chairs

Posted by on April 12th, 2018

Here at Development towers the excitement is mounting for the BSDB’s Spring meeting, which starts in Warwick on Sunday. The meetings are always great fun but this year promises to be particularly special – the society is celebrating its 70th  birthday and has assembled an all star cast of speakers.     The epic conference poster[…]

March in preprints

Posted by on April 4th, 2018

One of the most talked about preprints this month was a corrigendum to that Nature Methods paper reporting widespread off-target mutations following CRISPR-Cas9 editing in  mice. The paper was challenged quickly on bioRxiv, and four days after the corrigendum went up, it was retracted, as reported by Retraction Watch! Blink and you’ll miss it. Otherwise this month[…]

James Briscoe announced as Development’s new Editor-in-Chief – Editorial & Interview

Posted by on March 27th, 2018

This editorial and interview appeared in Development, Vol 145 Issue 6   A new Editor-in-Chief for Development Sarah Bray, Kate Storey, Katherine Brown   As many of you will be aware, The Company of Biologists initiated a search last year for a new Editor-in-Chief for Development, after Olivier Pourquié announced his intention to step down[…]

From stem cells to human development: meeting reporter competition

Posted by on March 22nd, 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 (you[…]

Abcam & the Node meeting reporter competition winner: Zubair Nizamudeen

Posted by on March 20th, 2018

Earlier in the year we and Abcam ran a competition to find a meeting reporter for the upcoming Abcam Adult Neurogenesis meeting to be held in Dresden in May. Today we are delighted to announce the winner: Zubair Nizamudeen, a PhD student in Virginie Sottile’s lab at the Wolfson STEM Centre, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK. Zubair’s[…]

Funded places for early-career researchers at a human brain development & evolution workshop

Posted by on March 8th, 2018

This summer, the Company of Biologists, the not-for-profit publisher of Development, is running a Workshop on ‘Development and evolution of the human neocortex‘, organised by Victor Borrell, Wieland Huttner and Arnold Kriegstein. The Company of Biologists Workshops provide leading experts and early career scientists from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds with a stimulating environment for the cross-fertilisation[…]

February in preprints

Posted by on March 1st, 2018

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. Let us know if we missed anything.   On February 20th, The Company of Biologists launched preLights, a community-led preprint highlighting service. A panel of early career researchers (the ‘preLighters’) select and comment on recent preprints that caught their eye, and encourage preprint authors[…]

Introducing preLights: preprint highlights, selected by the biological community

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018

This editorial by Katherine Brown and Olivier Pourquié was published in Development on 22/02/18. We are excited to announce the launch of preLights (https://prelights.biologists.com/), a new service from The Company of Biologists. preLights is a community platform for selecting, highlighting and commenting on recent preprints from across the biological sciences. With this service, we aim to[…]

January in preprints

Posted by on February 2nd, 2018

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. Let us know if we missed anything. Here at the Company of Biologists we are very excited about our soon to launch biology preprints highlighting service, preLights. Before the site goes live, you can sign up for email updates here and follow preLights on[…]

preLights – Preprint highlights, selected by the biological community

Posted by on January 29th, 2018

preLights is a new preprint highlights service supported by The Company of Biologists, the not-for-profit publisher which hosts the Node via one of its five journals, Development. The site is currently being built and will be launched soon, but before then you can keep up-to-date by signing up for news here: https://prelights.biologists.com/   You can also follow[…]