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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[…]

Advances in stem cell biology course – 1 week to register!

Posted by on January 24th, 2018

This two-week Institut Pasteur course combines lectures and practical sessions that incorporate leading edge technologies to address questions in stem cells biology in the context of organogenesis and regeneration in different organisms.       The application deadline has been extended to January 31st 2018 Find out more here: https://www.pasteur.fr/en/advances-stem-cell-biology       (No Ratings Yet)[…]

Funded places for ECRs in plant development workshop

Posted by on January 23rd, 2018

In April, The Company of Biologists is hosting a workshop ‘Cellular gateways: expanding the role of endocytosis in plant development‘, organised by Jenny Rusinova, Takashi Ueda and Daniel van Damme. There are around 10 funded places available for early career scientists to attend the workshop, along with the 20 speakers. Deadline for applications = 16[…]

Preprint Community Manager (Life Sciences)

Posted by on January 5th, 2018

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[…]

December in preprints

Posted by on January 4th, 2018

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. Let us know if we missed anything.   In their end of year round up, Science magazine picked ‘Biology preprints take off’ as a runner up 2018 Breakthrough of the Year, and ran a quote from Ron Vale –   “It’s a major cultural[…]

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[…]

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[…]