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An interview with Hiroshi Hamada

Posted by on June 5th, 2017

This interview by Katherine Brown first appeared in Development, Volume 144, Issue 11. Hiroshi Hamada is the Director of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) in Kobe, Japan. His lab focusses on the establishment of left-right asymmetry in the mouse embryo, and the role of cilia in the symmetry-breaking event. Hiroshi’s work has been recognised[…]

May in preprints

Posted by on June 5th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See last year’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything This month featured a host of preprints on plants, stem cells, connectomics and modelling. Plus the first preprint from Nobel laureate and recent Development interviewee Eric Wieschaus, an introduction to the concept[…]

Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole Images 2015, Round 2

Posted by on May 31st, 2017

The Woods Hole Embryology Course, which will celebrate its 124th birthday this year, is a continual source of beautiful images (and videos) of development. Since 2011 the Node has run a competition for the community to pick the best images from a given year –  the winning pictures become immortalised as Development covers. Below you will find 4 images from[…]

Going format-free

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

This Editorial originally appeared in Development, Volume 144, Issue 11   Katherine Brown, Olivier Pourquié   As some readers will already be aware, we have recently introduced a new ‘format-free’ submission policy. We’ve been delighted by the early feedback on this – from what we’re hearing, this has been a popular move and will help make[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 11)

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Getting MAD in meiosis In meiosis I, homologous chromosomes must pair and form crossovers to ensure appropriate chromosome alignment and segregation. During this process, as in mitosis, the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) functions to detect misaligned chromosomes at metaphase. This delays anaphase to enable[…]

The SDB-BSDB interview chain: Yusuff Abdu interviews Claire Bromley

Posted by on May 26th, 2017

Each year, the British and US societies for Developmental Biology have their annual meeting, the BSDB‘s usually in April, the SDB‘s usually in July. The winner of the student poster prize in each of the meetings gets the chance to go to the other society’s meeting the following year. Beginning in 2012, the Node began getting the winners together for[…]

Obituary: Tokindo S. Okada (1927-2017)

Posted by on May 24th, 2017

This obituary by Hisato Kondoh and Harukazu Nakamura first appeared in Development, May 15th 2017.      Tokindo S. Okada (here referred to as TSO) was one of the leaders who steered developmental biology in new directions when this field was at its turning point around 1980. He also made invaluable contributions to the creation of a global[…]

An interview with Eric Wieschaus

Posted by on May 18th, 2017

I had started to become a little worried when I didn’t see Eric on the opening day of the conference, but it turned out that his plane to Germany had been delayed by the snowstorms blanketing the Eastern seaboard of the US and he made it in the end. Between sessions later on, we found a slightly[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 10)

Posted by on May 16th, 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: A new model for lineage segregation Lineage segregation during gastrulation has long been thought to be driven by differential cell adhesion and cortical tension among cells, which would together lead to a differential tissue surface tension (TST) and the spatial segregation of specific cell types.[…]

April in preprints

Posted by on May 9th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See June’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything   At the end of April, life science preprinting received a boost with the news that the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative will provide funding for the main preprint server, bioRxiv, which had the week[…]