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Internship on the Node

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

The Company of Biologists and its journal Development are looking for an intern, through the BBSRC DTP/PIPS or equivalent schemes, to help run the successful community website ‘the Node’ . This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the rapidly growing online science communication environment, to develop writing skills, and to learn about academic publishing.[…]

February in preprints

Posted by on March 6th, 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   Another month, another bumper crop of preprints covering everything from calcium waves in the fly to the first mutant ant line, plant superhero genes to rat embryonic stem cells. Plus,[…]

Reviews Editor: biomedical and life sciences journals

Posted by on February 28th, 2017

Reviews Editor: biomedical and life sciences journals Based in Cambridge, UK   Applications are sought for the role of Reviews Editor for The Company of Biologists’ journals: Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Disease Models & Mechanisms and Biology Open. The role will be offered for an initial term of three years.[…]

ISSCR 2017 Award Winners Announced

Posted by on February 16th, 2017

Each year the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) recognises the stem cell researchers driving the field forward in their annual awards. You can learn more about the awards here, and watch short videos of the awardees discussing their work below.   Elaine Fuchs McEwen Award for Innovation    Jayaraj Rajagopal Dr. Susan Lim Outstanding Young[…]

This month on the Node and beyond

Posted by on February 7th, 2017

January was a productive month on the Node, with a variety of developmental biology content from the lab bench and beyond.   Research We heard from the authors of a bunch of recent papers, including Ripla Arora on her recent Development paper on imaging the implanting embryo and uterine environment in 3D, and Kyle Martin[…]

From our sister journals – December & January

Posted by on February 6th, 2017

Here we highlight some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists. JCS kicked off 2017 with a Special Issue relevant to many developmental biologists: 3D cell biology. It’s packed full of commentaries, interviews, research articles and techniques, and well worth a browse.   Brian Stramer of King’s College, London, a big[…]

January in preprints

Posted by on February 3rd, 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   2017 started where 2016 had left off, with an number of preprints covering most corners of developmental biology, plus more relevant work from related fields. Looking at the list below,[…]

Forgotten classics: Cut and paste embryology

Posted by on February 2nd, 2017

Hörstadius, S. 1939. The mechanics of sea urchin development, studied by operative methods. Biological Reviews 14(2):132-179. Recommended by Bob Goldstein, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill   Sven Hörstadius stands alongside the likes of Boveri, Spemann, Mangold and Driesch as a giant of experimental embryology in the first half of the twentieth century. While[…]

Reviews Editor, Development – maternity cover

Posted by on February 1st, 2017

Reviews Editor, Development – maternity cover Based in Cambridge, UK   We are currently seeking applications for the role of Reviews Editor at Development. This is a temporary position (maternity cover) anticipated to last up to 12 months, starting June 2017.   Joining an experienced and successful team, this is an exciting opportunity to make[…]

Honouring developmental biology

Posted by on January 12th, 2017

The New Year’s honours list recognises citizens who have made achievements in public life and committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. This year three prominent developmental and stem cell biologists were honoured, putting our field in the national news. The Development team were especially happy that two of the newly honoured researchers have connections to the[…]