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Four recent science art & photography announcements

Posted by on July 13th, 2017

Worm art at #Worm17 Each year at the International C. elegans Conference Ahna Skop organises a Worm Art Show with winners selected by the meeting participants (find out more about the history of the show here).  2017’s winners have just been announced – read about them over at the GSA’s Genes to Genomes blog (a great site for your bookmarks[…]

From our sister journals

Posted by on July 10th, 2017

Here we highlight some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.         Jacky Goetz, who works on intravital imaging methods and biomechanical forces during tumour development, was featured as a Cell Scientist to Watch   David Bryant and Aaron Johnson reported from The Company of Biologists’ workshop ‘Intercellular interactions in[…]

An interview with Bill Harris

Posted by on July 6th, 2017

This interview by Aidan Maartens originally appeared in Development, Volume 143, Issue 13.    William ‘Bill’ Harris is Head of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Fellow of both the Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences. His lab works on the development of the vertebrate[…]

June in preprints

Posted by on July 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 We started this feature a year ago, and each month it’s taken a little longer to curate as more labs decide to deposit preprints alongside conventional channels of publication, and as this[…]

Woods Hole images 2015, Round 2 – The winner

Posted by on June 21st, 2017

The votes are in for our latest Development cover competition with entries from the 2015 class of the Woods Hole Embryology Course.  With 333 votes counted, we have a winner: 4th Place (13% of the votes) – Drosophila 3rd Place (25% of the votes) – Skate 2nd Place (26% of the votes) – Parhyale 1st Place (36% of the votes) – Crab  […]

NIH launches competition to develop human eye tissue in a dish

Posted by on June 21st, 2017

3-D Retina Organoid Challenge to spur breakthroughs in treating blinding diseases The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has opened the first stage of a federal prize competition designed to generate miniature, lab-grown human retinas. The retina is the light- sensitive tissue in the back of the eye. Over the[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 12)

Posted by on June 21st, 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Btbd7 branches out across multiple organs Dynamic changes in epithelial cell-cell adhesion and motility are crucial for branching morphogenesis – the process by which highly branched epithelial organs, such as the lung and kidney, grow and develop from a simple epithelial bud. Although many[…]

One more day to vote!

Posted by on June 20th, 2017

Our image competition for a future Development cover is still live: voting closes tomorrow at 13.00 GMT! Click here to vote and find out more about the images   (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Getting to know us – an article about the Node and social media

Posted by on June 15th, 2017

Last year we were approached by Andreas Prokop of The University of Manchester (who is also Communications Officer of the British Society for Developmental Biology), with an offer to write a paper on our experiences of running the Node and using social media to build scientific networks. We – that is Aidan Maartens (the Node’s Community[…]

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[…]