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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[…]

On Growth and Form at 100: Morphogenesis one century after On Growth and Form

Posted by on November 28th, 2017

This editorial by Thomas Lecuit and  L. Mahadevan originally appeared in Development’s Special Issue: On Growth and Form – 100 Years On     Morphogenesis, the study of how forms arise in biology, has attracted scientists for aeons. A century ago, D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson crystallized this question in his opus On Growth and Formusing a series[…]

Cajal Advanced Course – Developmental Neurobiology and Pathologies

Posted by on November 17th, 2017

3-21 April 2018, Bordeaux Neurocampus, France Neurodevelopmental disorders are a group of different conditions in which the development of the central nervous system is disturbed. This includes developmental brain dysfunction, which can manifest as neuropsychiatric problems (Autism Spectrum Disorders, schizophrenia, fragile-X syndrome, down syndrome), or impaired motor function, learning, language or non-verbal communication. The generation[…]

Special issue of Development on human development

Posted by on November 13th, 2017

Development is pleased to welcome submissions for an upcoming special issue on human development. This issue will focus on advances in our understanding of how human organs and tissues are formed, and how the processes and mechanisms involved compare to those in other species. This special issue will be published in early autumn 2018, to coincide[…]

Scientific Copy Editor

Posted by on November 8th, 2017

Cambridge, United Kingdom   The Company of Biologists (biologists.com) is looking to recruit a Scientific Copy Editor to work across our portfolio of five life-science journals, with a particular focus on Journal of Experimental Biology. This full-time position is available for two years initially. The role entails copyediting articles to a high standard, compiling author[…]

28th Mammalian Genetics & Development Workshop

Posted by on November 6th, 2017

Date: 30th November 2017 Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH Organisers: Nick Greene (UCL), Cynthia Andoniadou (KCL), Andy Copp (UCL)   https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ich/research/developmental-biology-cancer/developmental-biology-birth-defects/mgdw   The Mammalian Genetics and Development Workshop is an annual meeting covering the development and genetics of mammals.  The Meeting is based on the submitted abstracts, and include[…]

An interview with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017

This interview by Katherine Brown originally appeared in Development, Vol 144 Issue 21 Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany. In 1995, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, along with Eric Wieschaus and Edward Lewis, for her work on the genetic control[…]

October in preprints

Posted by on November 2nd, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. Let us know if we missed anything.   October was a monster month for preprinting (a burst of post-summer productivity?), notable for the number of preprints covering plant development, disease modelling, modelling modelling, neurodevelopment, and organisms ranging from polychaete worms to hemipterans, Arctic charr[…]

PhD Advice From the Twitter Hive Mind

Posted by on October 26th, 2017

Doing a PhD is tough, the data from surveys supports that. However it is not insurmountable, and here we have a collection of some guidance from the Twitter community.  Let us know in the comments if you have any thoughts to add.   [View the story “PhD Survival” on Storify]   (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Assistant Professor of Biology (Developmental Biologist)

Posted by on October 25th, 2017

The Department of Biology within the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure track position in developmental biology at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2018. The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of 8,913 undergraduate and graduate students. The[…]