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This month on the Node – May 2012

Posted by on June 4th, 2012

This (last…) month, several posts on the Node were about publishing issues. Ivan Oransky wrote a guest post to tell the story of why he and Adam Marcus started the blog “Retraction Watch“, which tracks retractions across the literature. “There are 44% more papers published every year than a decade ago, but at least 10[…]

Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole – round 2

Posted by on May 31st, 2012

The winner of the previous round of images from the 2011 Woods Hole embryology course appeared on the cover of Development a few weeks ago. But which of the following will receive the same honour? It’s up to you to decide: vote in the poll below the images for the one you would like to[…]

Winning image: six zebrafish

Posted by on May 29th, 2012

Earlier this month, you voted for your favourite image from the International Course on Developmental Biology. The winner, exactly 100 votes ahead of number 2, was this zebrafish embryo image: The image shows six Sox10-GFP transgenic embryos, in which GFP and DAPI fluorescence are merged. The picture was taken by Mariana Herrera Cruz (Instituto de[…]

The SDB-BSDB Interview Chain: Steffen Biechele interviews Stephen Fleenor

Posted by on May 9th, 2012

Winners of the student poster competition at the annual BSDB meeting get an amazing prize: they receive a registration for the annual SDB meeting in North America. And, vice versa, winners of the SDB poster competition get to go to the BSDB meeting in the UK. Sadly, the winner of last year’s SDB poster competition,[…]

Images from the International Course on Developmental Biology

Posted by on May 3rd, 2012

One of the covers of Development this year is reserved for an image from the International Course on Developmental Biology, UNAB, Quintay-Chile. This course ran from 5-17 January in Chile. You can read a report from the course on the Node. Which image will get the coveted cover spot is up to you to decide.[…]

Skate wins cover contest

Posted by on May 2nd, 2012

The winner of the first round of images from the 2011 Woods Hole Embryology Course is in. This beautiful image of a skate got almost half of the votes cast, and won by a large margin: The image shows the ventral surface of the skate Raja prepared by alcian blue and alizarin red staining for[…]

This month on the Node – April 2012

Posted by on April 30th, 2012

Discussions We launched an essay competition, “Developments in development”. If you have any thoughts on the future of developmental biology – whether it’s about techniques, funding, or the general direction of the field – submit an essay before July 2nd, for a chance to be published in Development. For full details, see this post. Speaking[…]

Dates for your calendar

Posted by on April 24th, 2012

Registration deadlines: April 29 – Early registration and abstract submission deadline for the third meeting of the European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology (EED) April 30 – Registration deadline for Molecular & Cellular Basis of Regeneration & Tissue Repair (EMBO conference and BSDB Autumn Symposium) May 28 – Early registration deadline for the SDB meeting[…]

Essay contest – Developments in development

Posted by on April 18th, 2012

Have you ever thought about the future of developmental biology? Over the past decades, developmental biology has changed a lot. We have different tools, do different types of experiments, collaborate with different disciplines, and even fund and publish research in different ways. But which changes are still to come? What will the future bring? If[…]

Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole – round 1

Posted by on April 11th, 2012

Last year you selected four covers for Development from images taken by students of the 2010 Woods Hole Embryology Course. These were the four winners: The students of the 2011 course took some stunning images as well. (See also this report from the class). We’re asking you once again to help us select a cover[…]