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November desktop calendar

Posted by on October 28th, 2011

It’s that time of the month again, when we upload the desktop calendar for next month. This time an image that you may remember from April – either from the contest on the Node or from the pub quiz at the BSDB meeting. It’s a sea biscuit during metamorphosis from larval to adult stage. This[…]

Node survey results

Posted by on October 5th, 2011

A few months ago we ran a survey on the Node to ask how you used the site, and if you had any suggestions. First of all, a big thank-you to all of you who took the time to answer our questions. As promised, we held a random draw among the survey participants: the winner[…]

This month on the Node – September 2011

Posted by on September 30th, 2011

What was new on the Node this month? Here are a few of the highlights from September: EMBO meeting Natascha Bushati attended the EMBO meeting, and wrote several posts as one of their certified bloggers, including two interviews that are definitely worth a read: one with Janet Rossant, and a joint interview with Eric Wieschaus[…]

October desktop calendar

Posted by on September 29th, 2011

It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time to download next month’s desktop calendar. Put it on your own computer and/or on the computers in your lab. There, now you’re all ready for October! Mouse embryo showing Wnt1/Cre-YFP transgene (yellow), 2H3 antibody (red), and DAPI (blue). This image, taken by Elsa Denker of[…]

Site update and dates for your calendar

Posted by on September 15th, 2011

Scheduled Node Maintenance: This weekend (September 16-18) we’re upgrading the system that the Node runs on (WordPress), so you may not be able to access the site at times. Everything should be working again on Monday, but as always, if you spot anything unusual, let us know. Update 18/9: the site upgrade is now complete,[…]

Node updates

Posted by on August 31st, 2011

Survey As you know we carried out a survey about the Node this summer. Thank you to those who answered our questions! It was very helpful. We’re currently analysing the results, and you can expect a report on the Node soon. One lucky survey participant, Greg Shanower of The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Philadelphia[…]

September desktop calendar

Posted by on August 30th, 2011

We’re as surprised as you are that September starts in a few days! Time to get a new desktop calendar. While it may look like an African violet, this is actually a staining of the four-cell stage of a slipper limpet (Crepidula fornicata) just about to cleave to the eight-cell stage. This image, taken by[…]

Adding events to the Node calendar

Posted by on August 4th, 2011

I’ve just added some 2012 conferences to the events calendar, and thought I’d give a quick reminder on how to add events here. If you have an account on the Node, you will have received these instructions when your account was approved. (And if you don’t have a Node account, you can get one here.)[…]

Squid

Posted by on July 29th, 2011

The winner of the fourth round of Development cover images, collecting more than half of the total votes, was this squid embryo image, taken by Amber O’Connor from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Runners-up in this round of images (all taken by participants of the Woods Hole Embryology course in 2010) were a fly[…]

Job posting: Executive Editor for the journal Development

Posted by on July 13th, 2011

We’d like to draw your attention to one of the current job postings, even if you don’t normally look at the job ads page. After 8 very successful years with Development, Dr. Jane Alfred has decided to leave her position as Executive Editor. If you have editorial experience and are looking for a challenging role[…]