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Intersection Image Contest Winner

Posted by on April 4th, 2011

Congratulations to Stéphane Vincent of the IGBMC in Illkirch, France, who won the Node’s intersection image competition: His image showing staining of a gut section of a E17.5 mouse embryo impressed the judges as well as the Node’s readers, receiving more than half of the votes. Stéphane says: “I took this picture by chance: I[…]

Image competition finalists

Posted by on March 21st, 2011

In the Node’s recent image competition, we asked for images related to developmental biology and some sort of intersection – playing on the double meaning of the word “node” in the site’s name. We received as many different interpretations of this theme as submissions, which gave the judges a difficult task. But by looking both[…]

Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Posted by on March 14th, 2011

We were deeply shocked to hear about the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, and would like to express our sympathy with the people of Japan. Throughout the weekend, we have been following news from colleagues in Japan, but we still don’t have a complete picture of where researchers in the[…]

First cover image winner: sea urchin

Posted by on March 8th, 2011

Congratulations to Sarah A. Elliott (University of Utah) and Nobuo Ueda (University of Queensland), whose image of a sea urchin eating seaweed will appear on a cover of Development later this year. Mouth of an adult sea urchin feeding on a fragment of seaweed. The image is a still from this timelapse: It was a[…]

Select a Development cover image from the Woods Hole course

Posted by on February 28th, 2011

Last summer you’ve been able to follow the experiences of a few of the students of the Woods Hole embryology course on the Node. You could tell from their stories that they learned different imaging techniques and studied a range of unique organisms. The images produced in this course deserve a much wider audience, so[…]

Image contest deadline extended (and other image news)

Posted by on February 25th, 2011

Good news if you were rushing to get your images in in time for our image competition: we’ve extended the deadline to March 15. We’ve seen all sorts of unique interpretations of the theme “intersections” as applied to developmental biology among the submissions so far. Make sure to send yours in, too – you just[…]

News for Node readers and writers

Posted by on February 21st, 2011

Contest reminder The deadline for the Node image contest is creeping closer. Have you sent in your submission yet? Have a look on our Facebook page to get a glimpse of the kind of thing you could win. (Though, presumably, you’re not going to commission the Node logo when you win, so it would look[…]

What’s new at the Node?

Posted by on February 10th, 2011

We’ve been busy – both behind the scenes and in plain view – so it’s time for another update. Contest We’re currently running our very first contest, with a prize generously donated by TipArt. If you’d like to win a chance to commission some unique science-themed art, remember to send in your images before the[…]

the Node image competition

Posted by on February 3rd, 2011

[updated 24/2] – New deadline: March 15 To celebrate the successful first half year of the Node, we’re running a competition. A Node Latin, Nodus – a knot In general – a point of intersection In developmental biology – an embryonic tissue that patterns a developing embryo All you have to do is send us[…]

PhD studentship: Analysis of progenitor cell differentiation programmes

Posted by on January 12th, 2011

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship investigating cell differentiation during development (closing date 14th January, 2011). Cell differentiation programmes are central to the production of specialised tissues during development. Moreover, in-depth understanding of cell differentiation is essential for many applications, including stem cell technology and tissue repair. We study the programme that governs muscle[…]