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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[…]


Posted by on March 28th, 2012

If you’ve recently visited our Facebook page, you may have already seen them, but we have some new banners – of both the physical and digital kind. First of all, we have a new banner to take to conferences. If you’re going to some of the conferences where The Company of Biologists has a stand,[…]

This Month on the Node – February 2012

Posted by on February 29th, 2012

Even with an extra day, February is always over before you know it. Nevertheless, a lot of interesting content appeared on the Node in this short month. Have a look at some of these highlights: Resources Michael Barresi shared an educational approach he’s been using in the undergraduate developmental biology course he teaches: “My students[…]

GSA conference tips

Posted by on February 28th, 2012

The Genetics Society of America has published a very useful list of tips for first time conference attendees, called “How to Get the Most Out of a Conference“. It’s written with GSA conferences in mind, but it’s applicable to most big meetings, and useful for returning attendees as well! Reposted with permission. Original list on[…]

Dates for your calendar

Posted by on February 20th, 2012

My inbox is full of abstract submission deadline reminders and meeting registration announcements, so I thought I’d share a few. Which conferences are you planning to go to this year?   Abstract submission deadlines: * February 21 (tomorrow!) – Abstract submission deadline for the JSDB/JSCB meeting (May 28-31, Kobe) * March 2 – Abstract submission[…]