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About: Katherine Brown

I'm the Executive Editor of Development. My job involves working with the academic editors and the in-house team on the content and production of the journal, commissioning and editing review articles, attending conferences and generally keeping up-to-date with the field and the community. In my earlier life I was a developmental biologist working on eye morphogenesis in flies and then fish, before a stint as an editor at The EMBO Journal.

Posts by Katherine Brown:

Raw Data: a cautionary tale

Posted by on March 4th, 2016

I’ve just finished reading ‘Raw Data’ by Pernille Rørth. As a disclaimer, Pernille ran the lab next door to me when I was a postdoc, and as Editor in Chief at The EMBO Journal helped train me up as an editor – I’ve got a huge amount of respect and liking for her as a scientist[…]

Do you want to run the Node?

Posted by on February 18th, 2016

Cat Vicente, who many of you will know as the Node’s Community Manager, is moving on to exciting new ventures. We’re really sorry to see her go – I’m sure you’ll agree that Cat has done a fantastic job running the Node over the past few years and she’ll be sorely missed, but we wish[…]

New Community Manager for the Node

Posted by on February 18th, 2016

The Company of Biologists and its journal Development are seeking to appoint a new Community Manager to run its successful community website the Node and the journal’s social media activities. Launched in 2010, the Node is the place for the developmental biology community to share news, discuss issues relevant to the field and read about the[…]

Growth and regeneration – what’s the common thread?

Posted by on February 2nd, 2016

Last week, I attended the Keystone Symposium “Molecular and cellular basis of growth and regeneration”. This outstanding meeting was the second incarnation of a Keystone meeting on regeneration; the first having been held in 2012 – Development reviewed it here. The expansion in scope of this year’s meeting to encompass both growth and regeneration was,[…]

Future developments: your thoughts and our plans

Posted by on January 5th, 2016

This editorial by Olivier Pourquié and Katherine Brown first appeared in Development.   As a journal with its community very much at its heart, we here at Development believe it is essential to ensure we take your opinions into account when planning for the future. It was with this ethos in mind that we recently[…]

Company of Biologists Workshop: Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance

Posted by on December 22nd, 2015

In October, I attended the latest Company of Biologists Workshop “Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance“. Marco Geigges, one of the attendees at the Workshop, has already posted his impressions of the event. While there, I had the opportunity to speak to the organisers and some of the speakers and early career scientists, and we recorded this short[…]

Developing a new look

Posted by on November 17th, 2015

This editorial first appeared in Development, and it was authored by Olivier Pourquié, Katherine Brown and Claire Moulton.   As you might have noticed, Development has been looking a little different recently, with a new website and a new masthead for the journal (see Box 1 for elements of our new branding). These changes mark the[…]

Editorial- Human development: a Special Issue

Posted by on September 22nd, 2015

This editorial first appeared in Development.   In September 2014, Development organised a four-day workshop titled ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’. In planning this meeting, we sought to fill what we saw as a gap in the meeting calendar – a way of bringing together a diverse cross-section of researchers with a common interest[…]

Development Community Survey

Posted by on September 1st, 2015

At Development, we’re always thinking about how we can best serve our community, and striving to ensure that the journal is publishing the most important and relevant research for its readership. To help us going forwards, we’re now asking for your feedback with a community survey designed to gauge how well Development represents and serves the modern developmental biology community.[…]

Development: Special Issue on Plant Development

Posted by on August 27th, 2015

Development is planning a Special Issue on Plant Development – in memory of Ian Sussex, one of the founding fathers of the plant developmental biology field. Ian passed away earlier this year (you can read more about his life in this Obituary, recently published in Developmental Biology), but his legacy lives on in his work and[…]