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Forgotten classics- Genetic mosaics in Drosophila

Posted by on May 11th, 2016

Bryant, P.J., Schneiderman, H. A. (1969). Cell lineage, growth, and determination in the imaginal leg discs of Drosophila melanogaster. Developmental Biology 20, 263–290   Recommended by Peter Lawrence (University of Cambridge)     The first article in this series was the 1940 paper that first identified the number of cell layers in the shoot meristem.[…]

John Doctor Education Prize—A Best Education Video Competition

Posted by on May 10th, 2016

The Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) Professional Development and Education Committee (PDEC) created the John Doctor Education Prize to highlight great developmental biology education research.  In previous years, the committee awarded a prize for the best education poster at the SDB annual meeting.  This year, the PDEC has reinvented the award as a best education[…]

Science outreach Saturday through Friday

Posted by on May 8th, 2016

Today, the Rockefeller University held its third annual Science Saturday in New York City, its bigger science outreach event of the year.     I had the chance to get involved for the second time and I can attest it is unbelievably fun and rewarding!! Individual research labs and the Science Outreach team from Rockefeller University set up over 25 booths where[…]

Forgotten classics- Regulating the size of the mouse embryo

Posted by on April 6th, 2016

  Snow, M. H. L., Tam, P. P. L. (1979) Is compensatory growth a complicating factor in mouse teratology? Nature 279, 555-557 Lewis, N. E., Rossant, J. (1982) Mechanism of size regulation in mouse embryo aggregates J. Embryol. exp. Morph 72, 169-181 Recommended by James Briscoe (Francis Crick Institute)     As our previous forgotten[…]

Forgotten classics- Principles of morphogenesis

Posted by on March 10th, 2016

  Gustafson, T., Wolpert, L. (1967) Cellular movement and contact in sea urchin morphogenesis. Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 42, 442-498. Recommended by Thomas Lecuit (IBDM- Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille)   In the beginning of his famous 1969 paper on positional information, Lewis Wolpert states that “the central problem of the development[…]

Forgotten classics- T. H. Morgan and planarian regeneration

Posted by on February 16th, 2016

  Morgan, T.H. (1898) Experimental studies of the regeneration of Planaria maculata. Archiv für Entwicklungsmechanik der Organismen 7, 364-397 Recommended by Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado (Stowers Institute)   Some classic papers are only cited a few times, and the work therein has been largely forgotten. But that does not mean these works are not worth revisiting.[…]

2016 CSHL Xenopus Course (last few spots!) Deadline Feb 21

Posted by on February 12th, 2016

In order to encourage applicants to the 2016 Xenopus Course at Cold Spring Harbor, we able to offer substantial support to offset course costs thanks to support from the NICHD, Helmsley Charitable Trust, and HHMI to eligible candidates. We are particularly interested in scientists with an interdisciplinary or non-traditional background, or scientists new to Xenopus.[…]

Embryology Course at Friday Harbor Labs

Posted by on February 10th, 2016

Applications are still open for the Comparative Invertebrate Embryology course at the Friday Harbor Labs. It’s a great opportunity to work with diverse animal embryos. We attempt to provide an integrated view of animal development, bridging cell and molecular mechanisms with ecological and evolutionary processes. Marine invertebrate development can provide new perspectives on developmental mechanisms, eco-devo,[…]

Eco Evo Devo Postgraduate Summer School

Posted by on January 27th, 2016

Dear Colleagues, We are delighted to offer our 3rd Eco-Evo-Devo Postgraduate Summer School from August 8th to 12th 2016 at Oxford Brookes University. For full details please see the Summer School website: http://bms.brookes.ac.uk/ceec/courses/eco-evo-devo-summer Alistair McGregor.   (+1 rating, 1 votes) Loading…

Forgotten classics- Cell layers in the shoot meristem

Posted by on January 12th, 2016

  Satina, S., Blakeslee, A.F., and Avery, A.G. (1940) Demonstration of the Three Germ Layers in the Shoot Apex of Datura by Means of Induced Polyploidy in Periclinal Chimeras. American Journal of Botany 27, 895-905 Recommended by Jane Langdale (University of Oxford)   If you read about plant development in textbooks you will be told[…]