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‘Education, Education, Education’

Posted by on October 15th, 2013

‘‘Either write something worth reading, or do something worth writing.’’ Benjamin Franklin.   I am in Paris. I love Paris. It reeks of the arrogance and certainty still of the ‘City of Light’ title, and the popular French imagination that the events of 1789 were the crown that sat atop the Enlightenment and set the[…]

Cellular Reincarnation

Posted by on October 1st, 2013

Stuck! Here I was trapped in this valley with no way out. And it was crowded here, with all of my fibers I sensed numerous peers condemned to a similar fate. The wonderful scenes that could be reached from the top of Mt. Waddington had been illusionary. Was this my reward: being trapped in Fibrocity,[…]

silicoCROSS: a help in genetic crosses

Posted by on August 12th, 2013

I’m quite a lazy person, and as such I like to find solutions to boring and repetitive tasks. One of those is the drawing of punnett squares in Drosophila genetics. I wrote a little software (accessible here: silicocross.molecular.ch), that does basically that: drawing punnett squares. When you access the software you are asked how many[…]

Beautiful stem cells on eurostemcell.org

Posted by on July 31st, 2013

Hi everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the sun. We’ve just sent out our July newsletter over at EuroStemCell and we’ve got quite a bit of news that I thought my interest members of The Node:         Christele Gonneau joins us as a new image blogger and you can expect to see her[…]

“Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources” Workshop during the 8th European Zebrafish Meeting

Posted by on July 18th, 2013

This was my first time in lovely Barcelona. I travelled from London the day before the zebrafish meeting kicked-off (in order to be well rested and alert for all the talks and posters!). I attended the “Working with Zebrafish Genome Resources” workshop and I have to say it was absolutely helpful for any scientist working[…]

Discovery at the MBL

Posted by on July 12th, 2013

It’s been four full weeks since I arrived at the MBL Embryology course. Over that time, I came to appreciate the heritage left by previous generations of scientists at the MBL. This year marks the 120th anniversary of the Embryology course, which trained an unbroken line of eager scientists. One can easily see this spirit[…]

New fellowships for International students to attend Top Developmental Biology course in Chile

Posted by on July 5th, 2013

Olivier Pourquie, Nipan Patel, Claudio Stern, John Wallingford, Mary Mullins, Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado, Andrea Streit, among other will teach, hands-on, the paradigms, problems and technologies of modern Developmental Biology. The course will start with a plenary lecture by Scott Gilbert about the history and concepts in Developmental Biology.   The course will take place between 5th[…]

SpotLight on Otago: Distant Developments

Posted by on July 2nd, 2013

Developmental biology from near the south pole Kia Ora from New Zealand Hi, I’m Megan Wilson and I’m a lecturer in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. My research focus, and my scientific passion, is developmental biology. In this new regular blog on the Node, I hope to bring[…]

Exploring Embryology at the Woods Hole MBL

Posted by on June 25th, 2013

After two weeks of intense work in the Woods Hole MBL Embryology course, I am beginning to understand why this course compels TAs, faculty and students from around the world to return year after year. The 24 students in the 2013 Embryology class work on a diverse set of organisms including worms, mice, chick, coral,[…]

Top Developmental Biologists meet in Chile for a laboratory and lecture course: open to Latin American and International applicants

Posted by on April 23rd, 2013

Olivier Pourquie, Nipan Patel, Claudio Stern, John Wallingford, Mary Mullins, Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado, Andrea Streit, among other will teach, hands-on, the paradigms, problems and technologies of modern Developmental Biology. The course will start with a plenary lecture by Scott Gilbert about the history and concepts in Developmental Biology. The course will take place in the summer[…]