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The people behind the papers #4

Posted by on September 26th, 2016

In this series, we interview the people behind some of the most exciting recent papers in developmental biology and related fields, to give context to the work and find out how the story came together.   Today we feature an upcoming paper in Cell Stem Cell that investigates the role of Schwann cell precursors in the multi-tissue regeneration of the[…]

Seeking out the sweet spot in cancer therapeutics: an interview with Lewis Cantley

Posted by on September 23rd, 2016

  “…had you told me when I was 25 years old that I would be the director of a cancer center I would have been incredulous, given that I was totally into chemistry”   This is an extract from an interview that originally appeared in Disease Models and Mechanisms (available here Open Access) Paraminder Dhillon,[…]

Would peer review work better if reviewers talked to each other? An interview for Retraction Watch

Posted by on September 21st, 2016

As you may have seen, we at Development have recently announced a change to our peer review process, introducing a cross-referee commenting step. This should be in place within the next week or two, and we’re hoping it will help us to make better decisions on papers, and to make the revision process easier for[…]

The People Behind the Papers #3

Posted by on September 2nd, 2016

In this series, we interview the people behind some of the most exciting recent papers in developmental biology and related fields, to give context to the work and find out how the story came together.   Today’s paper is from the latest issue of Development and  introduces the squid Doryteuthis pealeii as a lophotrochozoan model for eye[…]

The SDB-BSDB Interview Chain: Mathew Tata interviews Yusuff Abdu

Posted by on August 23rd, 2016

Mathew Tata was the winner of the BSDB poster competition at the BSDB-BSCB 2016 meeting in Warwick. His prize was a trip to Boston to attend the SDB-ISD meeting in August, where he caught up with the SDB poster prize winner Yusuff Abdu to continue the BSDB-SDB interview chain (have a look at our previous[…]

The People Behind the Papers #2

Posted by on August 22nd, 2016

In this series, we interview the people behind some of the most exciting recent papers in developmental biology and related fields, to give context to the work and find out how the story came together.   Today’s paper is from the latest issue of Development and investigates the mechanisms of lizard tail regeneration, revealing distinct cell behaviours in[…]

The People Behind the Papers #1

Posted by on August 16th, 2016

In this new series, we interview the people behind some of the most exciting recent papers in developmental biology and related fields, to give context to the work and find out how the story came together. To inaugurate the series, we start with a paper that came out recently in Cell, and uncovered a mechanism for how nuclear pore[…]

Interview with Beddington medal winner Elena Scarpa

Posted by on April 21st, 2016

Every year, the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) awards the Beddington Medal to the best PhD thesis in developmental biology. The 2016 award went to Elena Scarpa, who did her PhD with Roberto Mayor at University College London (UCL). We caught up with Elena at the BSCB/BSDB Spring meeting, and we asked her about[…]

Building genetic tools in Drosophila research: an interview with Gerald Rubin

Posted by on April 18th, 2016

This interview first featured on Disease Models and Mechanisms.   Gerald (Gerry) Rubin, pioneer in Drosophila genetics, is Founding Director of the HHMI-funded Janelia Research Campus. In this interview, Gerry recounts key events and collaborations that have shaped his unique approach to scientific exploration, decision-making, management and mentorship – an approach that forms the cornerstone[…]

Interview with BSDB poster winner Mathew Tata

Posted by on April 15th, 2016

Valeria Yartseva was the winner of last year’s Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) meeting poster competition. Her prize was to attend the spring meeting of the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB), held jointly with the British Society for Cell Biology at the University of Warwick in the UK. Continuing the interview chain, Valeria interviewed Mathew[…]