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Interview with Beddington Medal winner William Razzell

Posted by on April 14th, 2014

Each year, the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) awards the Beddington Medal to the best PhD thesis in developmental biology. This year’s award went to William Razzell, who completed his PhD in Paul Martin’s lab at the University of Bristol. At the BSDB Spring Meeting last month, Will presented his thesis studies of wound […]
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Interview with BSDB poster winner Zarah Löf-Öhlin

Posted by on March 26th, 2014

Last year we interviewed Kara Nordin, who won the SDB poster prize at the ISDB meeting in Cancun. Kara’s prize was to travel to Warwick to attend this year’s BSCB/BSDB Spring meeting. Continuing the interview chain, Kara interviewed Zarah Löf-Öhlin, who won the BSDB poster prize there. As a prize, Zarah will be attending the […]
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Setting the record straight- an interview with Daniel St Johnston

Posted by on December 3rd, 2013

Professor Daniel St Johnston is a prominent developmental biologist and the current director of the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge (UK). The St Johnston lab recently retracted two papers, in what Retraction Watch lauded as a poster case of ‘doing the right thing’. The Node interviewed Daniel and discussed the case, and how his experience highlighted […]
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An interview with Benoit Bruneau

Posted by on November 5th, 2013

This interview first appeared in Development.   Benoit Bruneau is a developmental biologist based at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco. His lab studies the transcription factors and chromatin remodelling complexes that regulate cardiac organogenesis and differentiation, with the aim of uncovering the basis for congenital heart defects. Benoit has recently become an editor for Development, […]
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In Development this week (Vol.140, Issue 22)

Posted by on November 5th, 2013

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Profiling the mammalian brain In mammals, adult neurogenesis is highly restricted to the subventricular zone and to the subgranular zone (SGZ) of the hippocampal dentate gyrus. Is neurogenesis in these regions a recapitulation of developmental neural production, or does it involve distinct molecular and […]
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Evo Devo Art

Posted by on October 21st, 2013

I make art that brings together music, animation, and performance to explore evolutionary and developmental biology themes. I aim to illuminate the magic of the biological world for a broad audience of scientists and non-scientists, young and old. In order to communicate science to the general public and fuel a sense of awe at the […]
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An interview with Janet Rossant

Posted by on October 18th, 2013

This interview first appeared in Development.   Janet Rossant is a developmental biologist who has worked for many years on the mouse blastocyst, the derivation of stem cell lines and on investigating the mouse genome. In June 2013 she became the president of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). At the 2013 International Society […]
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Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide – the new book by Paul Knoepfler

Posted by on September 30th, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Associate Professor and dedicated stem cell blogger Dr. Paul Knoepfler about his upcoming book “Stem Cells: An Insider’s Guide”. The book covers everything from defining stem cells and their clinical applications to stem cell regulation and even some stem cell urban legends. Here, Paul chats about his book, […]
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An interview with Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado

Posted by on September 11th, 2013

Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado is an investigator at the Stowers Institute and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and has worked for many years on regeneration in a little flatworm- the planaria. The Node interviewed Alejandro at the 2013 International Society of Developmental Biology meeting, and asked him about his career, his work on regeneration, and his role […]
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An interview with Marianne Bronner

Posted by on August 23rd, 2013

Marianne Bronner is a developmental biologist at the California Institute of Technology. At the International Society of Developmental Biology (ISDB) meeting in 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Conklin medal for her work on the cells of the neural crest. The Node interviewed Marianne at the ISDB meeting and asked her about her fascination for […]
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