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Honouring developmental biology

Posted by on January 12th, 2017

The New Year’s honours list recognises citizens who have made achievements in public life and committed themselves to serving and helping Britain. This year three prominent developmental and stem cell biologists were honoured, putting our field in the national news. The Development team were especially happy that two of the newly honoured researchers have connections to the[…]

The fly reveals a new signal involved in limb growth

Posted by on January 9th, 2017

Researchers at IRB Barcelona identify a fundamental role of the JAK/STAT signalling pathway in the development and growth regulation of limbs in Drosophila. Published in Nature Communications, the study paves the way to research into the function of this pathway in vertebrate development and its possible involvement in human congenital diseases.   Many of the[…]

The times they are a-changin’

Posted by on January 3rd, 2017

This Editorial originally appeared in Development, Volume 144, Issue 1 Olivier Pourquie   The past 15 years have witnessed major evolutions in the field of developmental biology – in imaging technology, genome editing, development of new ‘model’ systems and many other areas. Much of the action in our domain is now taking place in the stem[…]

Postdoctoral Fellows (Two positions) in RNA Neurobiology at the Alonso Lab

Posted by on December 21st, 2016

Postdoctoral Fellows (Two positions) RNA Control of Neural Development and Behaviour Alonso Lab, University of Sussex Brighton, United Kingdom Two postdoctoral positions are available in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex supervised by Professor Claudio Alonso (http://www.sussex.ac.uk/lifesci/alonsolab/) within the broad field of Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience. The aim of the project[…]

New phenotype dataset available for embryonic-lethal mouse knockouts

Posted by on December 1st, 2016

    This post originally appeared on Annotations, the DMDD blog.   New image and phenotype data for embryos and placentas from embryonic lethal knockout mouse lines has been made available on the DMDD website today. The knockout data includes the ciliary gene Rpgrip1l as well as Atg16l1, a gene encoding a protein that forms[…]

New meeting: Programming and Reprogramming the Brain

Posted by on November 24th, 2016

On April 3-4, 2017 scientists from around Europe will be converging on Munich, Germany for the next meeting in the Abcam Brain meeting series – Programming and Reprogramming the Brain. Organizers, Benedikt Berninger (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) and Paola Arlotta (Harvard University) have put together a fantastic line up of speakers (see preliminary program).   This[…]

Two opportunities at The Company of Biologists

Posted by on November 23rd, 2016

  The Company of Biologists is a not-for-profit publishing organisation dedicated to supporting and inspiring the biological community. We currently have two opportunities available in our Cambridge office.   Journal Website Content Manager We are creating an exciting new role to enhance the community content on our journal websites. We publish five important journals that[…]

PhD and postdoc positions in Luschnig Lab to study tricellular junctions

Posted by on November 22nd, 2016

The group of Stefan Luschnig at the Cluster of Excellence “Cells in Motion” (CiM) and the Institute of Neurobiology, University of Münster, invites applications for a PhD student and postdoc position The positions are available from February 2017 for three years. The Luschnig group investigates developmental, cellular, and molecular aspects of epithelial biology using a[…]

A Bioimage Analysis Community Meeting, NEUBIAS2020

Posted by on November 14th, 2016

  Learn and Communicate Bioimage Analysis NEUBIAS2020 conference is a new annual meeting of the BioImage Analysis community. We are very glad to invite you to the first conference in Lisbon (Portugal) on 12-17th of February 2017, hosted and co-organized by the Gulbenkian Institute of Science. The conference aims to promote knowledge- and technological- transfer between all the[…]

Embryogenesis Explained

Posted by on November 8th, 2016

Gordon, N.K. & R. Gordon (2016). Embryogenesis Explained. Singapore, World Scientific Publishing Company. xxiii+759pp., 431 illustrations. http://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/8152 https://www.amazon.com/Embryogenesis-Explained-Natalie-K-Gordon/dp/9814350486/ref=mt_hardcover?_encoding=UTF8&me= Here’s the Table of Contents: Chapter 1: How Embryogenesis Began in Evolution Chapter 2: Developmental Anatomy of the Axolotl Chapter 3: Developmental Genetics: A Flying Tour Chapter 4: Epigenetics: Higher Order Gene Control Chapter 5: The Cytoskeleton[…]