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Recognition and metrics for peer review activity: reviewercredits.com

Posted by on April 25th, 2017

In this post, I would like to introduce to “The Node” our website, reviewercredits.com, launched last July by myself and my friend Robert Fruscio. We are both physicians (I’m in critical care, he is in Gynecological oncology) and several times we chatted about peer review: we always realized how this activity is poorly recognized, despite[…]

Development introduces format-free submission

Posted by on April 20th, 2017

At Development, we are committed to making submission as easy as possible for our authors. We realise that submitting a paper to any journal can be a lengthy process: authors are asked to comply with detailed journal-specific guidelines without knowing whether the paper will be accepted or even peer-reviewed. We are therefore delighted to announce[…]

STEM Graduates announce partnership with the Science Council

Posted by on March 30th, 2017

STEM Graduates is a graduate recruitment agency and jobs board. We offer permanent salaried roles to students and graduates from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines. We believe these candidates have a unique set of career needs that can only be met by a specialist within this field. We launched STEM Women in 2016 to[…]

Internship opportunity on the Node

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

I am delighted to announce that we are offering an opportunity for a 3-month internship on the Node. This is being offered as a PIPS placement to students on the BBSRC DTP program, or on similar programs where an internship forms part of the PhD training. If you have a passion for science communication and[…]

On Growth and Form conference – Call for Papers

Posted by on March 14th, 2017

ON GROWTH AND FORM CENTENARY CONFERENCE 13-14 October 2017 University of Dundee and University of St Andrews 2017 marks 100 years since the publication of D’Arcy Thompson’s landmark book On Growth and Form. To mark the occasion, a two-day interdisciplinary conference is being organised at the Universities of Dundee and St Andrews, where D’Arcy spent[…]

Why are geneticists measuring the webbing between mouse embryo fingers?

Posted by on February 21st, 2017

A new paper published in Journal of Anatomy shows that measuring the amount of inter-digital webbing in mouse embryos between 14 and 15 days gestation is the best way to find out their exact stage of development. So why is this important to a geneticist? If we want to discover a causal link between a gene[…]

ISSCR 2017 Award Winners Announced

Posted by on February 16th, 2017

Each year the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) recognises the stem cell researchers driving the field forward in their annual awards. You can learn more about the awards here, and watch short videos of the awardees discussing their work below.   Elaine Fuchs McEwen Award for Innovation    Jayaraj Rajagopal Dr. Susan Lim Outstanding Young[…]

Uncovering Non-canonical Roles of E-cadherin Beyond Cell Adhesion

Posted by on February 14th, 2017

Broad perspective Successful division was an essential criterion for establishing the cell as the basic unit of life on earth. Later, cell-cell adhesion made possible the evolution of multicellular life forms. These two fundamental cellular processes co-function throughout the life of an organism, during development, wound healing and tissue regeneration. In epithelial tissues this results[…]

YEN Conference 2017: Registration open now!

Posted by on February 8th, 2017

Young Embryologist Network 9th Annual Conference. 9th May 2017 at the Institute of Child Health, UCL, London. This year, YEN is honoured to have Dr Darren Gilmour from EMBL Heidelberg present the Sammy Lee Memorial Lecture. We are also pleased to host two invited speakers, Dr Karen Liu (King’s College London), and Professor Michael Stumpf (Imperial College London). As well as three abstract-selected talk sessions and a poster[…]

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[…]