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Woods Hole images 2014 round 3- the winner

Posted by on March 2nd, 2015

And the winner of the latest round of images from the Woods Hole embryology course is… the skate embryo!   Here are the full results: - SEM of butterfly scale: 93 votes - Drosophila embryos: 37 votes - Skate embryo: 241 votes - Swallowtail wing: 79 votes     Many congratulations to Mary Colasanto (University of […]
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The Node survey- the results

Posted by on March 1st, 2015

The Node is almost 5 years old, and it is now time to revise its design and functionalities. To help us with this, during the last month we asked you to fill in a survey and give us your feedback. In total 169 people completed the survey, and many of you left comments and suggestions. Thank […]
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The Node at the Drosophila Meeting

Posted by on February 26th, 2015

The Node is off to its first conference of the year- the Annual Drosophila Research Conference, i.e. the fly meeting! We will be tweeting from Chicago using the hashtag #DROS2015, and you can also expect a meeting report here on the Node. If you are attending the meeting, why not say hello to our community manager Cat? […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- February 2015

Posted by on February 12th, 2015

Here is February’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet!   News & Research: - A new technique called ‘expansion microscopy’ makes tissues swell up in order to observe structures at higher resolution. - Mary Lyon, the mouse geneticist who proposed the theory of X-chromosome inactivation, died last December. Obituaries on […]
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BSDB Conference Grant application deadline extended!

Posted by on February 4th, 2015

Conference Grant applications of BSDB members for the BSDB/BSCB Spring meeting can be submitted until Sunday the 8th of February. Please, note that you will require an abstract and support statement as is explained here.
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Help the Node by completing our survey!

Posted by on January 19th, 2015

The Node was launched almost 5 years ago, and it is now time to revise its design and functionalities. We have created a short survey that will help us gather your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete it- the Node is here for the community, and we need your input to know how […]
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The Node in York

Posted by on January 14th, 2015

In our first visit of the year will be to York, in the north of England! Our community manager Cat Vicente will be at the department of Biology this Friday (16th of January) to give two talks about careers in publishing and science communication: - 10.30 a.m. - Coffee and Careers session, aimed at PhD students […]
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Want to attend Adult Neurogenesis 2015? Go as the official meeting reporter…

Posted by on January 12th, 2015

Adult Neurogenesis: Evolution, Regulation and Function May 6-8, 2015 - Dresden, Germany Website: http://www.abcam.com/AdultNeurogenesis2015 2015 is the 50th anniversary of Joseph Altman’s landmark discovery of adult neurogenesis. To celebrate, the fourth conference in Abcam’s Adult Neurogenesis meeting series this meeting will put the developmental process of adult neurogenesis and its regulation into the wider context […]
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Get involved with Young Embryologist Network!

Posted by on January 12th, 2015

Looking for a New Year’s resolution? Get involved with the Young Embryologist Network! Last year, Young Embryologist Network (YEN) seminars took place at Oxford University, Cardiff University and institutions across London with the help of postgrads, postdocs and young PIs… just like you! This year we want to keep growing! We plan to organise YEN […]
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Life’s Blueprint website

Posted by on January 5th, 2015

Dear Colleagues, I recently published a popular book presenting the concepts of embryonic development (Life’s Blueprint: The science and art of embryo creation) at Yale University Press. In addition to the text, I tried to convey the concepts of embryonic development by presenting pairs of images, where one portrays a biological example and the other […]
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