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From stem cells to human development: registration now open!

Posted by on December 12th, 2017

  Development is delighted to announce the third in our highly successful series of events focussing on human developmental biology. Since the initiation of this series, in 2014, we have witnessed huge progress in this field, with more and more researchers turning to stem cell and organoid systems to investigate development and organogenesis in vitro, as[…]

Goodbye intern on the Node

Posted by on December 7th, 2017

Three months ago I did the unthinkable and moved to England, a strange haggis-free land. Starting my BBSRC PhD Internship (introductory post here) at the Node having left my Scottish lab was an amazing opportunity to get more involved with the dev bio community.   My main task while here was the day to day[…]

Marie Curie PhD fellowship / Molecular profiling of cells during regeneration: cell diversity and evolution across phyla

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

A 3-year PhD fellowship in evolutionary developmental biology and genomics is available in the lab of Michalis Averof, at the Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon (IGFL) in France. The fellowship is funded by the Marie Curie ITN programme EvoCELL. Some animals have the ability to regenerate parts of their body (limbs, tail, internal organs)[…]

BSDB writing competition for PhDs & postdocs

Posted by on November 28th, 2017

In preparation of our upcoming 70th anniversary to be celebrated at the special Spring Meeting in Warwick (April 15th-18th 2018), the BSDB announces a writing competition for its graduate student and postdoc members. We are curious to hear about your thoughts (in not more than 500 words) on one of the following topics: The future[…]

On Growth and Form at 100: Morphogenesis one century after On Growth and Form

Posted by on November 28th, 2017

This editorial by Thomas Lecuit and  L. Mahadevan originally appeared in Development’s Special Issue: On Growth and Form – 100 Years On     Morphogenesis, the study of how forms arise in biology, has attracted scientists for aeons. A century ago, D’Arcy Wentworth Thompson crystallized this question in his opus On Growth and Formusing a series[…]

Embryonic development inspires regenerative medicine

Posted by on November 27th, 2017

The European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Barcelona and IRB Barcelona bring together leading scientists in the conference “Morphogenetic Engineering”, an event supported by the BBVA Foundation. The merge of various disciplines of developmental biology is key to enhancing our knowledge of tissue development and repair, processes that find their most direct applications in regenerative[…]

New resources section on the Node

Posted by on November 23rd, 2017

Since its launch in 2010, the Node has functioned as a community resource for developmental biologists. When I started my 3 month internship in September (see my introductory post here), we decided to utilise my experience as an active researcher to redesign and update the Node’s resources page. This included transferring the resources from the[…]

Synthetic Materials for Human Organoid Generation and Wound Healing (The Journey)

Posted by on November 20th, 2017

Looking back on the journey of: Ricardo Cruz-Acuña and Miguel Quirós et al. Nature Cell Biology (2017) The Start  On August 2013, I took my first one-way trip departing from Puerto Rico. Although I have always been passionate about travelling to as many places (the cheapest way) possible, embracing the PhD-journey in a new city[…]

Special issue of Development on human development

Posted by on November 13th, 2017

Development is pleased to welcome submissions for an upcoming special issue on human development. This issue will focus on advances in our understanding of how human organs and tissues are formed, and how the processes and mechanisms involved compare to those in other species. This special issue will be published in early autumn 2018, to coincide[…]

Funded PhD Positions – Purdue Center for Plant Biology

Posted by on November 7th, 2017

PURDUE UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR PLANT BIOLOGY   Purdue University is seeking graduate students to train for high-tech science careers in basic plant sciences through the Center for Plant Biology.   Purdue has invested more than $20 million in plant sciences and hired ten new faculty members since 2015 to expand research and education in basic[…]