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Introducing preLights: preprint highlights, selected by the biological community

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018

This editorial by Katherine Brown and Olivier Pourquié was published in Development on 22/02/18. We are excited to announce the launch of preLights (https://prelights.biologists.com/), a new service from The Company of Biologists. preLights is a community platform for selecting, highlighting and commenting on recent preprints from across the biological sciences. With this service, we aim to[…]

Genes activated in metastasis also drive the first stages of tumour growth

Posted by on February 19th, 2018

In spite of the difference between the cell functions responsible for giving rise to a tumour and for the metastasis of this same tumour, studies at IRB Barcelona using the fly Drosophila melanogaster reveal that some genes can drive both phenome na.   In cancer research, there has been a tendency to differentiate between the[…]

Nominate BSDB committee members,

Posted by on February 16th, 2018

Sear BSDB Members,   I am writing to ask you to consider nominating individuals for membership of the BSDB committee.   Due to committee retirements, three new individuals are needed to serve as ordinary committee members, beginning in October 2018.   Their term of office will be five years and they will be required to (make every[…]

Updates from DORA – An interview with Stephen Curry

Posted by on February 7th, 2018

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) was conceived in 2012 at an ASCB meeting, and has since its launch in 2013 has garnered thousands of signatories from individuals and organisations. Its aim is to improve the way in which the quality of research output is evaluated, with a key recommendation being the elimination of journal-based metrics[…]

preLights – Preprint highlights, selected by the biological community

Posted by on January 29th, 2018

preLights is a new preprint highlights service supported by The Company of Biologists, the not-for-profit publisher which hosts the Node via one of its five journals, Development. The site is currently being built and will be launched soon, but before then you can keep up-to-date by signing up for news here: https://prelights.biologists.com/   You can also follow[…]

Apply for The Company of Biologists Gurdon Summer Studentships

Posted by on January 26th, 2018

The Company of Biologists Gurdon Summer Studentship scheme was initiated by the BSDB in 2014 to provide highly motivated undergraduate students with an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices. For the last four years, the quality[…]

Why more is better in comparative developmental biology…

Posted by on January 26th, 2018

Our recent paper in “Nature” [1] deconstructs molecular arguments that have been used to homologize bilaterian nerve cords. Our work illustrates well the strength of the comparative approach and the broad sampling across the animal tree of life that we use in my research group at the Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology.   Evo-Devo[…]

The new BSDB Newsletter: a focus on communication & advocacy

Posted by on January 26th, 2018

Please, have a look at the newest issue of the BSDB newsletter, which can be downloaded here. It covers two eventful years of our society’s history and is by far the longest ever published! This seems only appropriate considering that 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the BSDB’s foundation. In recognition of its history, the[…]

MBL Embryology Course: Applications Due February 1

Posted by on January 25th, 2018

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Embryology course at the Marine Biological Laboratories is just one week away (February 1). That means it is time to get your application submitted! If you have read the previously posted articles, you learned about this course helping Ania over come fears, its life changing capabilities from Tessa[…]

Report: Joint BSDB/Nordic Autumn Meeting

Posted by on January 8th, 2018

BSDB Autumn Meetings can be organised by members. So do not hesitate to approach meetings@bsdb.org if you have any ideas. However, note that we are booked for meetings through to 2021 (see BSDB meetings webpage). So think ahead, let us know, and we will help you with the organisation. Read here a report about the[…]