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Editorial: Advocating developmental biology

Posted by on June 27th, 2018

This editorial by Aidan Maartens, Andreas Prokop, Katherine Brown and Olivier Pourquié originally appeared in Development   Developmental biology is a discipline with a long and rich history, a vibrant and diverse present, and a future of tremendous potential. The field has had enormous impact beyond its own boundaries, for example providing many key concepts for medical research and[…]

New embryo phenotype data from the DMDD programme

Posted by on June 15th, 2018

Following our latest data release, the DMDD website (dmdd.org.uk) now contains detailed phenotype data for nearly 700 embryos from 82 different knockout mouse lines. Highlights include the identification of limb defects and cysts in Col4a2 knockouts and replication of the major features of Meckel syndrome in B9d2 knockouts. We have begun to add immunohistochemistry image[…]

Call for papers: Development at the single cell level

Posted by on June 14th, 2018

Development is pleased to welcome submissions for an upcoming special issue on ‘Development at the single cell level’. This special issue aims to showcase the best research in stem cell and developmental biology, building on the rapidly evolving tools of single cell analysis. The issue will be guest-edited by Allon Klein and Barbara Treutlein, working alongside our team of[…]

Call for new preLighters

Posted by on June 6th, 2018

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s new preprint highlighting service, has now been running for more than three months. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields.     We are now ready to grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers,[…]

DanStem embarks on a strategic partnership with Helmholtz Zentrum München

Posted by on May 23rd, 2018

Translational stem cell research for type 1 diabetes therapy is in prime focus with a new strategic alliance between The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) and Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU). Through the establishment of a strong R&D platform for manufacturing of human pluripotent stem cell-derived pancreatic islet cells for future stem[…]

Richard Gardner is the 2018 BSDB Waddington Medal winner

Posted by on April 16th, 2018

The Waddington Medal is the only national Developmental Biology award in the UK. It honours outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community. The medal is awarded annually at the BSDB Spring Meeting, where the recipient presents the Waddington Medal Lecture. Here we introduce the 2018 winner Richard Gardner who won the[…]

YEN Conference 2018: Abstract submission and registration is open!

Posted by on April 11th, 2018

***Abstract Deadline is Saturday, 14th April!*** Young Embryologist Network Conference 2018 14th May 2018 The Francis Crick Institute, London, UK   This year we are pleased to announce Professor Wolf Reik as our keynote speaker. His research group, based at the Babraham Institute, investigates the roles of epigenetic gene regulation in mammalian development. We are also honoured to[…]

PhD position: Origin and Evolution of Synaptic Proteins at Sars Centre in Bergen, Norway

Posted by on April 10th, 2018

There is a vacancy for a PhD position at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology (www.sars.no) in the research group headed by Dr. Pawel Burkhardt. The position is for a fixed-term period of 4 years and is subject to funding on the Sars Centre core budget. The Sars Centre belongs to the University of Bergen and is partner of[…]

James Briscoe announced as Development’s new Editor-in-Chief – Editorial & Interview

Posted by on March 27th, 2018

This editorial and interview appeared in Development, Vol 145 Issue 6   A new Editor-in-Chief for Development Sarah Bray, Kate Storey, Katherine Brown   As many of you will be aware, The Company of Biologists initiated a search last year for a new Editor-in-Chief for Development, after Olivier Pourquié announced his intention to step down[…]

Abcam & the Node meeting reporter competition winner: Zubair Nizamudeen

Posted by on March 20th, 2018

Earlier in the year we and Abcam ran a competition to find a meeting reporter for the upcoming Abcam Adult Neurogenesis meeting to be held in Dresden in May. Today we are delighted to announce the winner: Zubair Nizamudeen, a PhD student in Virginie Sottile’s lab at the Wolfson STEM Centre, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK. Zubair’s[…]