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Developmental biology: a Royal stamp of approval

Posted by on April 17th, 2019

Each year The Royal Society, the world’s oldest national scientific institution, elects a new set of Fellows (both UK-based and ‘Foreign Members’). This year, among 62 distinguished researchers from across the scientific disciplines, four developmental biology and stem cell researchers were named, and one name in particular delighted the Development office… James Briscoe, who joined[…]

Meeting Report: Polyploidy in Organ Development, Repair, and Disease

Posted by on April 16th, 2019

Polyploidy is a conserved and frequently occurring phenomenon whose impact on organismal health and disease is poorly understood.  This first symposium focused on Polyploidy was organized by Don Fox (Duke University), Vicki Losick (MDI Biological Laboratory), and Adrienne Roeder (Cornell University), and took place at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on October 13-14,[…]

One-day Symposium on Developmental Bioelectricity in Boston, MA – July 26th, 2019

Posted by on April 16th, 2019

A fundamental question in biology is how cells communicate to fashion and repair complex biological structures and tissues.  It is well established that cells communicate through biochemical cues.  However, compelling evidence suggests that cells and tissues of all types use ion fluxes to communicate electrically as well.  In addition, it is now clear that this[…]

Development at the single cell level – cover competition

Posted by on April 11th, 2019

This summer, Development will be publishing a special issue showcasing the best research in stem cell and developmental biology, building on the rapidly evolving tools of single cell analysis. Some papers in the issue have already been published as part of our continuous publication system (see the latest articles here), while other research articles and front[…]

Competitive recruitment for doctoral contracts 2019 – IBDM, Marseille, France

Posted by on March 28th, 2019

2019 PhD Projects @ IBDM :    Investigating basic principles of tumor hierarchy in Drosophila Tumors are often heterogeneous, composed by different cell types that exhibit a hierarchical organization reminiscent to developing tissues. At the top of the hierarchy lie Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) that have the ability to undergo unlimited self-renewal, to propagate tumor[…]

Group Leader Positions (Researcher I, code 1110) – 6 year contracts

Posted by on March 16th, 2019

University of Bergen Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology The University of Bergen (UiB) is an internationally recognized research university with more than 14,000 students and close to 3,500 employees at seven faculties. The university is located in the heart of Bergen. Our main contribution to society is excellent basic research and education across[…]

Development Special Issue: Chromatin and Epigenetics

Posted by on March 14th, 2019

Development invites you to submit your latest research for our upcoming special issue: Chromatin and Epigenetics. This issue will be coordinated by several of our Academic Editors who are experts in this field: Benoit Bruneau, Haruhiko Koseki, Susan Strome and Maria Elena Torres-Padilla. Recent years have seen huge advances in our understanding of how DNA and histone modifications, chromatin[…]

Obituary: Jarema Malicki (1965-2019)

Posted by on March 6th, 2019

This obituary by Colin Johnson recently appeared in Development. Jarema Malicki, a pioneer in developmental studies of the vertebrate retina, died on 4th January 2019, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. Here, I reflect on Jarema’s life and work, with a particular focus on his research interests in zebrafish as a model organism for vertebrate[…]

The BSDB Archive now available at the John Innes Centre

Posted by on February 19th, 2019

The BSDB Archive covers 70 years of our society’s history, providing deep insights into its early years, its long trail of scientific conferences, workshops and committee meetings; it includes an almost complete collection of the many newsletters that have been published since issue 1 came out in 1979. A year ago, many of the archive’s[…]

1st Crick-Beddington Developmental Biology Symposium 2019

Posted by on February 19th, 2019

On the 4th and 5th of February, the Crick hosted its first Developmental Biology Symposium in honour of Rosa Beddington FRS (1956-2001). Covering themes from embryonic growth to metabolism and aging, the symposium attracted more than 200 delegates from across the globe.     The symposium harnessed an impressive richness in diversity of topics and[…]