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Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- the winner

Posted by on March 30th, 2016

The results are out! The winner of this year’s movie round from the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course is… the Drosophila embryo imaged in 7 channels!   Here are the full results: Fly embryo (Dorso-Ventral Split): 29 Fly embryo (Sections): 32 Fly Eye Disk: 10 Fly Embryo (7 channels): 76     Many congratulations to Connie Rich (University[…]

Special Issue on Organoids

Posted by on March 15th, 2016

In vitro organogenesis has exploded onto the stem cell and developmental biology scene. It is now possible to make  miniaturised approximations of many different organs – known as organoids – entirely in vitro, using either pluripotent stem cells or adult tissue stem cells as starting material. Coaxed towards their fate by various signalling molecules and growth factors,[…]

Editorial- Closing the circle: from organoids back to development

Posted by on March 15th, 2016

This editorial was written by Melissa Little and first appeared in Development.   Organogenesis is an inherently fascinating developmental process. It requires the creation of complex form and function from a collection of distinct cell types, all of which come together without a template. To achieve this, cells within the developing organ undergo differentiation, migration,[…]

What would you ask Nobel Prize Laureate Shinya Yamanaka?

Posted by on March 14th, 2016

It’s been 10 years since induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) were first reported from the lab of Prof. Shinya Yamanaka. Since then, the field of direct reprogramming has grown immensely, and iPSCs have proved themselves to be an extremely useful and versatile tool, enabling research into basic developmental biology, the mechanism of reprogramming itself, as[…]

Travelling to a conference? Apply now for a DMM travel grant!

Posted by on March 9th, 2016

Are you interested in attending a meeting or course in a DMM-relevant field? Apply for one of our travel grants of up to £600 (or currency equivalent). The first application deadline is 29 April 2016. Applicants will usually be PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their research careers, who will use the[…]

Introducing a new Special Collection, Spotlight on Drosophila: Translational Impact

Posted by on March 3rd, 2016

In the latest issue, Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) launches a Special Collection that focuses on translational advances made using the Drosophila model, including insights into disease mechanisms, emerging technologies and therapeutic advances. This Collection, guest edited by Norbert Perrimon and Nancy M. Bonini, includes a poster article on tools and assays for fly research (from[…]

Funded places available for the workshop ‘Metabolism in Development and Disease’

Posted by on February 26th, 2016

  Places are still available for early career scientists interested in attending The Company of Biologists workshop ‘Metabolism in Development and Disease’. This is a unique opportunity to interact with the leaders in this field in a small and informal meeting. Apply until the 16th of March! For more information follow this link. (No Ratings[…]

From Stem Cells to Human Development- applications open!

Posted by on February 24th, 2016

  In 2014, Development organised a very successful meeting on how the use of stem cell technologies can inform our understanding of human development (you can read about it here or watch the movie below). The next edition of this meeting will take place in the USA this September and applications are now open! The deadline for[…]

Do you want to run the Node?

Posted by on February 18th, 2016

Cat Vicente, who many of you will know as the Node’s Community Manager, is moving on to exciting new ventures. We’re really sorry to see her go – I’m sure you’ll agree that Cat has done a fantastic job running the Node over the past few years and she’ll be sorely missed, but we wish[…]

2016 CSHL Xenopus Course (last few spots!) Deadline Feb 21

Posted by on February 12th, 2016

In order to encourage applicants to the 2016 Xenopus Course at Cold Spring Harbor, we able to offer substantial support to offset course costs thanks to support from the NICHD, Helmsley Charitable Trust, and HHMI to eligible candidates. We are particularly interested in scientists with an interdisciplinary or non-traditional background, or scientists new to Xenopus.[…]