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In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 24)

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Assessing the evolutionary origin of neural progenitors The nervous system of bilaterians arises from a small pool of neural progenitor cells (NPCs) that expressesSoxB genes, a family of transcription factors crucial for neurogenesis. The existence of NPCs has thus far been described in diverse species […]
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Nominations for the 2015 Beddington medal

Posted by on December 1st, 2014

Nominations are invited for the 2015 Beddington Medal for the best graduating PhD student in the field of Developmental Biology. The eligibility period covers PhD dissertations submitted anytime during 2014. The closing date for nominations this year is Wednesday 14th January, 2015. Before submitting any nomination, please read further details here.
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (2)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the BSDB has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. The 10 successful applicants spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback we received […]
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (1)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the BSDB has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. The 10 successful applicants spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback we received […]
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Post doc representative on the BSDB committee

Posted by on November 26th, 2014

The BSDB committee are inviting applications and nominations for a post doctoral representative to join the committee. We already have a Graduate Student representative and feel that the post doctoral community should also be represented. This position is available immediately and would be for a two year  term and we would like someone in place […]
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A new stem cell film plus more from EuroStemCell

Posted by on November 4th, 2014

Hello! We’ve got lots of new things to share, including a film and fact sheet combo that looks at cell fate, cell identity and reprogramming, a closer look at an unusual model organism, and an interview with stem cell scientist and Parkinson’s disease specialist Malin Parmar. Also featured in this news update: schools outreach in Scotland […]
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Development: Special Issue on Human Development

Posted by on November 3rd, 2014

As we’ve reported elsewhere on the Node (here and here), we recently held a very successful meeting ‘From Stem Cells to Human Development’. As a direct result of the enthusiasm expressed at this meeting, we are now planning a Special Issue on the topic of Human Development, scheduled for publication in late 2015. Submissions must […]
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Fanfare for The Company of Biologists

Posted by on November 2nd, 2014

Dear friends and members of The Company of Biologists, About a year ago, I was asked to organize the Physiology Symposium of the 6th EurBee Conference in Murcia/Spain, held by the European Association for Bee Research in September 2014. The Company of Biologists kindly provided generous and fast financial support for the two invited speakers […]
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A new set of Node postcards!

Posted by on October 20th, 2014

Every year we give you a chance to choose from sets of beautiful images taken by the students at the MBL Woods Hole embryology course. The most voted image then features in the cover of Development. The images from Woods Hole are always beautiful, and to showcase them last year we produced a set of four Node […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- October 2014

Posted by on October 15th, 2014

Here is October’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - Bananas, Jesus on toast and polar bear disguises- some of the 2014 IgNobel Prizes! And since then the real Nobel Prizes have also been announced, with two prizes for Biology. The prize in Physiology or […]
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