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A mouse embryo atlas using HREM data

Posted by on May 23rd, 2016

For the first time, a reference mouse embryo atlas has been created using HREM image data. For other embryo imaging methods such as micro-CT, a reference embryo atlas has previously been shown to be the basis of automated phenotyping (Wong et al, 2014). This new work (a collaboration between the DMDD programme and the Mouse[…]

Recovering from an earthquake: update from IMEG

Posted by on May 13th, 2016

I recently learned that the recent earthquakes in Kumamoto, Japan, severely affected the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics (IMEG) – home to a large community of developmental biologists. Fortunately, none of the institute’s staff were seriously injured, but there was significant damage to the building and the research infrastructure and it will take a[…]

Big data: challenges and opportunities

Posted by on May 11th, 2016

“With great power comes great responsibility” In recent years, next-generation-sequencing approaches have churned out a huge amount of ‘big data’ – a wealth of digital information that could one day have a powerful impact on biomedical research. Recognising the potential of big data to improve our understanding of human health and disease, the NIH partnered[…]

New Node banners!

Posted by on May 6th, 2016

As you may have noticed, we have a series of new Node banners (alongside some of our old favourites). As there isn’t really space to give credit to the authors on the banner itself, we thought we would write this short post to give credit where credit is due! Below is the list of the[…]

Goodbye from Cat!

Posted by on May 6th, 2016

Today is my last day on the Node, so this is my chance to say goodbye!  It has been 3 very busy years on the Node, but I have really enjoyed myself! When I first started on the Node I was fresh out of my PhD (actually, I was still writing my thesis) and my[…]

YEN 2016 – register now!

Posted by on May 4th, 2016

Young Embryologists’ Network 2016 As a neglectful member of this parish over the last few months/years (insert standard academic administration/teaching workload complaints here), I have the great pleasure to come out of my slumber to drum up interest in one of the best things about being (a developmental biologist) in London: If you have[…]

All movies of the 2016 BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting

Posted by on April 23rd, 2016

In 2016 the BSCB/BSDB Spring conference has yet again been a great success, and many prizes were announced, amongst them the BSDB’s Waddington, BSCB’s Hooke, BSCB’s Women in Cell Biology Early Career Award, BSDB’s Cheryll Tickle and BSDB’s Beddington medals. See below movies of the first four of the five medal talks and find more[…]

8th Young Embryologist Network Conference

Posted by on April 14th, 2016

8th Young Embryologist Network Conference 27th May 2016 09:15-18.00 UCL Institute of Child Health Registration and abstract submission are now open! The 8th Young Embryologist Network Conference aims to bring together developmental biologists from across the UK (and beyond) to discuss their work. This year, YEN is honoured to have Professor Paul Martin from the University of Bristol present The Sammy Lee Memorial[…]

BSCB/BSDB Spring Meeting 2016: BSDB medals & all other awards

Posted by on April 13th, 2016

The joint BSDB/BSCB spring meeting has yet again been a great and most successful event. As every year most of our Awards are announced on this meeting and the BSDB would like to congratulate all prize winners and awardees. Quick Access – Waddington | C Tickle | Beddington | Summary Enrico Coen: winner of the[…]

Enrico Coen: the 2016 BSDB Waddington medal winner

Posted by on April 11th, 2016

The BSDB is delighted to announce Enrico Coen CBE FRS (John Innes Centre, Norwich) as the 2016 winner of theWaddington Medal. Professor Coen was awarded the medal for his pioneering contributions to understanding patterning and morphogenesis in plants, particularly snap dragon flowers. His work elegantly combines molecular genetics, diverse imaging techniques and computational modeling (see the[…]