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Midwest Society for Developmental Biology Meeting, October 16-18, 2014

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Of mice and men: exploring Mouse ENCODE

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A Day in the Life of a Turtle lab

Short Course: GENE REGULATORY NETWORKS FOR DEVELOPMENT

Posted by on August 18th, 2014

Applications are still being invited for this exciting course, to be given at MBL October 12-24, 2014.   This is the 7th edition of an advanced Course oriented around the central conceptual foci of the field. Gene regulatory networks lie at the conceptual nexus of development, evolution and functional regulatory genomics. The Course is open […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- August 2014

Posted by on August 15th, 2014

Here is August’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - An interesting article considers the impact of the Great War in women in science. - Alan Turing’s contributions to developmental biology featured in an excellent article in Mosaic. - Do you use Research Gate? […]
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Do you want to visit a collaborators lab? Apply for a travelling fellowship!

Posted by on August 7th, 2014

Are you a postdoc or student planning to visit a collaborators lab? Then apply for a Development travelling fellowship! You can be awarded up to £2,500 (or currency equivalent) to offset travel costs and expenses, and there are no restrictions on nationality. Find out more by visiting the travelling fellowships website. The next deadline is the 31st of August. […]
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Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- the winner

Posted by on July 30th, 2014

We can now announce the winner of this year’s 2nd round of images from the Woods Hole embryology course: the ‘zebrabow’ zebrafish! The full results were as follow: - Short-tailed fruit bat; 264 votes - Butterfly ovariole: 90 votes - Mouse embryo: 32 votes - ‘zebrabow’ zebrafish: 272 votes     Many congratulations to Brijesh Kumar (Indian Institute of […]
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Two recent workshops organised by The Company of Biologists

Posted by on July 18th, 2014

As you probably know, The Company of Biologists (the not-for-profit publisher behind the Node and Development) funds a variety of meetings and conferences every year, and since 2010 that it also organises its own series of workshops. The workshops are generally interdisciplinary in nature, aiming to bring together researchers who do not necessarily meet otherwise. The […]
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The Node in Vienna (and at the European Evo-Devo meeting)

Posted by on July 16th, 2014

The Node’s next stop is the capital of Austria- Vienna! Our visit will be in two parts: Cat, the Node community manager, will be giving a talk at the Vienna Biocenter Campus entitled ‘Joining the online conversation: how to use social media to communicate your science’. This will be an informal talk and Q&A which will […]
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EMBO celebrates 50 years

Posted by on July 12th, 2014

  The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) is an organization that ‘promotes excellence in the life sciences’ in Europe and beyond. With more than 1500 members (leaders in their respective fields), it is a driving force in European science. Since its inception in 1964, EMBO has played an active role in promoting research in the life sciences, organising meetings […]
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Announcing DMM’s special issue ‘Spotlight on Zebrafish: Translational Impact’

Posted by on July 6th, 2014

In recent years, the zebrafish has emerged as an increasingly prominent model in biomedical research. Its optical transparency for the first few weeks, high fecundity and ex vivo fertilization have made it traditionally suitable to study developmental biology. However, over the past decade these same features have enabled the zebrafish to become a preeminent disease model and […]
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We are 4 years old!

Posted by on June 22nd, 2014

It is our birthday today! It is exactly 4 years since the Node was launched, and since then we have grown in users and readers every year! Thank you all for writing, commenting, rating and reading the Node! We hope you will join us in another year of great discussions, research, meetings, competitions, etc, etc, etc… […]
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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- June 2014

Posted by on June 17th, 2014

Here is June’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - Fly developmental geneticist Walter Gehring sadly passed away this month. His influential research career included the discovery of the homeobox genes. - This last month saw new updates in the STAP case controversy- Haruko Obokata agreed […]
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