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Vote for a Development cover from the Quintay International Course on Developmental Biology

Posted by on May 23rd, 2018

In January, students from across the Americas gathered in Chile to participate in the International Course on Developmental Biology, an EMBO Practical Course held at the Marine Biology Station of Quintay (CIMARQ). In the course of two weeks of intensive training  (you can read a wonderful summary of the meeting from the students in this[…]

A tribute to parrots

Posted by on April 5th, 2018

In a previous blog, I have disgraced parrots by associating them with P-values and discrediting them for their mechanic repetition. Nevertheless, I admire the vivid colours of these multifaceted birds. Here, I want to make it up by dedicating a pseudo-colour look-up table (LUT) to parrots. The images produced by fluorescence microscopy are best displayed[…]

How to win a conference prize

Posted by on December 11th, 2017

Or, at least, produce nice posters while trying. Students on average author 1-3 papers and produce at least three times that many conference posters***. At large meetings, such as the ASCB, thousands of posters are presented each year. While presenting posters is popular, posters sessions evoke mixed feelings: they are often late in the evening,[…]

Allometry in a Simple Cell Network

Posted by on September 19th, 2017

A post by Jasmin Imran Alsous, on work done in collaboration with Paul Villoutreix and Alexander M. Berezhkovskii in the Shvartsman lab. I started working on Drosophila egg chambers from the day I joined the Shvartsman lab. Egg chambers are small clusters of cells that eventually develop into mature oocytes in the abdomen of the female[…]

What Illustrators See that a Camera Can’t

Posted by on August 29th, 2017

Illustrator Natalya Zahn on the role of observation and visual interpretation in her work creating an addendum to Nieuwkoop and Faber’s classic Normal Table of Xenopus laevis   As an artist of science and nature subjects, I’m often asked what makes the work I do better than a photograph. It makes perfect sense to imagine that a[…]

Scales in scientific images

Posted by on August 6th, 2017

I recently saw drawings by Maria Sybilla Merian at Kupferstichkabinett Berlin and the University Library Dresden. Merian, who lived from 1647 to 1717, is renowned for her exceptional illustrations of biological specimens and gained recognition as a scientist for her nature observations, for example, of insect metamorphosis.     Merian evidently was genius in choosing[…]

Four recent science art & photography announcements

Posted by on July 13th, 2017

Worm art at #Worm17 Each year at the International C. elegans Conference Ahna Skop organises a Worm Art Show with winners selected by the meeting participants (find out more about the history of the show here).  2017’s winners have just been announced – read about them over at the GSA’s Genes to Genomes blog (a great site for your bookmarks[…]

Woods Hole images 2015, Round 2 – The winner

Posted by on June 21st, 2017

The votes are in for our latest Development cover competition with entries from the 2015 class of the Woods Hole Embryology Course.  With 333 votes counted, we have a winner: 4th Place (13% of the votes) – Drosophila 3rd Place (25% of the votes) – Skate 2nd Place (26% of the votes) – Parhyale 1st Place (36% of the votes) – Crab  […]

Photo Contest

Posted by on June 21st, 2017

Hello everyone!! My name is Nadia Edelsztein and I am a PhD student from Argentina working in the Reproductive and Development field! I am addressing you all to ask for a big favour. I entered a photo contest a couple of weeks ago, held by the institute where I used to learn German. The idea[…]

One more day to vote!

Posted by on June 20th, 2017

Our image competition for a future Development cover is still live: voting closes tomorrow at 13.00 GMT! Click here to vote and find out more about the images   (No Ratings Yet) Loading…