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FASEB 2017 BioArt Winners

Posted by on December 13th, 2017

Here at the Node we are always on the lookout for beautiful developmental biology images and videos, and love our science art (see here, here, here, here and here!). So we were excited to hear FASEB announce the winners of their 2017 BioArt competition.  As well as gorgeous images (see below) there was this wonderful video – the[…]

BSDB writing competition for PhDs & postdocs

Posted by on November 28th, 2017

In preparation of our upcoming 70th anniversary to be celebrated at the special Spring Meeting in Warwick (April 15th-18th 2018), the BSDB announces a writing competition for its graduate student and postdoc members. We are curious to hear about your thoughts (in not more than 500 words) on one of the following topics: The future[…]

On Growth and Form at 100: The story behind the cover

Posted by on November 28th, 2017

Today marks the publication of Development’s special issue celebrating the centenary of D’Arcy Thompson’s ‘On Growth and Form’. Given the continuing influence of the book’s graphical elements – from its captivating transformation diagrams to its drawings of geometrically stunning invertebrate shells – the Development team knew that the cover of the issue had to reflect this[…]

Evo-devo music

Posted by on September 27th, 2017

It’s rare to see your working life captured in a music video.  This made me happy, I hope you enjoy it. Click the title above. (+4 rating, 4 votes) Loading…

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[…]

Mechanical control of the inner ear development

Posted by on September 14th, 2017

Prologue Molecular biological approaches to understanding the complex gene networks regulating development often resemble attempts to understand a Monet painting by looking at it up close. We find the links within a disorganized array of brush strokes and shapes but may miss the big picture. Our recent study is an example of how one must sometimes[…]

Embryosafari: an attempt at illustrating development

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

Hello, Community! In July, I revealed to the world my attempts at scientific illustration. Aidan (The Node’s Community Manager) took a keen interest in my work and was very kind to share it on social media. Here is my long-promised post about my biology art (which can be viewed at www.embryosafari.com). Before I delve into[…]

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[…]

Behind the scene of Embryology 2017: not just about the science

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017

Blog post written by Isabelle Vea – 2017 Embryology Student   All 24 of the 2017 Embryology students came to Woods Hole to learn from the best scientists in the developmental biology field. We were immersed in a unique setting to interact with established and promising investigators. In general, each invited lecturer came and spent from[…]