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Wellcome Trust Conference: Sub-Nuclear Structures and Disease

Posted by on May 3rd, 2012

Abstract & Bursary deadline: 11 May | Registration deadline: 31 May Now in its third year, this Wellcome Trust meeting will focus on the biology of sub-nuclear structures including the nucleolus, cajal and PML bodies. These structures have key roles in normal and diseased cells and they interact in a dynamic way. A fundamental understanding[…]

Images from the International Course on Developmental Biology

Posted by on May 3rd, 2012

One of the covers of Development this year is reserved for an image from the International Course on Developmental Biology, UNAB, Quintay-Chile. This course ran from 5-17 January in Chile. You can read a report from the course on the Node. Which image will get the coveted cover spot is up to you to decide.[…]

Skate wins cover contest

Posted by on May 2nd, 2012

The winner of the first round of images from the 2011 Woods Hole Embryology Course is in. This beautiful image of a skate got almost half of the votes cast, and won by a large margin: The image shows the ventral surface of the skate Raja prepared by alcian blue and alizarin red staining for[…]

Inflammation and Atherosclerosis – September 20-21, 2012 in Munich, Germany

Posted by on May 2nd, 2012

Upcoming deadlines: oral abstracts – June 11, 2012 Topics: • Genes, lipids and systemic inflammatione • Early inflammatory and immune-driven atherogenesis • Atheroprogression, ER-stress and unstable plaques • Novel therapeutic options involving miRNAs Speaker list: Full speaker list available on meeting website. Meeting website: (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

BSDB/BSCB/JSDB Joint Spring Meeting Report, part two

Posted by on May 1st, 2012

Tuesday: Cell cycling and growth, stem cells and fate, and medal-winners’ lectures Buzz Baum opened the cell cycle and growth in development session with a talk about his lab’s work at UCL on cell shape changes during mitosis in dissociated culture and in epithelial sheets. The talk covered cell rounding on entry into mitosis due[…]

BSDB/BSCB/JSDB Joint Spring Meeting Report, part one

Posted by on May 1st, 2012

The 2012 Spring meeting of the British Society for Developmental Biology was held on the 15th-18th April at the spacious campus of Warwick University.  The meeting was held jointly with the Japanese Society for Developmental Biology and the British Society for Cell Biology. Many delegates from the JSDB attended, presented interesting talks and posters and[…]

This month on the Node – April 2012

Posted by on April 30th, 2012

Discussions We launched an essay competition, “Developments in development”. If you have any thoughts on the future of developmental biology – whether it’s about techniques, funding, or the general direction of the field – submit an essay before July 2nd, for a chance to be published in Development. For full details, see this post. Speaking[…]

Tweets from the BSCB/BSDB/JSDB meeting

Posted by on April 30th, 2012

Although there was no “official hashtag” to be used on Twitter, several attendees of the recent BSCB/BSDB/JSDB meeting were livetweeting the event. I tried to keep up, and collected several of the tweets in this Storify, so you can see what was discussed online during the conference. A full report from the meeting is on[…]

And of course there’s a hedgehog…in the car

Posted by on April 28th, 2012

We have been getting pretty good videos for the past few days, but it seems the animals have realized we aren’t actually predators and have gone on strike. After the first night of filming, Talia was dissatisfied with the lighting and visibility of the animals, so we decided to get a few more lights and[…]

Of course there are chickens…

Posted by on April 27th, 2012

We just got back from the desert about a half hour ago, at 2:30 am, after a pretty successful evening. We also went earlier in the day to build a fenced off enclosure where we could run the animals in front of Talia’s infrared cameras. As we were getting into the car, I said to[…]