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the Node Calendar competition – vote here, vote now!

Posted by on May 14th, 2019

*Voting is closed and winners have been announced!*   Our call for images to fill our 2019-20 calendar was met with an amazing response – 62 entries showcasing the diverse beauty of developmental biology. Now it’s time for you vote for the 12 that will make it into print. Because we want a range of[…]

Echoes of “Chromatin-Based Regulation of Development” workshop OR “to TAD or not to TAD”?

Posted by on May 14th, 2019

The non-profit publishing groups can make a real difference The very best part of being a scientist is cracking mysteries of the universe and what is in it. The second best thing about this profession, in my opinion, is being part of a scientific community. Conversations, conferences, workshops, collaborations, networking, support and constant inspiration from[…]

Meeting report of the Cambridge Fly Club Symposium – Past, Present and Future of Drosophila Research

Posted by on May 10th, 2019

By Ghislain Gillard, Maria J. Gomez Lamarca, Robert Krautz, Rosa Park, David Salvador-Garcia, Yara Sanchez-Corrales and Jelle van den Ameele   On the 28th of January, the Cambridge Fly Club held its very first Symposium in the beautiful environment of Wolfson College, Cambridge, UK. This meeting, titled “Past, Present and Future of Drosophila research” was[…]

Publishing Fly Research

Posted by on May 9th, 2019

Back in January, The Cambridge Fly Club held a symposium to mark 25 years since the publication of the famous Gal4/UAS paper (Brand & Perrimon, 1993 – published in Development); the organisers have posted a meeting report here. As part of this symposium, the organisers asked me to give a talk on ‘Publishing Fly Research’.[…]

You focus on the science, we focus on the logistics

Posted by on May 9th, 2019

The Company of Biologists (Development’s not-for-profit publisher) is currently seeking proposals for Workshops to be held during 2021. The Workshops provide leading experts and early-career researchers from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds with a stimulating environment for the cross-fertilisation of interdisciplinary ideas. The programmes are carefully developed and are intended to champion the novel techniques[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The Zero Dollar Genome

Posted by on May 9th, 2019

In this episode of Genetics Unzipped we talk to pioneering geneticist George Church about his plans for the ‘Zero Dollar Genome.

The people behind the papers – Julia Brandt, Mary Rossillo and Niels Ringstad

Posted by on May 9th, 2019

This interview, the 61st in our series, was recently published in Development A fundamental aim in developmental biology is to understand how the various cell types of the body are specified by differential gene regulation. Caenorhabditiselegans nervous system development provides a powerful system for studying this, as exemplified by a new Development paper reporting on how the BAG neurons that help[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The case of the missing chromosomes

Posted by on May 8th, 2019

Everyone knows that humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes. But back in the 1930s, the correct answer would have been 24. So what happened?

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Darwin vs Mendel

Posted by on May 8th, 2019

In this episode of Genetics Unzipped we ask, what would have happened if Darwin had read Mendel? And what if they’d been on Twitter?

YTRB Network: Worldwide Bridges to Connect Young Tunisian Researchers in Biology

Posted by on May 4th, 2019

The Young Tunisian Researchers in Biology Network: Tunisia is suffering brain drain, especially post Tunisian-revolution (2011). Recent non-official reports say that over 90.000 senior quitted Tunisia since 2012, most of them are doctors, pharmacists and engineers. Aware of considerable role that may Tunisian scientist diaspora could play in the development of Tunisia in general and[…]