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New Reviews Editor at Development

Posted by on November 6th, 2012

Associate Reviews Editor (Stem Cells) Development Based in Cambridge, UK Applications are sought for a new role of Associate Reviews Editor for the stem cell field at Development. Joining an experienced, expanding and successful team, this is an exciting opportunity for a promising scientific editor to make a significant contribution to one of the major[…]

The embryonic cell lineage of C. elegans, revisited and revisualized

Posted by on October 26th, 2012

On my desk sits a tattered photocopy of one of the pinnacles of modern developmental biology, the “embryonic lineage” paper by John Sulston, et al. (1983). In this paper, Sulston et al. completed a project begun in the late 19th century, namely to trace the complete genealogy of all cells in a nematode embryo. C.[…]

At the cutting edge of molecular biology: 25 years of Genes & Development

Posted by on October 18th, 2012

The Genetics Society’s 2012 Autumn Meeting celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Genes & Development There have been exciting advances in molecular analyses of genetic and epigenetic regulation of key cellular processes.  This meeting will  focus on issues such as chromatin, epigenetics and gene regulation, replication, checkpoints and DNA repair, RNA function and control as they[…]

Colouring the Mouse Embryo

Posted by on August 13th, 2012

48 anatomical structures of the presented mouse embryo atlas are shown in 3D. Here is the backdrop for our recent paper in Development, “A novel 3D mouse embryo atlas based on micro-CT”.   With the human genome project complete, the sequence and the location of each gene in the genome is understood.  However, the understanding of[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Zebrafish Lab at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis Indiana, USA

Posted by on May 16th, 2012

A postdoctoral position is available in the zebrafish laboratory of Ryan M. Anderson at the Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana (http://www.wellscenter.iupui.edu/researchers/ryan-m-anderson). We use zebrafish as a genetic/epigenetic model to study pancreatic endocrine cell differentiation during development and regeneration. The fellow will study cell reprogramming in vivo using newly isolated mutants[…]

Stairway to Learning

Posted by on March 30th, 2012

When I stepped into the Institute of Genetics, Mainz, I stepped into the world of neural development – I was like Aladdin in the Cave of Wonders! It was all so new to me – so exciting, and so much to learn! Prof. Gerhard Technau’s group worked on different aspects of Drosophila neural development –[…]

Development: New Executive Editor

Posted by on November 30th, 2011

I’m the new Executive Editor at Development, taking over after Jane Alfred’s eight years at the journal, and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I’m starting here fresh off the plane from Heidelberg, Germany, where I have been working as a scientific editor at The EMBO Journal for the last three years,[…]

Doing Science in Barcelona

Posted by on November 22nd, 2011

Blog entry When thinking Barcelona, what first comes to mind is probably the football and Olympic games, the beaches, relaxed Mediterranean lifestyle, siesta and long nights out. All of it is accompanied with the Gaudi’s whimsical architecture at the background as an extra bonus. People usually go to Barcelona for a vacation or … for[…]

Postdoctoral position – MRC Department of Biomedical/Developmental Genetics, University of Sheffield, UK

Posted by on October 26th, 2011

Overview The Research Associate will work in the MRC Centre for Developmental and Biomedical Genetics within the Department of Biomedical Science.  The department has an active community of researchers specialising in different aspects of developmental biology.  You will take part in a project aiming to understand how cell proliferation is temporally integrated with digit patterning[…]

A deep breath to kick off the BSCB-BSDB Spring Meeting 2011

Posted by on May 20th, 2011

BSCB-BSDB Spring meeting April 27 – 30, 2011 Canterbury University Since I very much enjoyed last year’s joint conference of the British Societies for Developmental Biology (BSDB) and Cell Biology (BSCB) in Warwick, I was optimistic about attending the 2011 meeting in Canterbury. The organisers unknowingly scheduled it for the days around the royal wedding[…]