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Making and breaking the left-right axis in Cancun

Posted by on June 28th, 2013

Just before the ISDB meeting in Mexico, over a hundred researchers gathered for a satellite symposium on the development of left-right asymmetry. Although the external body plans of vertebrates (and many invertebrates) are bilaterally symmetrical, various internal organs are positioned asymmetrically. For example, the heart is located towards the left, but paired organs such as[…]

Day 5 at the ISDB- Goodbye Cancun, hello Singapore!

Posted by on June 22nd, 2013

The last day of the ISDB saw also the last plenary session. One of the highlights of this session was also a talk by Patricia Delgado. Patricia works on the molecular and evolutionary basis of butterfly wing patterning. Her talk included beautiful pictures of butterflies, including an image (not from her lab) of the alphabet[…]

Day 4 at the ISDB- many prizes

Posted by on June 20th, 2013

Today was the day when the excellent work of many developmental biologists was recognized by the community. The first prize to be awarded was the brand new Latin American Society of Developmental Biology prize. The winner, Roberto Mayor, was awarded this prize not only for his excellent body of work on neural crest cells, but[…]

Day 3 at the ISDB- a day of rest

Posted by on June 19th, 2013

Day 3 of the ISDB was really only half a day, with the only free afternoon/evening in the intense meeting program. The first part of the morning featured two parallel sessions. One of the sessions was a roundtable discussion on how to succeed in science, and included a panel of very successful developmental biologists, sharing[…]

Day 2 at the ISDB- Not so much sun, but some great science

Posted by on June 18th, 2013

Let’s be honest- the first talk of the morning session in a conference is always badly attended, right? Well, not at the ISDB! In a clever move by the organisers, the very first speaker of day 2 was no other than Sir John Gurdon, and consequently the room was full. The chair of that plenary[…]

Day 1 at the ISDB- Sun, science and origami

Posted by on June 17th, 2013

Due to lack of internet at the ISDB conference venue, it is not possible for the Node to tweet live from the conference. Instead we will try to post regular updates!   Day one of the International Society for Development Biology meeting, and boy is it hot here in Cancun! Not that anyone is complaining[…]