I am Shinichi Morita, a postdoctoral researcher in Teruyuki Niimi’s lab at the National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan (Fig. 1A, B). Our research interests focus on the evolutionary novelties that insects have acquired, and how various insect morphologies have arisen during evolution (Fig. 1C-P). Beetle horns are thought to be an evolutionary[…]
The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is running a workshop bringing together rodent and non-mammalian model organism users, facilitating research partnerships and encouraging the development of new and innovative applications of non-mammalian organisms. There will be an opportunity to: Hear from rodent and non-mammalian model organism users. Learn[…]
It’s undoubtedly the middle of summer here in Saint Augustine, Florida. Daily temperatures are soaring into the 90s, and we’re grateful if the humidity dips below 70%. Thankfully, the Seaver lab doesn’t have to contend with much of this heat. Instead, our members are inside, comfortable though busier than ever, mentoring summer interns, piloting new[…]
In January 2018, twenty-one graduate students and early career researchers from across South and North America participated in the International Course on Developmental Biology, an EMBO Practical Course held at the Marine Biology Station of Quintay-Chile (CIMARQ). This two-week course was led by eight world-renowned researchers, Drs. Roberto Mayor, Nipam Patel, John Ewer, Raymond Keller,[…]
The Mouse ENCODE Project released a slew of papers late last month reporting findings from a three-year effort to comprehensively map functional elements in the mouse genome. Their major findings are summarized in an integrative paper in Nature (Yue, F. et. al., 2014). Similar to the goals of the human ENCODE project (The ENCODE Project Consortium,[…]
6th Young Embryologist Annual Meeting Friday 27th June 2014 JZ Young LT, Anatomy Building, University College London Registation and abstract submission now open The 6th Young Embryologist Meeting aims to bring together developmental biologists from across the UK and abroad to discuss their work at a leading UK institution by presenting a talk or a[…]
4th Young Embryologist Meeting Friday 1st June 2012 UCL Institute of Child Health, London Registration and Abstract Submission NOW OPEN (until March 31st) The 4th Young Embryologist Meeting (YEM:2012) will take place on the 1st of June 2012 in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre at UCL’s Institute of Child Health, London.[…]
The Young Embryologist Meeting 2011 will be held at King’s College London on May 6th, 2011.