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Woods Hole images 2014 round 4- vote for a Development cover

Posted by on July 9th, 2014

Time for the second round of images from last year’s Woods Hole embryology course! Below you will find 4 fantastic images taken by students of the 2013 course. Choose the one you would like to see in the cover of Development by voting on the pole at the end of the post (you can see bigger versions[…]

GATA6 and the power of single cells

Posted by on May 29th, 2014

Any mammal who celebrated Mother’s Day earlier this month realizes how important mothers are for us and the tight bond between them and their children. Forget clean shirts and packed lunch every day; for us developmental biologists, there is no better reflection of this bond than the extraembryonic membranes that support the growth of the[…]

6th Young Embryologist Annual Meeting

Posted by on April 8th, 2014

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[…]

A day in the life of…a mouse lab

Posted by on October 11th, 2013

I work at the National Institute for Medical Research in London. My project is currently investigating the cues governing development of the limb, with an emphasis on cartilage patterning in vitro. I have a PhD in developmental biology and have been working with mice for over eleven years.   The mighty mouse.The mouse is a[…]

The Node postcards!

Posted by on August 30th, 2013

Here at the Node we are very excited about our new conference giveaway- the Node postcards! We have selected a set of 4 beautiful images that have featured in the Woods Hole image competitions in the last few years: the dwarf cuttlefish, the E10.5 mouse embryo, the bat skeleton preparation and the set of Drosophila embryos. And[…]

PhD programLaunching

Posted by on March 12th, 2013

WELCOME to the INFORM PhD Program! The INFORM program (INformation Flow and ORganization at the Membrane) sets up an interdisciplinary consortium at the site of Scientific Park of Luminy in Marseilles, gathering 12 laboratories in Biology, Mathematics and Physics. The objective is to quantitatively understand the biochemical and mechanical basis of cell signaling at different[…]

Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole – Round 4

Posted by on September 5th, 2012

This is the final round of images from the 2011 Woods Hole embryology course. The students of the 2012 course have also taken some beautiful images, and you’ll see those on the Node later this year. But for now, vote in the poll below the images for the one you would like to see on[…]

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[…]

The IMPC: a new era in mouse genetics

Posted by on April 26th, 2012

The sophistication of genetic tools and the relative ease of breeding and housing mean that the mouse is the most widely used mammalian organism for basic and biomedical research. The genotype-phenotype information that will emerge from the efforts of the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC), now well into its first year, will advance all areas[…]

Under the microscope

Posted by on February 15th, 2012

Cambridge University Research has recently launched a series of videos called “Under The Microscope”, that showcase some of the microscopic research carried out at the university. Two of the eight videos they’ve published so far have featured developmental biology: PhD student Matt Benton talking about beetle development. Research fellow Erica Watson describes mouse development. The[…]