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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[…]

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[…]

October desktop calendar

Posted by on September 29th, 2011

It’s the end of the month, which means it’s time to download next month’s desktop calendar. Put it on your own computer and/or on the computers in your lab. There, now you’re all ready for October! Mouse embryo showing Wnt1/Cre-YFP transgene (yellow), 2H3 antibody (red), and DAPI (blue). This image, taken by Elsa Denker of[…]

Final Day at The EMBO Meeting – Behaviour and lots of Movies!

Posted by on September 14th, 2011

The famous Richard Axel kicked off the last day in Vienna by presenting new data on how olfactory information is projected from the olfactory bulb to the cortex. After his keynote lecture, the talks in the plenary session continued with a focus on the brain and how it drives behaviour in different circumstances or environments[…]

An Interview with Janet Rossant

Posted by on September 13th, 2011

I arranged to talk to Professor Janet Rossant after her talk at The EMBO Meeting here in Vienna. Janet is Chief of Research at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, besides being a University Professor at the University of Toronto. Throughout her career she has been and still is making major contributions to the[…]

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[…]

Intersection Image Contest Winner

Posted by on April 4th, 2011

Congratulations to Stéphane Vincent of the IGBMC in Illkirch, France, who won the Node’s intersection image competition: His image showing staining of a gut section of a E17.5 mouse embryo impressed the judges as well as the Node’s readers, receiving more than half of the votes. Stéphane says: “I took this picture by chance: I[…]

Image competition finalists

Posted by on March 21st, 2011

In the Node’s recent image competition, we asked for images related to developmental biology and some sort of intersection – playing on the double meaning of the word “node” in the site’s name. We received as many different interpretations of this theme as submissions, which gave the judges a difficult task. But by looking both[…]

The amazing neural crest

Posted by on March 9th, 2011

The power of stem cells lies in the ability to give rise to many different cell types.  The stem cells found in the neural crest are no exception, and a recent Development paper describes the importance of Foxd3 in maintaining self-renewal and multipotency of these stem cells, and in regulating the fate choice of these[…]

Young Embryologist Meeting 2011 (YEM:2011)

Posted by on February 15th, 2011

The Young Embryologist Meeting 2011 will be held at King’s College London on May 6th, 2011.