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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[…]

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[…]