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Evo Devo Art

Posted by on October 21st, 2013

I make art that brings together music, animation, and performance to explore evolutionary and developmental biology themes. I aim to illuminate the magic of the biological world for a broad audience of scientists and non-scientists, young and old. In order to communicate science to the general public and fuel a sense of awe at the[…]

(Developmental) Biology around the internet- September 2013

Posted by on September 16th, 2013

Here is our monthly round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research – Nature reported this month that stem cells have been used to generate minibrains in vitro. You can read an excellent article by Ed Yong on this work . – The hilarious 2013 IgNobel Prizes[…]

What songs would you take to a desert island?

Posted by on July 4th, 2013

One of my favourite radio programs on the BBC is called Desert Island Discs. In this programme, a politician, activist, actor, writer or scientist is asked: if you had to live in a desert island, what would be the 8 records/songs that you would take with you? Although it is interesting to know what kind of[…]

Double bill: Bringin’ Stickleback / Bad Project

Posted by on January 24th, 2011

Is this Monday not quite giving you the results you were hoping for? Cheer up with a few science music videos. This one, “Bad Project”, is being emailed around rapidly among scientists worldwide, so there’s a good chance you’ve already seen it. If not, it’s worth a watch for the costumes (made of lab supplies!)[…]

My Hox genes were messed up

Posted by on December 13th, 2010

In Spring 2010, the Biol 460 Developmental Biology class at Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calfornia, made this video about Hox genes: Set to the tune of Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok”, but with far more intelligent lyrics and a funnier video, the song refers to the Ultrabithorax mutation that causes Drosophila to grow a second pair of[…]

Rock Stars of Science

Posted by on November 17th, 2010

Glamour, fame, red carpets, flashing lights. It’s not what you usually get as a top scientist, but why not? Why should overnight reality TV stars get more attention than people who spent years researching how the world works? This lack of attention to the important role of scientists was a driving force behind the second[…]

Arabidopsis song

Posted by on September 6th, 2010

“Why are there no pop hits about Arabidopsis?” sings Karmadillo. Even though their Arabidopsis song is not a pop hit (yet?) either, Karmadillo can at least lay claim to the honour of having performed it alongside other science-themed songs on the “Reproductive Stage” at the virtual 2010 Geek Pop festival. The song celebrates Arabidopsis as[…]

microRNAs and Music – an interview with Eric Olson

Posted by on August 24th, 2010

At the recent SDB meeting in Albuquerque, Eric Olson took the stage twice: on Friday morning he spoke in the organogenesis session about the role of microRNAs in muscle, and on Sunday evening he entertained the attendees of the conference’s closing ceremony with his band, the Transactivators. In between these two performances, I asked him[…]

An interview with Thomas Lecuit

Posted by on July 16th, 2010

(This interview by Kathryn Senior originally appeared in Development on July 13) Thomas Lecuit heads up a multidisciplinary team of 10 scientists at the Developmental Biology Institute of Marseilles (IBDML) in France. He is deeply interested in how the tissues that form our organs acquire and maintain their proper architecture and has special expertise in[…]