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MBL Embryology Course 2016

Posted by on August 1st, 2016

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.” L. Carroll ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’   We write this while we finish the last experiments for the final Show n’ Tell on[…]

Gills, fins and the evolution of vertebrate paired appendages

Posted by on April 19th, 2016

The origin of paired fins is a major unresolved issue in vertebrate evolutionary biology, and has been a topic of debate among palaeontologists, comparative anatomists and developmental biologists for over a century. Central to any question of “evolutionary origins” is the concept of homology: the sharing of features due to common ancestry. Homology may explain[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- the winner

Posted by on March 30th, 2016

The results are out! The winner of this year’s movie round from the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course is… the Drosophila embryo imaged in 7 channels!   Here are the full results: Fly embryo (Dorso-Ventral Split): 29 Fly embryo (Sections): 32 Fly Eye Disk: 10 Fly Embryo (7 channels): 76     Many congratulations to Connie Rich (University[…]

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

Posted by on March 2nd, 2016

Earlier this year we asked you to vote for your favourite image from a selection of 4 beautiful pictures taken by the students of the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course. You chose a stunning image of a bat embryo, which features in the cover of the latest issue of Development. It is now time to vote[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 1- the winner

Posted by on February 4th, 2016

And the winner of the latest round of images from the Woods Hole embryology course is… the short-tailed fruit bat embryo!   Here are the full results: – Pig embryo: 102 votes – Longfish inshore squid embryo: 67 votes – Short-tailed  fruit bat embryo: 296 votes – Mouse embryo: 129 votes       Many[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 1- vote for a Development cover

Posted by on January 18th, 2016

Every year, students from the Woods Hole Embryology course produce some stunning images. It’s now time for readers of the Node to vote which of images from the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course will be a Development cover! Below you will find 4 beautiful images from the course. Choose the one you would like to see[…]

A Day in the Life of an MBL Embryology Student – #embryo2015

Posted by on July 10th, 2015

For the second instalment of our blog from the 2015 Woods Hole Embryology course, we decided to do something a little bit different this time around, and write a “Day in the Life” style blog, to complement the excellent Day in the Life of a Model Organism series which The Node has recently been running.[…]

Woods Hole Embryology 2015 (#embryo2015)

Posted by on June 29th, 2015

Elena Boer, Shun Sogabe and Joe Hanly are currently attending the MBL Embryology course in Woods Hole MA. 2015 marks the 122nd year of the Woods Hole Embryology course. This program has a long and prestigious history, as exemplified by the long list of alumni who grace the the wall of class photos in the[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 3- the winner

Posted by on March 2nd, 2015

And the winner of the latest round of images from the Woods Hole embryology course is… the skate embryo!   Here are the full results: – SEM of butterfly scale: 93 votes – Drosophila embryos: 37 votes – Skate embryo: 241 votes – Swallowtail wing: 79 votes     Many congratulations to Mary Colasanto (University of[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 3- vote for a Development cover

Posted by on February 10th, 2015

Time for the slightly delayed third round of images from the 2013 Woods Hole embryology course! Below you will find 4 beautiful images from the course. Choose the one you would like to see in the cover of Development by voting on the poll at the end of the post (you can see bigger versions by clicking[…]