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February in preprints

Posted by on March 1st, 2021

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  The preprints this month are hosted on bioRxiv, arXiv and – use these links to get to the section you want. Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling | Morphogenesis & mechanics | Genes & genomes | Stem cells, regeneration & disease modelling | Plant development Evo-devo & evo Cell biology[…]

Precision by design: Setting boundaries in patterning

Posted by on March 1st, 2021

Developmental patterning is an essential process for multicellular development, as it drives the cell-fate decisions that determine an organism’s body plan. One of the aspects that has fascinated me is the accuracy and reliability of patterning. The accuracy is particularly intriguing because we know this happens in spite of the natural stochasticity that can disrupt[…]

SciArt Profiles: Eva Pillai

Posted by on February 26th, 2021

In our sixth excursion into the overlap between science and art we meet Eva Pillai, a postdoc in Kristian Franze’s lab at the University of Cambridge.   Where are you originally from and what do you work on now? I’m from Malaysia and am currently working with Kristian Franze at the University of Cambridge. Here[…]

Stowers Research Conferences: Developmental Cell Biology

Posted by on February 25th, 2021 Stowers Research Conferences are biennial meetings that bring together researchers, faculty, and graduate students to inspire creative thought and collaboration in the basic sciences. April 22-23, 2021 Registration Deadline: April 21, 2021 Location: ZOOM Webinar Keynote Speakers: Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Olivier Pourquie, Joanna Wysocka Session Speakers: Ed Munro, Hernan Garcia, Lila Solnica-Krezel, Samantha Morris, Celina[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Dogology – the genetics of our four-legged friends

Posted by on February 25th, 2021

We’re bringing you some scientific ‘tails’ -literally – as we explore the genetics of dog breeds and behaviour.

Avian insights into human ciliopathies

Posted by on February 22nd, 2021

Press release for a recent Development paper from Samantha Brugmann’s lab Ciliopathies are genetic disorders caused by defects in the structure and function of cilia, microtubule-based organelles present on the surface of almost every cell in the human body which play crucial roles in cell signalling. Ciliopathies present a wide range of often severe clinical[…]

SciArt Profiles: Sofia Araújo

Posted by on February 19th, 2021

In our fifth SciArt Profile we meet Sofia Araújo, a Professor in the University of Barcelona.   Where are you originally from, where do you work now, and what do you work on now? I am originally from Portugal. I took my Ph.D. in the UK and now, after a postdoc and a career development[…]

A new society for regenerative biologists

Posted by on February 15th, 2021

This Editorial by Kenneth Poss and Elly Tanaka was recently published in Development The regenerative biologist Richard Goss wrote a half century ago: ‘If there were no regeneration, there would be no life. If everything regenerated, there would be no death. All organisms exist between these two themes.’ (Goss, 1969). Tissue regeneration is on display[…]

SciArt Profiles: Priyanka Oberoi

Posted by on February 12th, 2021

In our fourth SciArt Profile we meet Priyanka Oberoi, an illustrator, artist and photographer whose work often features scientific themes.   Where are you originally from and what do you work on now? Originally I am from India, and am an illustrator and photographer by profession. After spending five years studying art in the College[…]