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Development presents… December webinar on plant development

Posted by on November 30th, 2020

Reminder: this webinar is happening  Wednesday 2 December 2020, 10:00 GMT (that’s 11:00 Vienna/15:30 Delhi/19:00 Tokyo/21:00 Sydney)     We’re happy to confirm the next in our Development presents… webinar series will be chaired by our Editor Yrjö Helariutta (Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge / Institute of Biotecnology, University of Helsinki) and features three talks[…]

An interview with Dawei Sun

Posted by on November 24th, 2020

  Dawei Sun has just finished his PhD in Dr Emma Rawlins’ lab at The Gurdon Institute here in Cambridge, UK. He has remained in the city with his wife for the duration of the pandemic. In the middle of the UK’s second lockdown we met him, virtually, to find out how he is doing,[…]

Paul S. Burgoyne (1946-2020)

Posted by on November 18th, 2020

This Obituary by James M. A. Turner, Shantha K. Mahadevaiah, Arthur P. Arnold and Robin Lovell-Badge was recently published in Development.      Paul Burgoyne was an outstanding mouse geneticist and developmental biologist who made fundamental discoveries about the sex chromosomes and their biology. He was born on 10th January 1946, spending most of his[…]

Special Issue of Development on The Origins and Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders

Posted by on November 13th, 2020

Development is excited to announce the completion of our Special Issue on The Origins and Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders, guest edited by Sally Dunwoodie (Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney) and John Wallingford (University of Texas in Austin).     The Special Issue features 4 Spotlights, 1 Primer, 1 Review, 20 research articles and,[…]

Development presents… November webinar videos

Posted by on November 12th, 2020

Yesterday we held the second webinar in our new series, this time coinciding with the publication of our Special Issue on The Origins and Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders and featuring three fantastic talks on the theme. Here you’ll find the three talks and their live Q&A sessions, moderated by John Wallingford, one of the guest[…]

Development presents… November webinar

Posted by on November 11th, 2020

Talks now available here!     The second webinar in the Development presents… series coincides with the November release of our Special Issue: The Origins and Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders. The Special Issue showcases the role of developmental biologists in addressing developmental disorders – the leading biological cause of death for children of all ages[…]

Genetics Unzipped: Heat, Stick, Duplicate, Repeat: The Story Of The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Posted by on November 5th, 2020

In this episode we’re taking a look at the story and the characters behind one of the most transformative – and ubiquitous – techniques in modern molecular biology: the polymerase chain reaction.

Development Special Issue: Imaging development, stem cells and regeneration

Posted by on November 3rd, 2020

Development invites you to submit your latest research to our upcoming special issue: Imaging development, stem cells and regeneration. Imaging-based approaches have long played a role in the field of developmental biology. However, recent technical advances now provide us with the ability to visualise cell and developmental processes at extraordinary resolution and in real-time. From[…]

October in preprints

Posted by on November 2nd, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  The preprints this month are hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv – 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[…]