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BSDB Beddington medal nomination deadline: February 15th 2021

Posted by on January 18th, 2021

The Beddington Medal is the BSDB’s major commendation to promising young biologists, awarded for the best PhD thesis in Developmental Biology defended in the year previous to the award. It was announced in 2002 [letter #23/2] and first awarded in 2004.   Rosa Beddington was one of the greatest talents and inspirational leaders in the[…]

Development presents… January webinar videos

Posted by on January 15th, 2021

Yesterday we held the fourth webinar in our series, this time chaired by Development Editor Swathi Arur. Here you’ll find recordings of the  talks and their live Q&A sessions moderated by Swathi.   Brandon Scott Carpenter (from David Katz’s lab at Emory University School of Medicine) ‘C. elegans establishes germline versus soma by balancing inherited histone methylation’ Brandon’s paper[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes and Vaccines – Where mRNA COVID-19 vaccines came from and how they work

Posted by on January 14th, 2021

We take a look at the history of mRNA, the development of mRNA vaccines and how they’ve been pressed into service at breakneck speed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

25th of January: Modelling and measuring the landscapes of early embryonic development

Posted by on January 13th, 2021

Cellular differentiation describes the process by which embryonic cells become different from one another, acquiring distinct identities and specialised functions. These cells are responding to signals that modify the dynamics of the interacting key genes controlling the cell’s state. The arrival of more and better single cell data opens up new opportunities for better understanding[…]

SciArt Profiles: Suyash Naik

Posted by on January 13th, 2021

This is the first in a new series on the Node profiling scientists who do art (or artists who do science). We’ll learn about why they do it, their artistic influences, their techniques and tips. We’ll be looking for new people to feature in this series throughout the year – whatever kind of art you[…]

23rd International C. elegans Conference, June 21-25, 2021

Posted by on January 11th, 2021

The International C. elegans Conference takes place every two years and features cutting-edge research in a diverse array of topics, including physiology, neurobiology, development, evolution, behavior, aging, ecology, gene regulation, genomics, and more. For 2021, #Worm21 has been reimagined for a virtual platform and will focus on early career researchers at every stage. (+1 rating, 1 votes)Loading…

Development presents… January webinar

Posted by on January 11th, 2021

Recorded talks and Q&As are now available here.   We’re happy to confirm the next webinar in our Development presents… series will be chaired by our Editor Swathi Arur (The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center), who has brought together talks that span her interests in C. elegans development, the germline and cell signalling.[…]

List of virtual talks, seminars, forums in 2021

Posted by on January 11th, 2021

Updated 11 January. Let us know if we missed anything   Various organisations and looser assemblies of locked down researchers have begun to put together online seminar and talk series, many of which are open to anyone (usually with registration), and many of which also have previous talks recorded. Here’s a list of what we’ve[…]

December in preprints

Posted by on January 6th, 2021

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 Cell biology Modelling Tools &[…]