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A wave from Quintay

Posted by on January 31st, 2012

The International course on Developmental Biology was a great experience, both instructive and mind-opening. All the students were shuttled to the remote and very small fishing village of Quintay, where the CIMARQ, the investigation centre where the course took place, is located. Originally a whaling station, this centre is dedicated to the instruction of professionals[…]

Society Journals and the Research Works Act

Posted by on January 31st, 2012

This post about the Research Works Act and the effect on society journals was written for, and first published on, Reciprocal Space. Reposted with permission, and edited to add a correction. Much has been said about the RWA, and the involvement of big name publishers. Less discussed, but very important for many scientists, is the[…]

This month on the Node – January 2012

Posted by on January 31st, 2012

This round-up also includes a few posts from the end of December that didn’t make it into December’s post due to holiday scheduling. Developmental Biology Bingo Game We made a bingo game! You all left many suggestions for words to include in a developmental biology bingo game, and BenchFly turned that into a playable game.[…]

SDB Collaborative Resources (CoRe) Launched

Posted by on January 27th, 2012

The Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) has launched SDB Collaborative Resources (CoRe), an online collection of images, movies, and diagrams for learning and teaching developmental biology.  SDB CoRe is a free and open website developed to help increase understanding of developmental biology at all levels. SDB CoRe is easily-searchable and can be browsed by topic,[…]

Would you use a digital lab notebook?

Posted by on January 26th, 2012

Nature featured a news article about digital lab notebooks, which launched a discussion in various places (including the comments of the article itself) about whether or not they’re useful. What do you think? Would you use a digital lab notebook in your lab, or would you rather keep your old paper notebook? Or maybe you[…]

PhD student position at the British Heart Foundation Regenerative Medicine Laboratory

Posted by on January 26th, 2012

  EU Initial Training Network searches for 1 PhD Student CardioNeT – Our Initial Training Network in Cardiovascular Research offers 1 PhD student position at the British Heart Foundation Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, UK. Funded by EU’s FP7, CardioNeT comprises twelve partners from both the academic and[…]

Emergence and evolution of developmental patterns; APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 29 JAN 2012

Posted by on January 25th, 2012

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Interested in writing for the Node?

Posted by on January 24th, 2012

This form is no longer in use. You can now sign up for our writing ideas mailing list on this page.   New readers of the Node, did you know that you can contribute to the site as well? If not, see the registration page for more information. But what if you already have an account,[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 139, Issue 4)

Posted by on January 24th, 2012

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: Neuronal cell fate: windows of opportunity It is becoming increasingly evident that both vertebrate and invertebrate neural progenitor cells exhibit programmed temporal changes in their competence to generate specific neuronal cell types, but how is this competency controlled? Two articles in this issue address this[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Chordate Comparative Embryology

Posted by on January 20th, 2012

Postdoctoral Position in Chordate Comparative Embryology A recent PhD or junior-level Postdoctoral Fellow is sought to join the Rui Diogo laboratory, at the Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Anatomy (Washington DC). We are interested in a candidate that will contribute to uncover evolutionary and developmental mechanisms underlying both hard tissue (cartilages and bones)[…]