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This month on the Node: April

Posted by on April 30th, 2013

Again, things have been busy on the Node this month and, as well as the usual flurry of job adverts, we’ve had some great research- and meeting-based posts. Below are just some of the highlights. Remember – it’s easy to post on the Node, so feel free to get in touch (or simply post away!)[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 140, Issue 10)

Posted by on April 30th, 2013

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   In-cyst-ing on germ cell development During gametogenesis in many organisms, germ cells undergo synchronous, incomplete divisions just before meiosis that generate interconnected cell groups known as cysts, but does a cyst stage always occur during mammalian gametogenesis? Here (p. 2075), by lineage marking the[…]

So now I’m a Development editor!

Posted by on April 29th, 2013

I got the call and immediately said yes. What a thrill to be asked to join the best developmental biology journal there is! Then I talked to some colleagues afterwards and one said “but that’s a LOT of work!!”. Well yes, but it’s worth it. See, Development published my first paper as an independent PI,[…]

Young British Researchers Visit Japan

Posted by on April 26th, 2013

On the 25th and 26th of February 2013 we were invited to attend a joint UK-Japan workshop on Neural Epigenetics at the British Embassy in Tokyo, which aimed to stimulate collaboration between researchers from the two countries. The event was organised by Adrian Moore from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute, Tokyo, and Adrian Bird from[…]

SpotOn highlights the Node

Posted by on April 25th, 2013

SpotOn, Nature Publishing Group’s online forum for science policy, outreach and tools, and organiser of community events, is currently running a series on the use of social media for science outreach. As part of this series, we were asked to share our experience of setting up and running the Node. If you’re interested in hearing[…]

Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) announces new Editor-in-Chief and Senior Editors

Posted by on April 25th, 2013

  This week, Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) formally announced the appointment of a new team of academic editors to lead the journal. Ross Cagan, Associate Dean of the Graduate School for Biological Sciences at Mount Sinai Medical Center, succeeds Vivian Siegel as the Editor-in-Chief, and he is joined by Senior Editors Monica Justice, Professor[…]

Top Developmental Biologists meet in Chile for a laboratory and lecture course: open to Latin American and International applicants

Posted by on April 23rd, 2013

Olivier Pourquie, Nipan Patel, Claudio Stern, John Wallingford, Mary Mullins, Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado, Andrea Streit, among other will teach, hands-on, the paradigms, problems and technologies of modern Developmental Biology. The course will start with a plenary lecture by Scott Gilbert about the history and concepts in Developmental Biology. The course will take place in the summer[…]

PhD Studentship in Stem Cell Biology, Galway, Ireland

Posted by on April 22nd, 2013

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Post-doctoral fellowship in Cologne, Germany

Posted by on April 22nd, 2013

The Center for Molecular Medicine Cologne (CMMC) is a multidisciplinary center at the University of Cologne providing a forum that brings together physician scientists with basic researchers from the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences to perform competitive basic, disease-oriented research. The mission of the CMMC is to advance the[…]

Towards a staging series for dinosaur embryos?

Posted by on April 19th, 2013

Last week, I was distracted somewhat by a palaeontology article in Nature: Reisz and colleagues reported their discovery of some fossilised dinosaur embryos. Not exactly relevant to my research, but very cool nonetheless… The remains that they unearthed in southern China are from the early Jurassic period, almost 200 million years old, and are thought[…]