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This month on the Node- June

Posted by on June 30th, 2013

June saw a lot of interesting posts on the Node! Meeting reports, research posts, and more, as well as few new jobs in our jobs page. Here are some of the highlights:   Meeting reports Several meetings were covered on the Node this month: – Harry attended the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) annual[…]

Making and breaking the left-right axis in Cancun

Posted by on June 28th, 2013

Just before the ISDB meeting in Mexico, over a hundred researchers gathered for a satellite symposium on the development of left-right asymmetry. Although the external body plans of vertebrates (and many invertebrates) are bilaterally symmetrical, various internal organs are positioned asymmetrically. For example, the heart is located towards the left, but paired organs such as[…]

Woods Hole Images round 3- the winner

Posted by on June 27th, 2013

Another set of beautiful images, and another great winner! The winner of this year’s 3rd round of the Woods Hole Embryology Course is the pig embryo! This great picture was taken by Marina Venero Galanternik (University of Utah), Rodrigo G. Arzate-Mejía (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico), Jennifer McKey (Universite Montpellier) and William Munoz (The University of Texas MD Anderson[…]

There and back again…

Posted by on June 26th, 2013

We’ve all heard the aphorism that once you leave academia, you can’t go back. A little over two years ago, I wrote about my transition from academic research to scientific editing. Now, after completing my first year as an assistant professor of Biology at Reed College, I’m offering proof that lane changes, U-turns, and detours[…]

Postdoctoral Position – Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Posted by on June 26th, 2013

We invite applications for a postdoctoral research fellow to join the lab of “Imaging and Regulation of Morphogenesis in Higher Vertebrates” at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France. Our lab is interested in understanding the  morphogenesis of developing structures, at a cellular level. Using avian models we combine state-of-the-art live imaging methodologies, quantitative analyses, biophysical, cellular and molecular biology[…]

Exploring Embryology at the Woods Hole MBL

Posted by on June 25th, 2013

After two weeks of intense work in the Woods Hole MBL Embryology course, I am beginning to understand why this course compels TAs, faculty and students from around the world to return year after year. The 24 students in the 2013 Embryology class work on a diverse set of organisms including worms, mice, chick, coral,[…]

Mouse Molecular Genetics 2013

Posted by on June 24th, 2013

Mouse Molecular Genetics 18-21 September 2013 Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK Abstract and Bursary deadline: 19 July | Registration deadline: 7 August We are pleased to announce that the 26th annual Mouse Molecular Genetics meeting will be held at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, from 18 to 21 September 2013. This meeting is[…]

Day 5 at the ISDB- Goodbye Cancun, hello Singapore!

Posted by on June 22nd, 2013

The last day of the ISDB saw also the last plenary session. One of the highlights of this session was also a talk by Patricia Delgado. Patricia works on the molecular and evolutionary basis of butterfly wing patterning. Her talk included beautiful pictures of butterflies, including an image (not from her lab) of the alphabet[…]

Day 4 at the ISDB- many prizes

Posted by on June 20th, 2013

Today was the day when the excellent work of many developmental biologists was recognized by the community. The first prize to be awarded was the brand new Latin American Society of Developmental Biology prize. The winner, Roberto Mayor, was awarded this prize not only for his excellent body of work on neural crest cells, but[…]

Day 3 at the ISDB- a day of rest

Posted by on June 19th, 2013

Day 3 of the ISDB was really only half a day, with the only free afternoon/evening in the intense meeting program. The first part of the morning featured two parallel sessions. One of the sessions was a roundtable discussion on how to succeed in science, and included a panel of very successful developmental biologists, sharing[…]