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Biologically Inspired Digital Designs

Posted by on June 13th, 2013

Birds in flight were an inspiration for Wright brothers to build aeroplane. Be it how Geckos scurry up walls or sub cellular trafficking of molecules, fundamental biological phenomena are always been a greater source of inspiration for new technological innovations. Recently, I came across two different articles in Nature and Science published almost during same[…]

Amniote gastrulation without a streak

Posted by on June 12th, 2013

The three principal germ layers of the vertebrate embryo, ectoderm, mesoderm and endoderm, emerge from the pluripotent epiblast during the process of gastrulation. Being especially interested in the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the emergence of mesoderm, the source of a diverse set of tissues and cells including blood, muscle and bone, we decided to[…]

ISSCR Annual Meeting 2013

Posted by on June 11th, 2013

Hi there, My name’s Harry and i’m going to be blogging from the ISSCR annual meeting in Boston, starting tomorrow. I’ll try and add daily updates to let you know what’s new in the stem cell field and give an overall impression of the ISSCR experience. Hopefully if you click on the ISSCR tags below[…]

Red fish, blue fish, Brainbow fish!

Posted by on June 11th, 2013

Here is a little backstory to our zebrafish Brainbow (Zebrabow) paper published in Development. After finishing up my graduate work in Josh Sanes’s lab at Harvard, I decided to join Alex Schier’s lab to work on zebrafish neural development. Ironically, Alex soon moved from NYU School of Medicine to Harvard and I ended up being[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 140, Issue 13)

Posted by on June 11th, 2013

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Centrosomes and cell fate: a Notch ahead Asymmetric cell divisions (ACDs) play a crucial role in controlling cell fate and generating cell diversity during development. The centrosome is known to be involved in ACD, and recent studies have shown that centrosomes exhibit dynamic and[…]

Woods Hole Images round 3 – vote for a Development cover

Posted by on June 7th, 2013

It is time for round 3 of last years’ Woods Hole embryology course images! The regenerated planarian won the last round , but who will you vote for this time? Below are 4 great images, and you can decide which one will feature in the cover of Development. To see bigger versions, just click on[…]

We’re celebrating!

Posted by on June 3rd, 2013

Today we’ve added the 1 millionth antibody to CiteAb, making us the world’s biggest citation based antibody search engine! Despite reaching a million antibodies we are still very new and would appreciate feedback from users of the Node. (+2 rating, 2 votes)Loading…

Postdoctoral Position in laboratory of Olivier Pourquié (IGBMC, Illkirch, France)

Posted by on June 3rd, 2013

A postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of Pr Olivier Pourquié at the IGBMC.   Project: The project will focus on establishing differentiation protocols to produce cells of the muscle lineage from mouse and human pluripotent stem cells (ES and iPS). Talented and motivated scientists with a strong background in mouse and human pluripotent[…]

EMBO practical course “Imaging of Neural Development in Zebrafish”

Posted by on June 3rd, 2013

8-15 September 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany We would like to welcome applications to the EMBO zebrafish workshop that will take place at KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany) in the fall of 2013. The objective of this EMBO Workshop is to provide theoretical and practical background on the zebrafish model system for direct assessment of open questions using modern[…]