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Waddington Medal Lecture 2014- Phil Ingham

Posted by on July 31st, 2014

Every year the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) awards the Waddington Medal, its highest accolade, at the society’s Spring meeting. This year the Waddington Medal was awarded to Prof Phil Ingham, a geneticist and developmental biologist well known for his contributions to the field: from his PhD work on Drosophila‘s trithorax, to the identification of the vertebrate[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- the winner

Posted by on July 30th, 2014

We can now announce the winner of this year’s 2nd round of images from the Woods Hole embryology course: the ‘zebrabow’ zebrafish! The full results were as follow: – Short-tailed fruit bat; 264 votes – Butterfly ovariole: 90 votes – Mouse embryo: 32 votes – ‘zebrabow’ zebrafish: 272 votes     Many congratulations to Brijesh Kumar (Indian Institute of[…]

The 2014 Development Show is now on YouTube!

Posted by on July 29th, 2014

The ‘Development Show’ (or ‘Devo Show’) was a 1-hour comedy presentation from Curtis Loer and Morris Maduro at the 2014 Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) meeting held at University of Washington, Seattle, and is now available on YouTube. The Devo Show is an adaptation of several “Worm Shows” as given by Curtis Loer and Morris[…]

The Young Embryologists Meeting 2014

Posted by on July 26th, 2014

I have been a postdoc in London, alas at King’s College London (more on the reason for this regret in future), for 5 years now. There are some great things about London that overcome the horrendous prices and the relentless advance of painfully (un)cool hipster culture. If you are a bit of an obsessive developmental[…]

Epigenomics of Common Diseases 2014

Posted by on July 25th, 2014

The 4th Wellcome Trust Epigenomics of Common Diseases conference will bring together leading scientists from the fields of epigenomics, genetics and bioinformatics to discuss the latest developments in this fast-moving field. Epigenetic variation plays an important role in all disease processes in addition to cancer. Technological advancements have revealed significant associations between changes to the[…]

Postdoctoral Positions in Cell Biology- Anand Lab/OHSU

Posted by on July 24th, 2014

The Anand lab is broadly interested in identifying and characterizing non-coding RNAs, especially microRNAs, in the regulation of developmental and pathological angiogenesis. Our work involves molecular biology techniques (Expression profiling, functional genomics, qPCR, cloning), cell biology (Confocal imaging, 3D cell culture, flow cytometry, bioluminescence assays) and uses in vitro, in vivo model systems. Our goal[…]

Researchers identify a key molecule in flies that adjusts energy use under starvation conditions

Posted by on July 24th, 2014

Marco Milán leads the Development and Growth Control Laboratory (Battista/Minocri, IRB Barcelona)  The Phd student Lara Barrio worked on the role of p53 in metabolism (Battista/Minocri, IRB Barcelona)   Scientists at IRB Barcelona have observed that, when deprived of food, flies that do not express p53 show poor management of energy store. The study, published[…]

Raising the Shields!

Posted by on July 23rd, 2014

Turtles are strange organisms, and their development is wonderfully idiosyncratic. What other vertebrate alters its bone development to make an ossified mobile home? The turtle has perplexed biologists for many reasons. Where did turtles come from and to whom are they related? How did this different body plan arise developmentally and evolutionarily? The pieces of[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 15)

Posted by on July 22nd, 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   talpid2: a mystery finally solved The chicken talpid2 and talpid3 mutants display a range of developmental phenotypes including craniofacial and limb defects. Although links to the sonic hedgehog (SHH) pathway had been proposed, the molecular nature of these mutations remained unclear for many years.[…]

post-doctoral research fellow in avian stem cells

Posted by on July 22nd, 2014

A postdoctoral position is available in the Division of Developmental Biology at The Roslin Institute, University of Edinburgh. We are recruiting a post-doctoral research fellow for a joint academic/industrial project to develop avian stem cells for genome biobanking. For more information visit: (No Ratings Yet)Loading…