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Two recent workshops organised by The Company of Biologists

Posted by on July 18th, 2014

As you probably know, The Company of Biologists (the not-for-profit publisher behind the Node and Development) funds a variety of meetings and conferences every year, and since 2010 that it also organises its own series of workshops. The workshops are generally interdisciplinary in nature, aiming to bring together researchers who do not necessarily meet otherwise. The[…]

Your non-model organism is going extinct

Posted by on July 17th, 2014

“There is no such thing as a non-model organism” R. Behringer This bold statement was announced less than a week into our Embryology course and has left a lasting impression on lecturers and students alike. At first it seemed like a sympathetic statement to the extensive and diverse systems us students were arriving from… “yeah,[…]

Microscopes 4 Schools: hands-on microscopy for children

Posted by on July 16th, 2014

The moment I really got fascinated by biology was when, aged 16, I saw a water flea’s heart beating in a school lesson. Up until that point I liked the subject but had never been really excited. Labelling the parts of a flower or an eye was fine, but not thrilling! I was discussing my[…]

The Node in Vienna (and at the European Evo-Devo meeting)

Posted by on July 16th, 2014

The Node’s next stop is the capital of Austria- Vienna! Our visit will be in two parts: Cat, the Node community manager, will be giving a talk at the Vienna Biocenter Campus entitled ‘Joining the online conversation: how to use social media to communicate your science’. This will be an informal talk and Q&A which will[…]

Brazil: origins, evolution and future of Developmental Biology in the country of the 2014 World Cup

Posted by on July 13th, 2014

By Henrique Marques-Souza and Rodrigo Nunes da Fonseca   Widely known as the country of soccer, samba and beautiful beaches, one might wonder if it is possible to perform high quality research in Developmental Biology in Brazil with so many distractions. What are the pros and cons of doing research in this area in Brazil? […]

EMBO celebrates 50 years

Posted by on July 12th, 2014

  The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) is an organization that ‘promotes excellence in the life sciences’ in Europe and beyond. With more than 1500 members (leaders in their respective fields), it is a driving force in European science. Since its inception in 1964, EMBO has played an active role in promoting research in the life sciences, organising meetings[…]

Postdoc and PhD positions available to study metabolism and growth control during animal development

Posted by on July 11th, 2014

The Grewal lab at the University of Calgary, Canada is looking to recruit new postdocs and grad students. Our lab investigates how growth is controlled during animal development. We use a combination of molecular and genetic approaches to investigate the cell-cell signalling pathways and the genetic mechanisms that govern the control of cell, tissue and[…]

Public Engagement Officer

Posted by on July 10th, 2014

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge Salary: £28,132-£36,661 Reference: PS03788 Closing date: 10 August 2014 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance. The Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre of excellence in stem cell biology and regenerative[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 4- vote for a Development cover

Posted by on July 9th, 2014

Time for the second round of images from last year’s Woods Hole embryology course! Below you will find 4 fantastic images taken by students of the 2013 course. Choose the one you would like to see in the cover of Development by voting on the pole at the end of the post (you can see bigger versions[…]

PhD opportunities @Otago, New Zealand.

Posted by on July 8th, 2014

Applications are invited for PhD projects in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Otago, New Zealand, including  developmental biology based projects and neuroscience. Competitive PhD scholarship funding is available. See the following link for project description and application process. Applications due by the 18th of July.       (No Ratings Yet)Loading…