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Goodbye from Cat!

Posted by on May 6th, 2016

Today is my last day on the Node, so this is my chance to say goodbye!  It has been 3 very busy years on the Node, but I have really enjoyed myself! When I first started on the Node I was fresh out of my PhD (actually, I was still writing my thesis) and my[…]

YEN 2016 – register now!

Posted by on May 4th, 2016

Young Embryologists’ Network 2016 As a neglectful member of this parish over the last few months/years (insert standard academic administration/teaching workload complaints here), I have the great pleasure to come out of my slumber to drum up interest in one of the best things about being (a developmental biologist) in London: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/yen2016-8th-annual-summer-conference-tickets-24488618116 If you have[…]

Insights into the pathogenic role of UVRAG in intestinal dysplasia

Posted by on May 4th, 2016

This post highlights the approach and findings of a new research article published in Disease Models & Mechanisms: ‘Stem cell-specific endocytic degradation defects lead to intestinal dysplasia in Drosophila’. This feature was written by Elan Strange as part of a graduate level seminar at The University of Alabama (taught by DMM Editorial Board member, Prof.[…]

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Hendrich Lab)

Posted by on May 3rd, 2016

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge Salary: £28,982-£29,847 Reference: PS08402 Closing date: 22 May 2016 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance. The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge provides outstanding[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 143, Issue 9)

Posted by on May 3rd, 2016

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Making inroads into spermatogonial differentiation Differentiation of spermatogonial cells is a crucial part of spermatogenesis. Many of the key signalling pathways and molecules that are involved in spermatogonial differentiation have been identified, but their precise function at the cellular level as well as their[…]

This month on the Node- April 2016

Posted by on May 3rd, 2016

Here are some of the posts we featured on the Node in the last month!   Research – Chen-Hui wrote about skinbow,  a new system to study cell dynamics during epithelial regeneration in zebrafish. – Our latest evo devo post was by Andrew, who discusses his recent Development paper highlighting the similarities between Shh in the gill[…]