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The people behind the papers: Amelia Joy Thompson, Sarah K Foster & Kristian Franze

Posted by , on 30 November 2016

Today’s paper comes from the latest issue of Nature Neuroscience, and shows that in addition to chemical cues, mechanical signals are vital for axon pathfinding during brain development. We caught up ...

An interview with David McClay

Posted by , on 30 November 2016

This interview by Aidan Maartens first appeared in Development Volume 143, Issue 23.   David McClay is the Arthur S. Pearse Professor of Biology at Trinity College of Arts and ...

The people behind the papers: James Nichols

Posted by , on 29 November 2016

Today’s paper comes from the latest issue of Development, and reveals a link between phenotypic variability, cell fate switching and epigenetic silencing in zebrafish. Lead author James T. Nichols, who carried out the ...

In Development this week (Vol. 143, Issue 23)

Posted by , on 29 November 2016

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Syndecan 4 lets lymphatic endothelial cells go with the flow Fluid flow is known to play a role in ...

Open Science Communicator

Posted by , on 29 November 2016

We are seeking a successful and young postdoc candidate who can figure as Open Science Communicator at the Centre for Integrative Biology (CIBIO http://www.cibio.unitn.it) of the University of Trento. The ...

The flies of Saint Narcís and other animals (and plants, and bacteria) in Girona

Posted by , on 28 November 2016

In October I travelled to Girona, an old Catalan city surrounded by wooded hills a hundred kilometres north of Barcelona, for the 11th meeting of the Spanish Society for Developmental ...

Postdoctoral Scientist in Fish Heart Regeneration - University of Oxford

Posted by , on 28 November 2016

Postdoctoral Scientist in Fish Heart Regeneration Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford Grade 7: Salary in the range £31,076 – £32,004 p.a. Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research ...

The 3D atlas of human development

Posted by , on 28 November 2016

“It’s fair to say that we currently know more about the moon than about our own embryonic development. The current textbooks all show the same kind of images based on ...

Sheffield STORM symposium - 11th Jan 2017

Posted by , on 25 November 2016

We are delighted to invite you to our one-day STORM symposium, which aims to bring together expertise from fields of biology and physics as well as microscope software engineers to discuss ...

A Fusion of Art and Science

Posted by , on 24 November 2016

Cytokinetic Abscission In the final step of cell division, the bridge connecting the cells is cut to give rise to two separate daughter cells – a fascinating process I have been ...

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