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Color-blind people are your audience too!

Posted by on April 27th, 2017

Or, please stop mixing green/red Color is a key aspect of graphic design, but for many years was not relevant for scientific figures that were largely black and white. Falling prices for color print and electronic publishing changed this dramatically and scientists now frequently produce multi-colored figures. Using color functionally is not always straightforward but[…]

Recognition and metrics for peer review activity:

Posted by on April 25th, 2017

In this post, I would like to introduce to “The Node” our website,, launched last July by myself and my friend Robert Fruscio. We are both physicians (I’m in critical care, he is in Gynecological oncology) and several times we chatted about peer review: we always realized how this activity is poorly recognized, despite[…]

Postdoctoral position in Developmental Immunology/Immune system-Nervous system interactions at Weill Cornell Medicine (New York)

Posted by on April 20th, 2017

A postdoctoral position is available in the Cisse laboratory in the department of neurological surgery, the Brain and Mind Research institute and the Children Brain Tumor Project (CBTP) at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York city. Our research interest is on the transcriptional control of cell fate in the immune system (e.g. Cissé et al., Cell[…]

Postdoc position to work on mucosal immunology using CRISPR and reporter zebrafish models

Posted by on April 20th, 2017

Apply here:   Deadline: 2017 May 14   Description: The environment plays a critical role triggering disease in genetically susceptible individuals. The goal of this project is to generate in vivo models to study the interaction between gene function and environmental factors during the initiation/resolution of intestinal inflammation. We have generated CRISPR mutant zebrafish[…]

Development introduces format-free submission

Posted by on April 20th, 2017

At Development, we are committed to making submission as easy as possible for our authors. We realise that submitting a paper to any journal can be a lengthy process: authors are asked to comply with detailed journal-specific guidelines without knowing whether the paper will be accepted or even peer-reviewed. We are therefore delighted to announce[…]


Posted by on April 19th, 2017

Our aim is to build an expandable open-access atlas over brain morphogenesis – the digital Z-hindbrain atlas – containing data from gene expression, transcriptional dynamics, clonal growth, cell lineages, and definitions of anatomical regions. This open-access IT resource will help us to expand our knowledge on how the brain is functionally organized, and therefore for[…]

Woods Hole images 2015, Round 1 – The winner

Posted by on April 18th, 2017

The votes are in for our latest Development cover competition with entries from the 2015 class of the Woods Hole Embryology Course.  With 578 votes counted, a winner emerged with 40% of the vote –   4th Place (72 votes) – Clathria 3rd Place (136 votes) – Mice 2nd Place (138 votes) – Jellyfish 1st[…]

Postdoctoral position, Bally-Cuif lab, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Posted by on April 18th, 2017

The laboratory of Zebrafish Neurogenetics, led by Dr. Laure Bally-Cuif at the Pasteur Institute in Paris, is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate to contribute to our ongoing research on adult neurogenesis in zebrafish. Our lab is interested in the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying basic adult neural stem cell properties, including[…]

Jenny Nichols, the winner of the BSDB Cheryll Tickle Medal 2017

Posted by on April 13th, 2017

In 2016, the BSDB introduced the Cheryll Tickle Medal, which is being awarded annually to a mid-career, female scientist for her outstanding achievements in the field of Developmental Biology. The BSDB is proud to announce the 2017 awardee Jenny Nichols. The medal was presented at this year’s Spring Meeting where Jenny gave the Cheryll Tickle[…]

Bill Harris, winner of the BSDB Waddington Medal 2017

Posted by on April 13th, 2017

The Waddington Medal, the only national award in Developmental Biology, is awarded for outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community. The medal is awarded annually at the BSDB Spring Meeting, where the recipient presents the Waddington Medal Lecture (note that all awards of the 2017 Spring Meeting are listed here). The BSDB[…]