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OIST Developmental Neurobiology Course 2017

Posted by , on 30 November 2017

Built into the side of a tree covered hill on a remote Japanese island  lies what at first sight appears to be a super-villain’s lair, or perhaps  the HQ of ...

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (18)

Posted by , on 30 November 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage ...

The people behind the papers – Ross Carter, Yara Sánchez-Corrales, Verônica Grieneisen & Athanasius (Stan) Marée

Posted by , on 29 November 2017

Pavement cells in plant leaves were identified as a puzzle which deviated  from normal cell shape rules by D’Arcy Thompson in his classic text On Growth and Form. Now modern approaches ...

BSDB writing competition for PhDs & postdocs

Posted by , on 28 November 2017

In preparation of our upcoming 70th anniversary to be celebrated at the special Spring Meeting in Warwick (April 15th-18th 2018), the BSDB announces a writing competition for its graduate student ...

Postdoctoral Position - Vascular Developmental Biology - University of Pittsburgh

Posted by , on 28 November 2017

An NIH R01-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Beth Roman in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. We study the interplay between ...

On Growth and Form at 100: The story behind the cover

Posted by , on 28 November 2017

Today marks the publication of Development’s special issue celebrating the centenary of D’Arcy Thompson’s ‘On Growth and Form’. Given the continuing influence of the book’s graphical elements – from its captivating ...

On Growth and Form at 100: Perspectives from the field

Posted by , on 28 November 2017

What explains the lasting legacy of D’Arcy Thompson’s ‘On Growth and Form’? A century on from the publication of the first issue, we reached out to authors from Development’s special ...

On Growth and Form at 100: An interview with Matthew Jarron

Posted by , on 28 November 2017

In late September I boarded a tiny propeller plane to Dundee to meet Matthew Jarron, who curates the University of Dundee’s D’Arcy Thompson Zoology Museum. We had seen Matthew speak ...

On Growth and Form at 100: Morphogenesis one century after On Growth and Form

Posted by , on 28 November 2017

This editorial by Thomas Lecuit and  L. Mahadevan originally appeared in Development’s Special Issue: On Growth and Form – 100 Years On     Morphogenesis, the study of how forms ...

Embryonic development inspires regenerative medicine

Posted by , on 27 November 2017

The European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Barcelona and IRB Barcelona bring together leading scientists in the conference “Morphogenetic Engineering”, an event supported by the BBVA Foundation. The merge of ...

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