A day in the life…
Developmental biology is characterised by the diversity of organisms we put under the microscope. Each one comes with its own strengths and challenges, quirks and even personalities, and researchers often develop a close affinity with their particular model. Our ‘A day in the life’ series gives insights into what it is like to work with a given organism, day in, day out, as well as showcasing the particular questions the organism is most suited to address.
Posted by Shinichi, on 10 December 2018I am Shinichi Morita, a postdoctoral researcher in Teruyuki Niimi’s lab at the National Institute for Basic Biology, Japan (Fig. 1A, B). Our research interests focus on the evolutionary novelties …
Posted by Stefania Gutierrez, on 28 August 2018Have you heard of an animal that can lose most of its body tissues and the remnant tissues aggregate to regenerate the lost parts and recovery its original form? Do …
Featured movie: going underwater with Parhyale, from Erin Jarvis’ post
A day in the life of one lab starts at 6.30 AM at the Point View Marina in Rhode Island – read Cat Munro’s piece to find out which hard-to-catch animals they are after
Is your model missing? Let us know – we’d love you to write a ‘day in the life’ for us
Browse the zoo!
- C. elegans
- Colonial tunicate
- Embryonic stem cells
- Rhinoceros beetle
- Sea urchin
We’ve collated various model organism databases and useful links over on our Resources page