Tomorrow is the Node’s first birthday, which means we’ve been online for a year now. We’ve taken a look at the archive of the past year as a reminder of what we’ve featured on the site. Please join us on this trip down memory lane.
A quick look back at the Node’s first year:
June 2010 – We launched the Node, Shelley Edmunds showed us how to make an embryo out of modelling clay, Benoit Bruneau pondered the overlap between stem cells and developmental biology.
July 2010 – We had an official launch party at the Gurdon Institute in Cambridge, we heard from students at the Woods Hole Embryology course and people discussed whether there are perhaps too many postdocs and PhD students.
August 2010 – Natascha Bushati pondered white peacocks at a lab retreat, we interviewed Jorge Cham of PhD comics, and American stem cell researchers worried about the future of their federal funding.
September 2010 – The team behind BioEYES explained how they use zebrafish in outreach projects, Kim Cooper introduced us to jerboas and Shreeharsha wrote about his research trip to Japan and how Japanese culture differs from India.
October 2010 – Erin Campbell’s first image feature appeared on the Node and she showed the beauty of fly ovarian cysts, Fer Cesares summarized the Company of Biologists workshop on Stochasticity, and Karen Yook took us on a tour of WormBase.
November 2010 – Heather Etchevers asks how people share PCR primers with their colleagues, Sivani Paskaradevan attended the Gairdner Award lectures in Toronto and Pablo Astudillo reviewed the LASDB meeting in Chile.
December 2010 – Bruno Vellutini showed a video he made of sea biscuit development, Pepperdine University students sang about Hox genes, and Christian Mosimann and Anita Abu-Daya took us behind the scenes of their papers on (respectively) a new tool for zebrafish research and frog limb development.
January 2011 – Linda Lin mused about the mobility of researchers, Erin Campbell started cross-posting to the EuroStemCell site, Janel Kopp elaborates on her paper about the role of duct cells in pancreatic regeneration, the NIH introduced a grant for people to skip their postdoc (but our poll showed that most of you wouldn’t apply for it), and stem cell pioneer Ernest McCulloch died at the age of 84.
February 2011 – The SFBD reached out to French researchers abroad, while the Dutch Society for Developmental Biologists relaunched and just had their first meeting, Nicole Husain shared how she moved from the lab to designing computer games about biology, and the Primitive Streak fashion exhibit went on tour.
March 2011 – We featured Ed Yong’s interactive timeline of iPSC research and interviewed some of the winners of the Wellcome Image Awards, the European Advocate General was critical of stem cell patents, and some labs in Japan were affected by a devastating earthquake and tsunami.
April 2011 – Khalil Cassimally attended a Melbourne rally against funding cuts for Australian biomedical research, Ken Hastings reports on a new tunicate database portal, and Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet gives the backstory about his research on mapping the cardiac neural crest in the frog’s heart.
May 2011 – Jonathan Lawson summarized the “Science – the bigger picture” session of the BSDB/BSCB meeting, David Page and Patricia Ann Jacobs were awarded the 2011 March of Dimes Prize, Raman Das and Nick van Hateren performed an RNAi screen in a whole vertrebrate, and Carlos Carmona-Fontaine compared neural crest cell migration to locust flight patterns.