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An ode to the Node: 10 years in the life of a community blog

Posted by on July 7th, 2020

This Editorial by Aidan Maartens, Katherine Brown and James Briscoe was published yesterday in Development. Don’t forget that we’re celebrating 10 years with a free online networking event on July 29 – more details here. In 2009, we asked our authors and readers for feedback on how the journal was doing and for suggestions of[…]

FocalPlane: a new microscopy community site from The Company of Biologists

Posted by on July 2nd, 2020

FocalPlane is a new microscopy community site hosted by Journal of Cell Science (JCS), Development’s sister journal, and like the Node funded by our not-for-profit publisher, The Company of Biologists. Launched yesterday, it encompasses all fields in the biological sciences where they meet microscopy. Here the FocalPlane team introduce the site: From conversations the JCS[…]

June in preprints

Posted by on July 1st, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  Preprints hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv, use these links to get to the section you want.   Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling | Morphogenesis & mechanics | Genes & genomes | Stem cells, regeneration & disease modelling | Plant development Evo-devo & evo Cell biology Modelling Tools &[…]

Pandemic networking: a virtual experiment

Posted by on June 30th, 2020

The scuttling of conferences by COVID-19 has deprived scientists of one of their main ways to network*. Gone now are the chance (or not so chance) encounters with people you know only from author lists as you stand in line for coffee between talks, in elevators or bars, at poster sessions and organised socials…This new world[…]

List of virtual talks, seminars, forums

Posted by on June 29th, 2020

Updated 29 June. Let us know if we missed anything   Various organisations and looser assemblies of locked down researchers have begun to put together online seminar and talk series, many of which are open to anyone (usually with registration), and many of which also have previous talks recorded. Here’s a list of what we’ve[…]

Workshop proposals sought

Posted by on June 17th, 2020

The Company of Biologists Workshops provide leading experts and early-career researchers from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds with a stimulating environment for the cross-fertilisation of interdisciplinary ideas. The programmes are carefully developed and are intended to champion the novel techniques and innovations that will underpin important scientific advances. The Workshops really are fantastic events, but[…]

Pregnancy complications in assisted reproduction linked to a specific process

Posted by on June 9th, 2020

A Press Release from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine – see the Development paper by Lisa Vrooman, Marisa Bartolomei and colleagues here. An experimental study from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania links a specific procedure – embryo culture – that is part of the assisted reproduction[…]

May in preprints

Posted by on June 1st, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.    A real monster of a month, May, with masses of preprints uploaded by scientists in various stages of lockdown. Let us know if we missed anything and use these links to get to the section you want:   Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling[…]

Last chance to take our user survey

Posted by on May 19th, 2020

We’ve had a great response so far to our tenth birthday user survey, which we hope will guide us going forwards and give us ideas for how we can better serve the developmental biology and stem cell community. If you haven’t taken it yet, it closes Thursday midday BST. Even if you’re a less-than-occasional reader,[…]

Lockdown in Shanghai

Posted by on May 13th, 2020

This piece recently featured on The Company of Biologists’ WeChat Channel. For more information about our efforts to engage Chinese researchers, read Annabel Nicholson’s post from last month.     Dr Yi Zeng is a member of the Development Editorial Advisory Board and her lab at the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology studies[…]