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The Company of Biologists announces pilot transitional open access agreement with Jisc

Posted by on November 21st, 2019

The Company of Biologists, publisher of Development, is excited to announce a two-year pilot transitional open access (OA) agreement with Jisc from January 2020. The ‘Read and Publish’ deal will permit researchers at participating institutions unlimited access to all three subscription journals from The Company of Biologists, including the full archive dating back as far as 1853,[…]

10 days to apply for a Travelling Fellowship from The Company of Biologists!

Posted by on November 19th, 2019

The Company of Biologists’ journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models & Mechanisms – offer Travelling Fellowships of up to £2,500 to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. These are designed to offset the cost of travel and other expenses. There is no restriction on nationality. They really[…]

October in preprints

Posted by on November 5th, 2019

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  This month features a series of preprints on stem cell mechanics and tools to help you make organoids, some nectins and some nestins, plenty of auxin in our plant section, and some phantom crustaceans and macabre French genomics in our ‘Why Not’ section. They were[…]

Scientists identify new puberty-promoting genes

Posted by on November 5th, 2019

Press release from Development. You can also read the associated Research Highlight for this article. A team of neuroscientists led by Professor Christiana Ruhrberg (UCL, UK) and Professor Anna Cariboni (University of Milan, Italy) have found two molecules that work together to help set up the sense of smell and pave the way to puberty[…]

Starvation halts brain development, but hungry cells jump-start growth when food becomes available

Posted by on October 25th, 2019

In research that holds potential for prenatal health and brain injury, Scripps Research scientists identify cellular workings that stop and restart early brain development. Press release from Scripps Research, La Jolla.  We all know that food is essential to healthy development of the brain and body, especially in the earliest stages of life. But exactly[…]

Mammalian Genetics & Development Workshop – 30th anniversary!

Posted by on October 21st, 2019

A meeting of the Genetics Society  3rd December 2019 Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH Organisers: Nick Greene (UCL), Cynthia Andoniadou (KCL), Andy Copp (UCL) The Mammalian Genetics and Development Workshop is an annual meeting focusing on the development and genetics of mammals.  The Meeting is based on the submitted abstracts,[…]

PhD Studentship: Exploring the chromatin landscape in early development

Posted by on October 17th, 2019

PhD studentship to start in October 2020 with Grant Wheeler at the University of East Anglia in Norwich.   The Neural Crest and Placodes are groups of cells found only in vertebrates, specifically in the embryo. They originate at the neural border between the ectoderm and neuroectoderm. Once specified the Neural Crest undergo an epithelial[…]

Chromatin and epigenetics in development: a Special Issue

Posted by on October 15th, 2019

This editorial was recently published in Development and written by our editors Benoit Bruneau, Haruhiko Koseki, Susan Strome, Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla. Check out the Special Issue’s full table of contents here. The development of an organism is regulated by tightly coordinated changes in gene expression. From zygotic gene activation, through to lineage specification and organogenesis, and into[…]

Features & Reviews Editor – Journal of Cell Science

Posted by on October 9th, 2019

Journal of Cell Science, published by The Company of Biologists, is seeking enthusiastic and motivated applicants for the role of Features & Reviews Editor. Joining an experienced and successful team, including Editor-in-Chief Michael Way, this is an exciting opportunity for a talented scientific editor to make a significant contribution to an important journal in the[…]

Scientific Copy Editor at The Company of Biologists

Posted by on October 9th, 2019

The Company of Biologists is looking to recruit an experienced Scientific Copy Editor to work across our portfolio of five life-science journals. The role entails copyediting articles to a high standard, compiling author corrections, overseeing the journal production process, and liaising with authors, academic editors, external production suppliers and in-house staff to ensure that articles[…]