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2020 Santa Cruz Developmental Biology Meeting

Posted by on February 26th, 2020

From the 2020 SCDB organizing committee (Sally Horne-Badovinac, Sean Megason and Zhu Wang). See also a Node report from the 2018 edition, and an interview with 2018 SCBD Young Investigator Award Winner, Vilaiwan Fernandes.   We are pleased to announce the 2020 Santa Cruz Developmental Biology Meeting, which will be held August 8-12 on the[…]

Junior or Assistant Specialist at UCSF

Posted by on February 24th, 2020

We are looking for a self-motivated, responsible and organized individual who has previous hand-on research experience. This position will be working on research projects focused on enamel matrix protein extraction and analysis, and mouse colony maintenance. The techniques required for these projects include protein extraction, protein and peptide concentration analyses, SDS-PAGE, western blot, HPLC, enzyme[…]

January in preprints

Posted by on February 3rd, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  This month’s trawl includes a veritable farm, with developmental studies of potatoes, beetroot, tomato, maize, wheat, pigs, cows and goats, plus many of the usual suspects. They were hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv. Let us know if we missed anything. Use these links to get to[…]

The Node Network: a global directory of developmental and stem cell biologists

Posted by on January 23rd, 2020

We’re excited to announce the launch of the Node Network, a global directory of developmental and stem cell biologists. The Node Network is designed to help those organising conferences, assembling committees, seeking speakers for seminar series, looking for referees and so on to identify individuals who might not otherwise come to mind. The Network is[…]

the Node’s 2019 highlights

Posted by on January 7th, 2020

A new year is a good opportunity to look back on the one just passed, and whether you’re a Node regular or new to us, this selection of our 2019 highlights will hopefully be of interest, particularly if you’re interested in contributing something and looking for inspiration. We are a community site for and by[…]

December in preprints

Posted by on January 3rd, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  Here’s the last cache of preprints of 2019 – happy preprinting in 2020! They were hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv. Let us know if we missed anything. Use these links to get to the section you want:   Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling | Morphogenesis & mechanics | Genes[…]

12 GIFs of Christmas 2019

Posted by on December 20th, 2019

In keeping with a time-honoured tradition, we recently flooded Twitter with 12 beautiful developmental biology GIFs. They came from papers published this year and feature all kinds of systems and visual styles – here they are for posterity! Let us know your favourite in the comments Whole-embryo developmental imaging of zebrafish spinal cord neurogenesis From[…]

Review Commons launches

Posted by on December 10th, 2019

Review Commons is a new publishing platform from ASAPbio and EMBO providing independent peer review before journal submission. According to the homepage it will “provide authors with a Refereed Preprint, which includes the authors’ manuscript, reports from a single round of peer review and the authors’ response, [and] facilitate author-directed submission of Refereed Preprints to[…]

Suzanne Eaton (1959-2019)

Posted by on December 6th, 2019

This obituary by Frank Jülicher was recently published in Development Suzanne Eaton, Professor at the Technical University Dresden and Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, tragically died on 2 July 2019. Suzanne was a remarkable person, both as a scientist and as a human being. Having worked[…]

Understanding Birth Defects in the Genomic Age

Posted by on December 2nd, 2019

By Ashish Deshwar and Nicole Edwards Two weeks ago, we had the opportunity to attend the Company of Biologists Workshop, “Understanding Birth Defects in the Genomic Age”. This workshop brought together a diverse collection of basic developmental biologists, human geneticists and clinicians to discuss the current challenges and opportunities in the field of birth defects[…]