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About: DMM

Disease Models & Mechanisms is a peer-reviewed, Open Access journal focusing on the use of model organisms and other basic science approaches to better understand, diagnose and treat human disease. The journal aims to promote communication between basic researchers, translational researchers and clinicians.

Posts by DMM:

Building genetic tools in Drosophila research: an interview with Gerald Rubin

Posted by on April 18th, 2016

This interview first featured on Disease Models and Mechanisms.   Gerald (Gerry) Rubin, pioneer in Drosophila genetics, is Founding Director of the HHMI-funded Janelia Research Campus. In this interview, Gerry recounts key events and collaborations that have shaped his unique approach to scientific exploration, decision-making, management and mentorship – an approach that forms the cornerstone[…]

Travelling to a conference? Apply now for a DMM travel grant!

Posted by on March 9th, 2016

Are you interested in attending a meeting or course in a DMM-relevant field? Apply for one of our travel grants of up to £600 (or currency equivalent). The first application deadline is 29 April 2016. Applicants will usually be PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their research careers, who will use the[…]

Introducing a new Special Collection, Spotlight on Drosophila: Translational Impact

Posted by on March 3rd, 2016

In the latest issue, Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) launches a Special Collection that focuses on translational advances made using the Drosophila model, including insights into disease mechanisms, emerging technologies and therapeutic advances. This Collection, guest edited by Norbert Perrimon and Nancy M. Bonini, includes a poster article on tools and assays for fly research (from[…]

Intern, for the journal Disease Models & Mechanisms

Posted by on March 1st, 2016

DMM is looking for an enthusiastic intern who wishes to gain experience in science publishing. Joining an experienced and successful team, including Academic Editor-in-Chief Monica Justice, the internship offers an ideal opportunity to gain in-depth experience on a growing Open Access journal in the exciting and fast-moving field of translational research. DMM publishes primary research[…]

Using the mouse to model human disease: increasing validity and reproducibility

Posted by on February 3rd, 2016

This editorial by Monica J. Justice and Paraminder Dhillon was first published in Disease Models & Mechanisms.   ABSTRACT Experiments that use the mouse as a model for disease have recently come under scrutiny because of the repeated failure of data, particularly derived from preclinical studies, to be replicated or translated to humans. The usefulness of[…]

In Memory of Marcos Vidal (1974-2016)

Posted by on January 13th, 2016

This obituary was written by Ross Cagan and Eyal Gottlieb, and first appeared in Disease Models & Mechanisms.   With the untimely death of Marcos Vidal, we have lost a good friend and a creative, brilliant colleague who made important contributions to the field of cancer biology through fruit fly research. Marcos began his research into Drosophila at Ross Cagan’s laboratory in[…]

An interview with Tatsushi Igaki

Posted by on December 10th, 2015

This interview first featured on Disease Models and Mechanisms.   Tatsushi Igaki is currently based at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Biostudies, where he leads a research group dedicated to using Drosophila genetics to build a picture of the cell-cell communications underlying the establishment and maintenance of multicellular systems. His work has provided insight[…]

Call for Papers: a Special Collection focused on Rat Models of Disease

Posted by on December 3rd, 2015

Disease Models & Mechanisms invites you to submit original research for consideration for an upcoming Special Collection named Spotlight on Rat: Translational Impact scheduled for publication in autumn 2016. This ongoing collection* will focus on translational advances made using Rat as a model organism, including insights into disease mechanisms and therapeutic targets, new resources and[…]

A new Special Collection on ‘Model Systems in Drug Discovery’

Posted by on October 6th, 2015

Model systems, including laboratory animals, microorganisms, and cell- and tissue-based systems, are central to the discovery and development of new and better drugs for the treatment of human disease. In the latest issue, Disease Models & Mechanisms (DMM) launches a Special Collection that illustrates the contribution of model systems to drug discovery and optimisation across[…]

DMM Travel Grants for 2015

Posted by on October 2nd, 2015

Are you interested in attending a meeting or course in a DMM-relevant field during 2015? Apply for one of our new travel grants, valid for travel before the end of the year. Applicants will usually be PhD students and postdoctoral researchers at the beginning of their research careers, who will use the funding to support[…]