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A career in publishing: a developing story

Posted by , on 25 January 2011

In a follow up to Eva’s first post in our alternative careers series about how a research background in developmental biology can lead to a career path that lies outside ...

Selaginella in frame

Posted by , on 23 June 2010

If you are a plant developmental biologist studying the Selaginella spikemosses, you might be interested in this beautiful animation that shows the life cycle of the Selaginella, Selaginella apoda Life ...

Recent comments by Jane Alfred

We've also heard of a message from Naoto Ueno for anyone who knows and might be worried about Margaret Buckingham, who was in Sendai on Friday, that she is fine
by Jane Alfred in Japan Earthquake and Tsunami on March 14, 2011
Thanks for news hot from the ASCB meeting meeting Vivian. And congratulations to Magdalena and Zena. Magdalena has very recently published a Primer article in Development on her research organism of choice, the moss Physcomitrella patens. To learn more about this emerging model plant, see
by Jane Alfred in Career development at the ASCB on December 15, 2010
Beautiful video Bruno, thanks for posting it.
by Jane Alfred in Echinoderm development on film on December 6, 2010
Marsha thank you for your post. Those captivated young faces alone show why this was such a worthwhile thing for the SDB to have done. Hopefully this new science festival will be the first of many.
by Jane Alfred in SDB at the USA Science and Engineering Festival on November 19, 2010
Steve and Valerie, thank you for telling us on the Node about this important and inspiring educational project, which I really enjoyed reading about. I hope your experience will stimulate other community minded scientists to build contacts with their local school communities, to share their expertise with school teachers and school children alike. What I particularly like about the BioEYEs project is that it provides a blueprint that others can build on or adapt to get working within their own school communities and also a source of information and expertise to turn to for advice. Can I ask what ages of children the BioEYEs project is aimed at and what the youngest ages are that you teach?
by Jane Alfred in BioEYES: Inspiring Youth to Pursue Science on September 10, 2010