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A walk in the park is a walk amongst development

Posted by on March 10th, 2011

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Interview with Wellcome Image Award Winners

Posted by on March 9th, 2011

The 2011 Wellcome Image Awards were announced a few weeks ago, and developmental biology is well-represented in this year’s gallery, with images featuring cell division in plants, fish eye development, blastocysts, a developing mouse kidney, chromatin density in chromosomes, caterpillar prolegs, and a mouse embryo animation. On February 23rd, the awards were announced at an[…]

An interview with Margaret Buckingham: President of the French Society of Developmental Biology

Posted by on January 27th, 2011

(This interview originally appeared in Development) Margaret Buckingham is Professor in the Department of Developmental Biology at the Pasteur Institute in Paris and she is also the current President of the French Society of Developmental Biology (Société Française de Biologie du Développement, SFBD). We spoke with her about the role of the SFBD and about[…]

An interview with Ben Scheres

Posted by on December 22nd, 2010

(This interview by Kathryn Senior originally appeared in Development on December 21, 2010) Ben Scheres is an expert in plant development. He has been investigating development in Arabidopsis at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, since 1990, where his group uses the root tip as an easily accessible supply of plant stem cells. Ben agreed to be[…]

An interview with Patrick Tam

Posted by on November 25th, 2010

(This interview by Kathryn Senior originally appeared in Development on November 23, 2010) Patrick Tam’s research is focused on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of body patterning during mouse development. He agreed to be interviewed by Development to talk about his interest in mouse development, new concepts in gastrulation, X-linked diseases and his dream of[…]

An interview with Shinichi Aizawa: President of the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists

Posted by on October 29th, 2010

(This interview previously appeared in Development) This August, the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) held their annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, jointly with the Japanese Society of Developmental Biologists (JSDB). The JSDB has recently increased their international profile under the presidency of Dr Shinichi Aizawa from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB).[…]

An interview with Irving Weissman at the 2010 ISSCR meeting

Posted by on September 30th, 2010

(This interview originally appeared in Development on September 28, 2010) The International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) held their annual conference in San Francisco this June. At the time, the President of the society was Irving Weissman, who is currently on the board of directors of the ISSCR as past President. He is Professor[…]

An Interview With Ken Zaret

Posted by on September 9th, 2010

(This interview by Kathryn Senior originally appeared in Development on September 7, 2010) Ken Zaret is Joseph Leidy Professor in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, the Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the Co-Director of the Epigenetics Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He agreed to be[…]

Arabidopsis song

Posted by on September 6th, 2010

“Why are there no pop hits about Arabidopsis?” sings Karmadillo. Even though their Arabidopsis song is not a pop hit (yet?) either, Karmadillo can at least lay claim to the honour of having performed it alongside other science-themed songs on the “Reproductive Stage” at the virtual 2010 Geek Pop festival. The song celebrates Arabidopsis as[…]

microRNAs and Music – an interview with Eric Olson

Posted by on August 24th, 2010

At the recent SDB meeting in Albuquerque, Eric Olson took the stage twice: on Friday morning he spoke in the organogenesis session about the role of microRNAs in muscle, and on Sunday evening he entertained the attendees of the conference’s closing ceremony with his band, the Transactivators. In between these two performances, I asked him[…]