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Workshop commentary: past, present and future of choroid plexus and cerebrospinal fluid biology

Posted by on September 16th, 2019

Written by: Aida Rodrigo Albors, Laura Pellegrini and Neil Dani. This July, The Company of Biologists Workshops together with Maria K. Lehtinen and Fiona Doetsch organized a meeting titled “New Frontiers in the Brain: Unexpected Roles of the Choroid Plexus-Cerebrospinal Fluid System in Health and Disease”. Set in the gorgeous countryside of Steyning in the United[…]

Stowers Research Conferences: Developmental Cell Biology

Posted by on September 12th, 2019

Stowers Research Conferences are biennial meetings that bring together researchers, faculty, and graduate students to inspire creative thought and collaboration in the basic sciences. The Developmental Cell Biology meeting will include 11 speakers with 13 talks chosen from abstracts, 2 poster sessions and a conference party to close the meeting. April 22-24, 2020 Abstract Deadline: January[…]

Heinrich Reichert (1949-2019)

Posted by on September 10th, 2019

This obituary by Sonia Sen and K. VijayRaghavan was recently published in Development Heinrich Reichert, Professor Emeritus at the University of Basel, Switzerland, passed away on the 13th of June 2019 after a prolonged illness. Heinrich described himself as ‘a hedonist when it came to science’ because he said it gave him great pleasure. It was[…]

Introducing: DevoWormML

Posted by on September 2nd, 2019

  I am pleased to announce a new collaborative interest initiative called DevoWormML, based on work being done in the DevoWorm group. DevoWormML will meet on a weekly basis, and explore the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to problems in developmental biology. These applications can be geared towards the analysis of imaging data,[…]

Postdoctoral Scientist in craniofacial development

Posted by on August 25th, 2019

The laboratory of Drs. Sally A. Moody and Andre Tavares at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (https://smhs.gwu.edu/moody-lab/) seeks a beginning Postdoctoral Scientist to study aspects of craniofacial development using Xenopus and mouse. Studies will include evaluation of craniofacial phenotypes and transcriptional regulation. Techniques include embryo manipulations, qPCR, in-situ hybridization, RNA-seq, cell[…]

Turning back the clock of neural progenitor cells: a simple recipe to generate de novo retinal ganglion cells

Posted by on August 12th, 2019

Press release for a new Development paper on reprogramming in the retina. Scientists at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany, discovered that a single transcription factor drives retinal progenitor cells to reacquire the potency to generate Retinal ganglion cells. The[…]

Transparent peer review at Development

Posted by on August 1st, 2019

Publishing peer review reports In the interests of promoting transparency around the editorial process, Development will now be publishing a ‘Peer review history’ file alongside published papers, where the author has opted-in to such a file being published. All research papers submitted on or after 1 August 2019 are eligible. The file can be found on the[…]

the Node researcher database survey

Posted by on July 23rd, 2019

This survey is now closed. If you missed it but would still like to share your thoughts, just email thenode@biologists.com The Node is planning to launch a database of developmental and stem cell biologists. The idea is to help people organising conferences, assembling committees and seeking speakers/referees to identify individuals that might not otherwise have[…]

Development at the single cell level

Posted by on July 17th, 2019

Development recently published a bumper Special Issue devoted to single cell approaches to developmental biology. A multitude of model systems featured – from Dicty to Drosophila to mouse to zebrafish – and the issue’s Reviews, Spotlight and Hypothesis gave an overview of the field’s current challenges and opportunities.     The cover was chosen by[…]

Funded early career places at Company of Biologists Workshop ‘Understanding Human Birth Defects in the Genomic Age’

Posted by on July 9th, 2019

The Company of Biologists Workshops provide leading experts and early-career researchers from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds with a stimulating environment for the cross-fertilisation of interdisciplinary ideas. In November, experts will gather in the beautiful surroundings of Wiston House in West Sussex with the aim of ‘Understanding Human Birth Defects in the Genomic Age‘. Organised[…]