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Competition: searching for a new head(er)

Posted by on January 21st, 2021

We’ll soon be launching a newly designed Node homepage to help make our historical content easier to find and improve navigation through the various parts of the site. To accompany this change we’re going to refresh our header image – that’s the letterbox-shaped image you see above the menu bar. Currently we circulate between these[…]

BSDB Beddington medal nomination deadline: February 15th 2021

Posted by on January 18th, 2021

The Beddington Medal is the BSDB’s major commendation to promising young biologists, awarded for the best PhD thesis in Developmental Biology defended in the year previous to the award. It was announced in 2002 [letter #23/2] and first awarded in 2004.   Rosa Beddington was one of the greatest talents and inspirational leaders in the[…]

A December update from the BSDB

Posted by on December 16th, 2020

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Development through the pandemic

Posted by on December 2nd, 2020

With this strange and difficult year drawing to a close, I wanted to take the opportunity to update our community on how things have been going at Development through pandemic times. In March, the entire staff of The Company of Biologists decamped from the office and started home working. We’re incredibly lucky to have secure[…]

Paul S. Burgoyne (1946-2020)

Posted by on November 18th, 2020

This Obituary by James M. A. Turner, Shantha K. Mahadevaiah, Arthur P. Arnold and Robin Lovell-Badge was recently published in Development.      Paul Burgoyne was an outstanding mouse geneticist and developmental biologist who made fundamental discoveries about the sex chromosomes and their biology. He was born on 10th January 1946, spending most of his[…]

Special Issue of Development on The Origins and Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders

Posted by on November 13th, 2020

Development is excited to announce the completion of our Special Issue on The Origins and Mechanisms of Developmental Disorders, guest edited by Sally Dunwoodie (Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in Sydney) and John Wallingford (University of Texas in Austin).     The Special Issue features 4 Spotlights, 1 Primer, 1 Review, 20 research articles and,[…]

Development Special Issue: Imaging development, stem cells and regeneration

Posted by on November 3rd, 2020

Development invites you to submit your latest research to our upcoming special issue: Imaging development, stem cells and regeneration. Imaging-based approaches have long played a role in the field of developmental biology. However, recent technical advances now provide us with the ability to visualise cell and developmental processes at extraordinary resolution and in real-time. From[…]

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: CRISPR/Cas technology

Posted by on October 12th, 2020

As I’m sure you’ve all heard, last week saw the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their work on the CRISPR/Cas system. It’s hard to believe that it was only 8 or so years ago that they – along with their colleagues Martin Jinek, Krzysztof Chylinski and others[…]

The Southwest of the UK – a thriving environment for zebrafish research

Posted by on September 29th, 2020

Meeting report of the SWZM20 The Southwest Zebrafish Meeting 2020 (SWZM20) took place as an online-only meeting organized by the Scholpp lab at the Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter UK, on September 11th 2020. This meeting brought together 90 scientists, mostly from Southwest of the UK, who work with the zebrafish Danio rerio and[…]

Special issue on morphogenesis

Posted by on September 22nd, 2020

A notice from Royal Society Publishing Royal Society Publishing has recently published a special issue from Philosophical Transactions B – Contemporary morphogenesis, organized and edited by Kyra Campbell, Emily S Noël, Alexander G Fletcher and Natalia A Bulgakova. The articles can be accessed directly at www.bit.ly/PTB1809 Purchase the print issue at the reduced price of £35(usual[…]