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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[…]

Looking to crustaceans to understand insect wing evolution

Posted by on October 19th, 2020

The wings of vertebrates, like birds and bats, emerged relatively recently, and we understand that these wings evolved from forelimbs. Even for the mythological dragon there seems to be a consensus (at least in recent depictions) that their wings are also derived from their forelimbs. Insects, however, possess both wings AND limbs on their winged[…]

Traditional Embryology with Modern Imaging Approaches: Investigating Morphogenetic Feedback on Pattern Formation

Posted by on October 9th, 2020

Timothy Fulton, Vikas Trivedi, Andrea Attardi & Benjamin Steventon As developmental biologists, we often find ourselves carefully looking at developing embryos as they undertake a dramatic and fascinating task: making a complex organism out of a few initial embryonic cells. On the other hand, for engineers, building complex structures out of simple constituent parts under[…]

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) is looking for a postdoc to join the Serup Group

Posted by on October 9th, 2020

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen  Institute: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem is located at the University of Copenhagen. DanStem addresses basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology and has activities focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new strategies and targets[…]

Development presents… October webinar videos

Posted by on October 8th, 2020

Videos have now been taken down.   Yesterday over two hundred people from all over the wall tuned in to the first instalment of Development presents…, Development’s new webinar series. For those who missed it, here you can watch the talks, plus their following Q&A sessions moderated by Development Editor-in-Chief and webinar chair James Briscoe.[…]

Forgotten filaments to the fore

Posted by on October 1st, 2020

The cytoskeletal filament network within our cells underpins the functionality of virtually all cellular processes. Apart from conferring a structural framework giving cells their unique shapes, the cytoskeleton also regulates a host of dynamic activities ranging from cell division to migration, transport, and polarization. Understanding how the cytoskeleton orchestrates these events with unique spatial and[…]

The long road to understanding homeobox genes in the nervous system

Posted by on October 1st, 2020

Following the initial discovery of the homeobox in the 1980s in invertebrates and then vertebrates, it became quickly clear that homeobox genes come in two flavors – that of the Antennapedia-like HOX cluster genes and that of the many more non-clustered genes with diverse sequence and expression features (Gehring, 1998). One theme that became evident[…]

Converting spreadsheets to tidy data – Part 2

Posted by on September 29th, 2020

The superplot was recently proposed as a data visualization strategy that improves the communication of experimental results (Lord et al, 2020). To simplify the visualization of data with a superplot, I created a web tool that is named SuperPlotsOfData (Goedhart, 2020). The superplot tutorial for R , the tutorial for Python and the SuperPlotsOfData web app use the[…]

Tenure Track Group Leader Position in MULTICELLULAR SYSTEMS

Posted by on September 28th, 2020

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) invites applications for a tenure-track group leader position (assistant professor level). We encourage applications from candidates who have an innovative research program on questions related to mechanisms of development, regeneration and disease. Applications from individuals using quantitative and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. The position includes competitive[…]

From Image to Insight – Morphogenesis Meets Data Science

Posted by on September 26th, 2020

A wave of innovations is advancing data-driven computational analysis and machine learning – time for developmental biologists to hop on the surf board! This post, inspired by our recent data-driven work on lateral line morphogenesis, provides a brief primer on key concepts and terms. written by Jonas Hartmann & Darren Gilmour From machine translation to[…]