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Posted by , on 23 August 2022

Read on for our news roundup of the past few weeks, with an emphasis on what has caught our eyes on twitter. This post is focussed on career advice, conferences and related conversations.

Advice for students (and their supervisors!)

Looking for faculty positions

Development’s ‘Transitions in development’ interviews are full of useful nuggets of information for those looking for faculty positions, as well as helpful tips for starting your lab.

Moving to industry

Earlier this year, we heard from Dhruv Raina about his move to industry following his PhD in  Dr Christian Schröter’s lab at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology (MPI).

For the latest job listings at all levels, including an opportunity for a new Features and Reviews Editor at Journal of Cell Science, check out our active jobs board.


The return to in-person conferences has been wonderful, but what have we learnt due to the restrictions imposed during lockdowns, and how can we improve future conferencing?

We are delighted to be live–streaming our session on recent recent progress and ethical challenges in studying early human development from our upcoming meeting, From Stem cells to Human Development on Monday 12 September 16:00 BST. More details will follow on the Node shortly.

In vitro models of development have been a talking point on Twitter in the last few weeks. The thread from Dr Martinez Arias sums up some of the key points.

Our Special Issue: Modelling Development in vitro is open with some fantastic articles already available, and we will be adding more over the coming months.

preLights in Development

Too crowded for comfort: cells in confinement stop proliferating to maintain proper tissue architecture, but how? Devany and colleagues present a quantitative framework to address this question.

Changes in gene expression and physical form are intricately linked during development, but how do we begin to measure both on a continuous timescale? Mitchell et al provide a path forward with their Morphodynamic Atlas

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