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Posted by , on 20 September 2022

This week is #PostdocAppreciationWeek (#NPAW22), and we’d love to hear about the postdocs that contribute to your working life! Last year, we asked for shout-outs on our Twitter feed and this year we’d love to extend it to anyone that is not using Twitter. Email us at and we’ll put together a post at the end of the week including your stories about what makes the postdocs that you work with such special people. You can check out our post from last year here:

Of course, showing our appreciation to postdocs (and scientists at all levels) should extend beyond one week of appreciation. Please get in touch if you would like to write a blog post for the Node on how we can better support scientists in academia.

Funny but serious thoughts…

Peer review week

This week is also #PeerReviewWeek, with a theme of research integrity. Throughout the week, The Company of Biologists Twitter account will be sharing experiences of our staff on this important topic. We also have a number of excellent articles our archives covering getting involved with peer review, publishing peer review reports and anonymous peer review.

If you are interested in becoming part of the peer review process, then sign up for the Node Network, our global directory of developmental and stem cell biologists, which the community can use for searching for reviewers, speakers, panel members etc. You could also get involved with the ASAPbio Preprint Reviewer Recruitment Network.

preLights in #devbio

Low cost – high resolution: 3D single-cell mapping of up to 100 gene targets in an intact Arabidopsis root with PHYTOMap

Embryonic stem cells, mixed with trophoblast cells and extra-embryonic endodermal cells, make the recipe for a synthetic mouse embryo!

How ‘humanised’ slides used during lectures could take away some of our deep-rooted assumptions and help to celebrate diversity within STEM.

What separates leaders from followers? Marwaha and colleagues reveal an unexpected role of lysosomes in leader cells during collective cell migration in their new study.

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