Development is excited to announce a new webinar series showcasing the latest developmental biology and stem cell research. The webinars are chaired each month by a different Development Editor, who invites talks from authors of exciting new papers and preprints. First authors are particularly encouraged to present their work – we hope the series will become a forum for supporting early-career researchers. As well as presentations and live Q&A sessions, you’ll also get the chance to meet the speakers and fellow participants at interactive virtual tables. The webinars will typically occur once a month and will be held in Remo, our browser-based conferencing platform, and talks will be available to watch for a couple of weeks after the event (hosted here on the Node).
Below, you’ll see a list of confirmed webinars (follow the link for details of how you register to attend – each event requires separate registration), a list of past webinars (follow the link to watch the recorded presentations and Q&A, available for two weeks after the webinar) and a guide for using Remo.
To be announced.
With Milica Bulajić, Andrew Economou and José Blanco-Ameijeiras
How to use Remo
Joining the webinar
First click the link in the email you’ll receive on the day of the talk. You’ll then need to register an email address with Remo. The room will open 5 minutes before the start of the webinar. Once you get in, you’ll see the following screen (an info slide deck will be playing).
At this point, you can create your profile – add a photo and some personal information if you want. You can also put any questions to the organisers via the chat. If at any point you want to leave the event, either click ‘Quit Event’ or simply close your browser window.
Watching the talks
After the Chair’s introductory remarks, the talks will start. If the talks are prerecorded, please don’t pause the video – you’ll get out of sync with other viewers and the talk will cut off early. If they are live, there is no option to pause them.
During/after the talks, use the Q&A box to ask the speaker questions. The Chair will host a live Q&A session using these questions. You can also upvote other participants’ questions.
Once the talks are over, you’ll be dropped into the Remo conference centre, which will be open for an hour or so to give you the chance to meet the speakers and meet other participants.
You’ll find yourself on a table with up to seven other people – you’ll see the video feeds of everyone on the table (Remo works best if camera and mic are switched on). If you want to move tables, simply double click on the table you want to go to. Be aware that people can drop into your table at any time! You’ll hear a ‘knock, knock’ noise when someone is joining your table.
You’ll also find the lift on the left of the screen – you can move between floors. We’ll dedicate Floor 10 for the ‘Meet the speaker’ session
The majority of issues can be solved with a browser refresh. Have you given permission for your browser to use your camera and mic? You can always ask for help in the Chat or email email@example.com
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Nematostella: Ashleigh E. Fritz, Aissam Ikmi, Christopher Seidel, Ariel Paulson, Matthew C. Gibson
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Zebrafish retina: Alexander Picker, Florencia Cavodeassi, Gaia Gestri
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