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New Community Manager for the Node

Posted by , on 2 August 2021

Hi All, 

My name is Helen Zenner and I am delighted to introduce myself as the new community manager of the Node. I started my scientific life as a cell biologist, specialising in membrane trafficking, but over the years I have found myself being drawn more and more towards developmental biology. Of course starting a postdoc in Daniel St Johnston’s lab really accelerated this progression, and although I spent most of the first two years claiming not to be a fly person, I have now fully embraced both the fly and developmental biology community!  

As community manager at the Node I am excited to build on the excellent work of Aidan Maartens and the Development team. Fortunately Aidan has left me instructions on how to run the Node, and although it doesn’t have ‘Do Not Panic’ written in reassuring large letters, it looks to be an excellent guidebook and hopefully the change will be seamless. The transition has also been supported by Helen and Esperanza who run our sister sites, preLights and FocalPlane, so thanks to them as well.

Going forward, I hope to bring you some of the new features that you asked for in our recent community survey, as well as some additional ideas that we hope you will enjoy. But first and foremost, I would like to remind you that anyone within the community is welcome to post on the site. You can either post directly on the site once registered, or if you have any questions or would like support I would love to hear from you at or  

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