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Actin and microtubules link to form a tube within a single cell

Posted by on December 14th, 2020

In the Genetics of Cell Behaviour in Development laboratory, at the Department of Genetics, Microbiology and Statistics at the University of Barcelona, we work with the terminal cells (TCs) of the tracheal system of Drosophila melanogaster, which are very interesting cells. During embryonic development, they are able to generate a tube within their cytoplasm, a[…]

Novel Technologies for Programming Human Cell Fate: Early-career researcher places available

Posted by on December 9th, 2020

In July 2021, a Workshop from The Company of Biologists will bring together experts in human cell fate engineering and experts in the manipulation and characterization of single cells, with the goal of understanding the molecular steps underlying the transformation of one cellular identity into another. The Workshop is organised by Marisa Karow, Samantha Morris[…]

Be the next Community Manager for preLights!

Posted by on December 8th, 2020

preLights, a preprint highlighting service that is centred around a team of early-career researchers, is looking for a new Community Manager. Launched in 2018, preLights has gained significant attention from researchers as well as the publishing industry, being nominated for an ALPSP Award for Innovation in Publishing in 2019. As we near our 1,000th post,[…]

Remembering Kathryn Anderson and José Luis Gómez-Skarmeta

Posted by on December 7th, 2020

  We at the Node and Development were greatly saddened to hear about the recent death of Kathryn Anderson, Professor & Chair of the Developmental Biology Program at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York,. Kathryn’s lab worked on the genetic pathways directing embryonic patterning and morphogenesis in the mouse embryo. Over on[…]

November in preprints

Posted by on December 4th, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  The preprints this month are hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv – use these links to get to the section you want.   Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling | Morphogenesis & mechanics | Genes & genomes | Stem cells, regeneration & disease modelling | Plant development Evo-devo & evo[…]

Development presents… December webinar videos

Posted by on December 3rd, 2020

Yesterday we held the third webinar in our new series, this time focusing on plant development and chaired by Development Editor Yrjö Helariutta. Here you’ll find recordings of the  talks and their live Q&A sessions moderated by Yrjö.   Marta Mendes (from Lucia Colombo’s lab at the University of Milan) ‘The RNA dependent DNA methylation[…]

Development through the pandemic

Posted by on December 2nd, 2020

With this strange and difficult year drawing to a close, I wanted to take the opportunity to update our community on how things have been going at Development through pandemic times. In March, the entire staff of The Company of Biologists decamped from the office and started home working. We’re incredibly lucky to have secure[…]

Development presents… December webinar on plant development

Posted by on November 30th, 2020

Videos of the talks and Q&As can now be found here!     We’re happy to confirm the next in our Development presents… webinar series will be chaired by our Editor Yrjö Helariutta (Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge / Institute of Biotecnology, University of Helsinki) and features three talks on various aspects of plant development.[…]

An interview with Dawei Sun

Posted by on November 24th, 2020

  Dawei Sun has just finished his PhD in Dr Emma Rawlins’ lab at The Gurdon Institute here in Cambridge, UK. He has remained in the city with his wife for the duration of the pandemic. In the middle of the UK’s second lockdown we met him, virtually, to find out how he is doing,[…]

Paul S. Burgoyne (1946-2020)

Posted by on November 18th, 2020

This Obituary by James M. A. Turner, Shantha K. Mahadevaiah, Arthur P. Arnold and Robin Lovell-Badge was recently published in Development.      Paul Burgoyne was an outstanding mouse geneticist and developmental biologist who made fundamental discoveries about the sex chromosomes and their biology. He was born on 10th January 1946, spending most of his[…]