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The story behind the cover: Annabel Ebbing’s worm art

Posted by on October 9th, 2019

Development covers showcase the beauty of developmental biology. Embryos, tissues and cells are rendered in striking colour palettes and artistic arrangements. We mainly receive confocal image submissions but sometimes also EM and standard light microscopy. And sometimes, art – like our most recent cover, a schematic overview of C. elegans created by Annabel Ebbing, PhD student in Hendrik Korswagen’s lab at the[…]

From biology to art

Posted by on November 4th, 2016

At the BSDB’s  Autumn Meeting on chimeras, scientist and artist Mia Buehr exhibited some of her art inspired by developmental biology. Here, she introduces her pieces. You can keep up with her work at theaccidentalembroiderer.typepad.com   I was born into a family of artists, and painting and drawing were always second nature to me. However I[…]

Postdoctoral Position – Explaining Development, Evolutionary Novelty, and Evolvability

Posted by on November 18th, 2014

The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in conjunction with the project “Integrating Generic and Genetic Explanations of Biological Phenomena,” sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. This project brings together scholars in philosophy and biology to address[…]

(Developmental) Biology around the internet- September 2013

Posted by on September 16th, 2013

Here is our monthly round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research – Nature reported this month that stem cells have been used to generate minibrains in vitro. You can read an excellent article by Ed Yong on this work . – The hilarious 2013 IgNobel Prizes[…]

From science to art- an interview with sculptor Briony Marshall

Posted by on May 23rd, 2013

Briony Marshall is a London-based sculptor and installation artist. Initially interested in science, Briony studied Biochemistry at the University of Oxford. After her undergraduate studies she moved on to art and sculpture, but her beautiful pieces have a strong scientific inspiration. Her first solo exhibition is currently at the Pangolin London Sculpture Gallery, and includes[…]

SciArt image exhibition on “The Physics of Life”

Posted by on July 14th, 2011

  Last May the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (Oeiras, Portugal) hosted the EMBO Workshop on Biophysical Mechanisms of Development (EMBO BMD 2011). As one of the organizers my main mission was to put together a Science and Art contest and exhibition, related with the workshop theme, which we entitled “The Physics of Life”. We were particularly interested in work[…]

Primitive Streak – a fashion exhibit and website

Posted by on February 23rd, 2011

In 1997, sisters Helen and Kate Storey collaborated on a project spanning their respective areas of expertise: fashion design and developmental biology. The result was a highly acclaimed collection of dresses, designed by Helen Storey, that each represent a stage in early development. Recently, the Wellcome Trust renewed funding for the work, and Primitive Streak[…]

Developmental biology art from Japan

Posted by on December 1st, 2010

The RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology has released the images for a series of postcards under a creative commons license. The images picture a wide range of both common and uncommon model organisms, all in a Japanese paper art style.

Biology lecture posters

Posted by on October 21st, 2010

One of my (many) geeky passions is the overlap between art and science: Science as art (think of the Nikon image competition) or art inspired by science. That last category includes these lecture announcement posters from UNC Chapel Hill. Poster for a recent lecture by Peter Wilf The posters are designed by developmental biologist Bob[…]