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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Genes and Vaccines – Where mRNA COVID-19 vaccines came from and how they work

Posted by on January 14th, 2021

We take a look at the history of mRNA, the development of mRNA vaccines and how they’ve been pressed into service at breakneck speed to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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… A new developmental biology webinar series

Posted by on October 2nd, 2020

Updated 2 October We’ve had over 400 registrations already! For those attending, this post has been updated with an order of play for the day, and the webinar homepage has also been updated with a How To for Remo, our browser-based conference software – no download needed!     Development presents… is a new webinar[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Sickness and susceptibility – the ancient war between genes and disease

Posted by on July 30th, 2020

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Kat Arney looks at the ancient war between our genes and the pathogens that infect us.

Pandemic networking: meeting people is easy

Posted by on July 22nd, 2020

Registration is now open for our virtual networking event!     With COVID-19 cancelling conferences, researchers have lost one of their best ways to network. So we thought we’d try to help, aided by software that creates a virtual space for researchers to interact via video. At this event you’ll meet other developmental biologists from[…]

Lockdown in Shanghai

Posted by on May 13th, 2020

This piece recently featured on The Company of Biologists’ WeChat Channel. For more information about our efforts to engage Chinese researchers, read Annabel Nicholson’s post from last month.     Dr Yi Zeng is a member of the Development Editorial Advisory Board and her lab at the Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology studies[…]

Development and the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted by on March 23rd, 2020

Last week, I and the rest of the Development team said goodbye to our lovely office, and a new era of remote working has begun. But we’re lucky – editorial work can (we hope!) proceed pretty much as normal from our desks at home. Of course, things are not so easy for researchers: shutting down[…]