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NIMR Canvas -Patches from the developmental biologists at NIMR

Posted by on April 20th, 2015

The MRC National Institute for Medical Research has celebrated its centenary in 2014. On 1st April 2015 NIMR ceased to exist, as it became part of the new Francis Crick Institute. To commemorate this event, I proposed to produce a textile artwork as a lasting memento of NIMR. Each current research lab, support section and[…]

Of mice and zebrafish

Posted by on June 16th, 2014

This story starts with me shaking and nervous and stumbling through my mid-term thesis committee meeting presentation. Not only was I presenting the results from the first half of my PhD but on top of that, I was presenting this work to Francois Guillemot, basically a legend in the field of developmental neurobiology. Luckily for[…]

An interview with François Guillemot

Posted by on August 13th, 2013

This interview first appeared in Development. François Guillemot heads the Division of Molecular Neurobiology at the MRC National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in London. His research focuses on the transcriptional control of neurogenesis, adult neurogenesis and the epigenetic regulation of gene expression in neural development. François recently became an editor for Development, and we asked him[…]

Mike Gaze (1925-2012)

Posted by on October 1st, 2012

We recently learned that Mike Gaze passed away last month. In addition to running a research group working on the development of the visual system in Xenopus and heading up the NIMR‘s Division of Developmental Biology for many years, Mike was Editor of The Journal of Embryology and Experimental Morphology in the ’70s and ’80s,[…]