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SciArt Profiles: Justine Renno

Posted by on January 22nd, 2021

The second in our new series of SciArt profiles features Justine Renno, a Master’s student in Bordeaux.     Where are you originally from, where do you work now, and what do you work on? I am originally from Alsace in France. I got a Master’s in developmental biology which I ended with a 6[…]

Competition: searching for a new head(er)

Posted by on January 21st, 2021

We’ll soon be launching a newly designed Node homepage to help make our historical content easier to find and improve navigation through the various parts of the site. To accompany this change we’re going to refresh our header image – that’s the letterbox-shaped image you see above the menu bar. Currently we circulate between these[…]

SciArt Profiles: Suyash Naik

Posted by on January 13th, 2021

This is the first in a new series on the Node profiling scientists who do art (or artists who do science). We’ll learn about why they do it, their artistic influences, their techniques and tips. We’ll be looking for new people to feature in this series throughout the year – whatever kind of art you[…]

Development 2020 covers gallery

Posted by on December 21st, 2020

Journal covers celebrate the aesthetic achievements of researchers and showcase the beauty of science to the wider world. Here are all 24 of Development’s covers for the crazy year that was 2020 – click the images to open the gallery, and you’ll find the cover description. Be sure to check out Development’s review of 2020[…]

Cells of Knowledge: Collaborative effort of scientists and animators

Posted by on March 5th, 2020

An interdiciplenary collaboration of scientists from the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology and animators in Denmark is aiming to facilitate a dialogue between the two diciplines, and ultimately disseminate stem cell research to different segments of the society. The primary objectives are: To train scientists to pitch scientific stories to non-scientists, and[…]

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[…]

Development at the single cell level

Posted by on July 17th, 2019

Development recently published a bumper Special Issue devoted to single cell approaches to developmental biology. A multitude of model systems featured – from Dicty to Drosophila to mouse to zebrafish – and the issue’s Reviews, Spotlight and Hypothesis gave an overview of the field’s current challenges and opportunities.     The cover was chosen by[…]

Calendar competition – And the winners are…

Posted by on May 20th, 2019

With over 10,000 votes cast, almost 6,000 people viewing the galleries and a new record for daily page views on the Node, we can now announce the winners of our inaugural calendar competition. We were blown away by the quality of the entries – 62 images of all kinds of cells, tissues and embryos. Check[…]

the Node Calendar competition – vote here, vote now!

Posted by on May 14th, 2019

*Voting is closed and winners have been announced!*   Our call for images to fill our 2019-20 calendar was met with an amazing response – 62 entries showcasing the diverse beauty of developmental biology. Now it’s time for you vote for the 12 that will make it into print. Because we want a range of[…]

Image competition: a new developmental biology calendar

Posted by on April 25th, 2019

Have you got a beautiful image of a developing organism you’d like to share with the world? Or a striking computer generated visualisation, or even something you’ve drawn or painted or stitched or crafted? We’re planning a Node calendar for the academic year 2019-20, and want to fill it with your images.     Entering is[…]