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Conversations with my parents (about adult chondrogenesis and spontaneous cartilage repair in the skate, Leucoraja erinacea)

Posted by on June 23rd, 2020

One night, during the summer of 2012, I found myself sitting in a cottage in Woods Hole, trying to explain to my parents why I’d spent much of my professional life studying the little skate (Figure 1). I was a postdoctoral fellow at Dalhousie University at the time, and working almost exclusively with skate as[…]

On the beauty and wonder of endless forms: a reflection on Embryology Course 2018

Posted by on August 16th, 2018

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being,[…]

MBL Embryology Course 2016

Posted by on August 1st, 2016

“My dear, here we must run as fast as we can, just to stay in place. And if you wish to go anywhere you must run twice as fast as that.” L. Carroll ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’   We write this while we finish the last experiments for the final Show n’ Tell on[…]

Gills, fins and the evolution of vertebrate paired appendages

Posted by on April 19th, 2016

The origin of paired fins is a major unresolved issue in vertebrate evolutionary biology, and has been a topic of debate among palaeontologists, comparative anatomists and developmental biologists for over a century. Central to any question of “evolutionary origins” is the concept of homology: the sharing of features due to common ancestry. Homology may explain[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- the winner

Posted by on March 30th, 2016

The results are out! The winner of this year’s movie round from the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course is… the Drosophila embryo imaged in 7 channels!   Here are the full results: Fly embryo (Dorso-Ventral Split): 29 Fly embryo (Sections): 32 Fly Eye Disk: 10 Fly Embryo (7 channels): 76     Many congratulations to Connie Rich (University[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 movie round- vote for a Development cover

Posted by on March 2nd, 2016

Earlier this year we asked you to vote for your favourite image from a selection of 4 beautiful pictures taken by the students of the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course. You chose a stunning image of a bat embryo, which features in the cover of the latest issue of Development. It is now time to vote[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 1- the winner

Posted by on February 4th, 2016

And the winner of the latest round of images from the Woods Hole embryology course is… the short-tailed fruit bat embryo!   Here are the full results: – Pig embryo: 102 votes – Longfish inshore squid embryo: 67 votes – Short-tailed  fruit bat embryo: 296 votes – Mouse embryo: 129 votes       Many[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 1- vote for a Development cover

Posted by on January 18th, 2016

Every year, students from the Woods Hole Embryology course produce some stunning images. It’s now time for readers of the Node to vote which of images from the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course will be a Development cover! Below you will find 4 beautiful images from the course. Choose the one you would like to see[…]

A Day in the Life of an MBL Embryology Student – #embryo2015

Posted by on July 10th, 2015

For the second instalment of our blog from the 2015 Woods Hole Embryology course, we decided to do something a little bit different this time around, and write a “Day in the Life” style blog, to complement the excellent Day in the Life of a Model Organism series which The Node has recently been running.[…]

Woods Hole Embryology 2015 (#embryo2015)

Posted by on June 29th, 2015

Elena Boer, Shun Sogabe and Joe Hanly are currently attending the MBL Embryology course in Woods Hole MA. 2015 marks the 122nd year of the Woods Hole Embryology course. This program has a long and prestigious history, as exemplified by the long list of alumni who grace the the wall of class photos in the[…]