This month on the Node- August 2013
Posted by the Node, on 31 August 2013
August might be the month when most people go on holidays, but the Node was still full of activity! Here are some of the highlights:
– Stefano de Renzis wrote about his recent paper using powerful microscopy techniques to study the role of endocytosis in morphogenesis.
– Tatsuya posted on what is like working with turtles and the background to his paper on the evolution of turtle carapaces.
– Gary discussed a new paper using X-ray tomography and synchrotron radiation to study gastrulation in frogs.
– and Christele started her ‘Stem Cell Beauty’ blog, in collaboration with EuroStemCell, by choosing a great image from a paper describing how to make hepatocytes in vitro.
This month saw two new interviews on the Node:
– An interview with NIMR developmental neurobiologist and new editor of Development, François Guillemot, focused on his career, research and his lab’s future move to the Crick Institute.
– while the Node interviewed Marianne Bronner at the ISDB meeting, and asked her about her fascination for the neural crest and her passion for mentoring.
– Mario introduced his new software silicoCROSS, which may make your genetic cross writing that little bit easier.
– while Florian described E-CRISP, a software that allows the design of CRISPR constructs in 8 different organisms.
Also on the Node:
– Patricia chose her favourite Biology TED talks– a great selection!
– Caroline examined how ‘alternative’ careers are perceived in science, by discussing the reactions of people around her to her decision to leave the bench for a career as a reviews editor at Development.
– and check out the jobs page for the several new positions advertised this month.
– The Company of Biologists, the non-for-profit company behind Development and the Node, launched its YouTube channel– check it out for some amazing research movies!
– the Node summarised the best (developmental) biology content spotted on the internet this month- look out for more great internet content on the Node in the future!
– and we revealed the new Node postcards, which you will be able to collect in future conferences!