Another busy month on the Node, with a particular focus on zebrafish. Plenty of meeting reports, research, interviews and more, as well as new job posts. Here are the highlights:
With conference season well underway, the Node saw several meeting reports this month:
– Leonardo and Joaquin posted several reports from the 8th european zebrafish meeting: an excellent summary of the talks on developmental biology topics, and 2 posts on the workshops preceeding the conference: the genome resources workshop and the morphogenesis workshop. Cat also posted on the lighter side of the conference, commenting on her first attendance of a fish meeting.
– And Alfonso shared his thoughts on the Morphogen Gradients meeting that took place in Oxford.
– Keeping with the fish theme, we had several fish research posts on the Node this month: Neil wrote about his paper on a model of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder; while Megan wrote on a recent paper focusing on sex reversal in fish
– Gary described a paper showing that waves of Cdk1 might be involved in the quick cell division of the early frog embryo
– and Mike Levin wrote about his recent paper showing that planaria can recall memories after decapitation, suggesting that memory storage can happen outside the brain
– The Node interviewed developmental biologist and EMBO director Maria Leptin
– Megan started her series of posts on developmental biology in New Zealand by interviewing clinical geneticist and developmental biology Stephen Robertson
– And the BSDB-SDB poster winner chain continues with an interview with the winner of the SDB poster prize at the ISDB meeting Kara Nordin
Also on the Node:
– Thomas gave his take on the new Crick institute in London and what it reveals about research in the UK
– Xujiang described his visit to a lab in Sydney to study honey bee behaviour, sponsored by a Travelling Fellowship from the Company of Biologists
– and T.H.Morgan’s 1920s fly room was reconstructed for a new exhibition in New York