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This month on the Node- March 2014

Posted by , on 1 April 2014

2014 is continuing in full force on the Node. We had many interesting posts this month, as well as several job and PhD studentships advertised in our jobs page. Here are the highlights!



CLoNe 1 cropped– Fernando described a new technique called CLoNE, which allows cell labelling for lineage analysis of specific progenitor cells.

– Scientists at the IRB in Barcelona showed a direct connection between the Hedgehog pathway and FGF in cell migration.

– The University of Chicago Journal Club discussed a recent Developmental Cell paper on the role of microvilli in fly embryo cellularization.

– And undergraduates at Reed College posted their first contribution, focusing on  a Development paper of the development of the zebrafish anterior neural plate.


Meeting reports:

– From SNPs to starlings- Lucy reports from the Avian Model Systems meeting that took place at Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory

– and the students of the 2014 International Course on Developmental Biology, that took place in Chile this January, report on their experience.


All the authors of the post!


Goberdhan 1 croppedOutreach:

– Could you get on top of a soapbox and discuss your science with passing pedestrians? Read about Deborah’s experience in SoapBox Science.

– Simon suggests an easy outreach activity- The animal pairs game!

– And Anne wrote about her unique position as Research and Science Communication Fellow at Oxford Brookes University



Also on the Node:

– Serena described ‘A day in the life of a C. elegans lab

– Tim reviewed the latest edition of Gilbert’s Developmental Biology.

– and two Company of Biologists Travel Fellowship awardees shared their experiences:  Helena visited the Gerhardt lab in London to learn how to generate embryoid bodies to model vascular development, while Maggie travelled to EMBL to learn how to inject Platynereis embryos in the Arendt lab.


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