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About Development

Development is a leading primary research journal covering the field of developmental biology. With its long and prestigious history and its team of expert academic editors led by Olivier Pourquié, Development is committed to publishing cutting-edge research across the spectrum of animal and plant developmental biology. Over recent years, Development has expanded its focus to incorporate the stem cell and regeneration fields, with the aim of underscoring the close links between these growing communities and more traditional developmental biology.

Development sits at the heart of the developmental biology community, promoting and supporting the latest advances in the field.

It is an exciting time for developmental biology. New technologies in live imaging, genetic manipulation, genomics, in vitro modelling of developmental processes and computational biology are expanding our field in fresh directions, and allowing us to take advantage of an increasingly wide range of traditional and non-model organisms. Moreover, we now have an unprecedented opportunity to analyse and understand human development. Through the publication of high quality research, techniques and resources papers, Development seeks to reflect and support these diverse research areas.

Development also publishes a wide range of commissioned review-based articles aimed at synthesising the latest advances in the field, putting forward new hypotheses to provoke debate and inspire new research directions, and educating newcomers to the field.

Development supports the community through the provision of Travelling Fellowships for junior researchers, by financial support for conferences, and more recently, by organising our own meetings and through our community blog ‘the Node’.

Travelling Fellowships

We offer funding to graduate students and post-docs wishing to make collaborative visits to other labs.

Reducing the pain to publish

Find out about our transfer option to Biology Open.

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Studying the stars

Claudia Cuomo from the Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Naples, Italy used a Travelling Fellowship from Development to visit Dr Veronica Hinman’s lab at the Carnegie Mellon University of Pittsburgh to learn about the breeding, handling and manipulation of the sea star Patiria miniata at an artificial sea water facility close to the lab. Ensuring she is able to regularly harvest fresh, good quality gametes is crucial to Claudia’s research into the homeodomain transcription factor protein, Xlox, in echinoderms. …


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