2024

May 2024

Wednesday
22-May-24
Stories from InSDB24: Interview with Jayshree Singh
Jayshree Singh is a graduate student working on planaria in the lab of Akash Gulyani at the Central University of Hyderabad. Let’s start with an intro to the research presented in your winning poster.  Our capacity to perceive our environment hinges on the intricate coordination between our eyes and brain. While humans can see colors […]
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Friday
03-May-24
Stories from InSDB24: Interview with Ankita Walvekar
Ankita Walvekar is a PhD student in Dr. Neha Vyas’s lab at St. John’s Research Institute and jointly works in the lab of Dr. Raj Ladher at NCBS. Tell us about the research presented in your winning poster. The work presented in my poster is a part of my PhD. The poster focused on exosomal […]
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April 2024

Monday
29-Apr-24
Stories from InSDB24: Interview with Nikhil Kumar
Nikhil is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Dasaradhi Palakodeti. He works at the interface of regeneration and stem cell biology.  Can you tell us a little bit about the research presented in your winning poster at InSDB24?  Planaria, a remarkable organism known for its extraordinary regenerative abilities, has been the focus of […]
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Monday
22-Apr-24
Stories from InSDB24: Interview with Atal Vats
Atal is an integrated PhD student in the lab of Dr. Abhishek Bhattacharya at NCBS. He talks about his work on electrical synapses and his experience at InSDB24. Let’s start from the beginning. Tell us a little bit about the research presented in your winning poster.  Our research focuses on understanding how neurons communicate via […]
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Thursday
18-Apr-24
Stories from InSDB: Interview with Ananya Bandyopadhyay
An integrated PhD student in Dr. Abhishek Bhattacharya’s lab at NCBS, Ananya Bandyopadhyay shares the work behind her prize-winning poster and about InSDB24. 1. Tell us a bit about the research presented in your winning poster  We know that neuronal communication is important for the functioning of the brain and this is majorly mediated by […]
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Tuesday
09-Apr-24
Stories from InSDB24: Interview with Aravind H
Aravind H is a graduate student in the lab of Dr. Manish Jaiswal at TIFR-Hyderabad. His poster was among the few that were awarded the best poster award at InSDB24. Here, Aravind talks about his work, and his experience at the conference. Tell us a little bit about the work you presented in your poster […]
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Thursday
04-Apr-24
Stories from InSDB24: Interview with Y K Sameera
We talk to Y K Sammera, an integrated PhD student in Dr. Ramkumar Sambasivan’s lab at IISER-Tirupati. She bagged the best poster prize at InSDB24. Read to know more about her work and her experience at the conference.  Tell us about the work you presented in your poster. My lab broadly works to understand the […]
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Monday
01-Apr-24
A Recap of InSDB 2024!
The 2024 Indian Society of Developmental Biologists meeting (InSDB24) was hosted at the vibrant Bangalore Life Sciences Cluster, with over 300 participants from India and overseas. The talks and sessions reflected the interdisciplinary nature of modern developmental biology with sessions on early development, developmental cell biology, mechanisms of morphogenesis, stem cells and repair, disease and […]
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2023

December 2023

Wednesday
27-Dec-23
Applications Open for Pathway to Independence Program
Development’s second call for their Pathway to Independence program is now open! The Pathway to Independence (PI) program aims to support researchers in the developmental biology and stem cell field as they transition from postdoc to principal investigator. This scheme will provide mentorship and networking opportunities, and will help to raise the profile of those […]
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Sunday
03-Dec-23
Welcome To Our New Community Manager
InSDB is thrilled to welcome Indulekha M S to the team! She joins us as our community manager. In her new role, she will be organizing community activities for InSDB and helping us build our outreach and social media activities as well. With a master’s from IISER-Tvm, she is an academic-turned-science communicator, interested in the […]
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August 2023

Saturday
19-Aug-23
A Tryst with Developmental Neurobiology
By Niveda Udaykumar My first foray into developmental biology came during my undergraduate Zoology class in 2013. The class was on the famous Spemann-Mangold Organizer, and I remember that I found the class quite interesting. After my Masters, as any student at that stage would do, I started applying for PhD programs. I appeared for […]
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Saturday
12-Aug-23
The Node
If you’re a DevBio enthusiast, I am sure you’ve come across The Node. Run by the journal Development and its publisher, Company of Biologists, this community website, is part of our inspiration. But in case you haven’t, read on! Joyce You, The Node’s Community Manager, tells about the Node and what they do. About the […]
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July 2023

Friday
14-Jul-23
Perspectives From Puddles
By Mitali Patil My first peek into the world of ‘developmental biology’ was years before I knew that such a field of study existed. Thanks to Foldscope – an origami paper microscope and a humble puddle on a sea beach in Mumbai that I got excited about looking at innards of all kinds of eggs. […]
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Monday
10-Jul-23
The Indian Society for Developmental Biology (InSDB) is looking for a Community Manager!
What is InSDB?Developmental biology is the study of how a single-celled seed or embryo gives rise to the complex shapes and forms of plants and animals around us. Many scientists in India work in this field and InSDB is the national society that represents this community. What will the InSDB community manager do?InSDB wants to […]
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Wednesday
05-Jul-23
Message from the President
Maneesha Inamdar Dear Colleagues, Greetings! I am thrilled to announce the launch of the brand new logo and website for the Indian Society of Developmental Biologists (InSDB).  The new logo is based on the impressive, iridescent feathers of the peacock, our National Bird. It is pointing skyward with a gastrula at the center, in the colorful eye […]
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June 2023

Thursday
15-Jun-23
Drosophila Gastrulation
By: Aadya Nageswaran It is one thing to observe Drosophila embryos under a microscope (they look like grains of rice with two appendages), but it is quite another, more mind-blowing experience, to watch that same tiny bundle of cells under a foldscope, and capture a time lapse of its growth. That is precisely what I […]
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May 2023

Sunday
28-May-23
Regenerating Limb of a tadpole of the Indian Tree Frog, Polypedates maculatus
Dr Cuckoo Mahapatra, Maharaja Sriram Chandra Bhanja Deo, Orissa
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Sunday
28-May-23
Middle Ear of the Chicken
Aliziran Red (bone) and Alcian Blue (cartilage) staining of the middle ear region of a 12 day chicken embryo. Unlike mammals, with 3 ossicles, birds only have one ossicle, the columella. Raj Ladher, NCBS, Bangalore
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Sunday
28-May-23
Avian Otic Placode
Section of the invaginating inner ear placode from a 2 day chick embryo. Actin (green), RhoA (red) and nuclei (blue) are shown Raj Ladher, NCBS, Bangalore
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Sunday
28-May-23
Noggin marks ectopic tentacles in hydra
Experimental upregulation of Wnt pathway in Hydra vulgaris leads to development of ectopic tentacles all over the body column. This image from Surendra Ghaskadbi lab at ARI, Pune, India shows sites of ectopic tentacles marked by the expression of noggin. The lab studies regeneration in hydra with particular emphasis on cell signalling pathways.
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