After I posted the first version of our cephalic furrow pre-print, I got the following email asking for technical details about using CARE upsampling to restore the Z-resolution of lightsheet datasets: I am curious about some details of your “Pre-patterned epithelial invagination prevents mechanical instability during fly gastrulation” paper. You mention that you trained a […]
I published a cephalic furrow thread about our paper on Twitter and Mastodon. We recently updated the manuscript on bioRxiv. In addition to the tissue mechanics, this new version includes gene expression data comparing Drosophila with Clogmia, a fly that has no cephalic furrow… It gives us some hints about the patterning changes associated with […]
This blog is now connected to the Fediverse. If you have a Mastodon account, you can see the new posts in your timeline. To follow, login to your Mastodon instance and search for @blog@brunovellutini. You should see something like this: The feature is still experimental. It works via the ActivityPub plugin from WordPress. In fact, […]
Zim Desktop Wiki is my primary note-making software. I use it to take notes, organize my projects, manage daily and long-term tasks, grow a digital garden, keep a journal, and more. Zim is great for the desktop, but it lacks a mobile app. So I’ve been using Simplenote for saving notes on the go. The […]
Small note to say that our paper about the brachiopod Wnt landscape is now online on bioRxiv! Vellutini BC, Martín-Durán JM, Børve A, and Hejnol A (2023). Combinatorial Wnt signaling landscape during brachiopod anteroposterior patterning. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.09.03.556047
Marine invertebrate larvae are incredibly diverse. They have all sorts of unique features—tentacles, lobes, bands of cilia, shells, bristle hairs, etc.—which they use to capture food, to swim, to protect themselves from predators. Their morphology is functional. But also beautiful. That’s why I was excited to discover these larval stickers made by Dexter Davis: They […]
Last week, we attended a concert at a local jazz bar, where the band performed the songs of Chief Adjuah (formerly Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah). I had not heard of him before. I’m currently listening to his complete discography, and enjoying it very much.
Note: The denoising I describe in this post was not done for scientific purposes, but for artistic reasons. For proper methods on image denoising, follow the CARE paper trail. I wanted to denoise a twenty-year-old photomicrograph. It’s one of the first scientific images I created back in 2003. It’s so ancient that I used a […]
Our paper about the function of the cephalic furrow in the fruit fly is ready and now available as a preprint in bioRxiv! To access: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.03.30.534554 P. S. Apart from the poem The Great Divide, I didn’t write much about the cephalic furrow here. But this will change.
Currently listening to 2 Hours Of Squid 🦑 from the Krill Waves Radio by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.