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Brachiopod Wnt paper updated

I recently finished the revision of our paper about the Wnt signaling landscape in brachiopod development. This is work from my PhD time in the Hejnol Lab in Norway. We posted it on bioRxiv last September, and sent to a journal later that year. Following the reviewers’ feedback, we added new data, made significant improvements […]

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notes personal

Over the rainbow

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notes imaging science

Confocal excitation

The pipetting marathon I went through the other day was worth it—the experiment worked! Now I get to image some exciting and colorful samples in the confocal microscope, and experience that thrill of seeing something for the first time, once again 🌈🔬

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notes science

The boring parts of science

Science is exciting, right? You explore, you experiment, you make discoveries. You see things for the first time! Science is fun. But, it also has its boring parts. Today, for example, I spent four hours pipetting, non-stop. 280 tubes. No robots, no multichannel pipette. Just manual labor. The pipetting marathon is for an experiment, which […]

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notes biology science

Visualizing gene expression over developmental time

Visualizing the dynamics of gene expression patterns over time is a challenge. But this is a nice way.

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notes code

Reply by Email

Blog posts are an invitation to interact. This usually happens in the comments section down below. But, posting public comments isn’t for everyone and it’s not the best option for every type of conversation. Often, a more direct and private response works better. As an alternative to regular comments, I added a reply by email […]

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notes biology

Goldfish evo-devo

Kinya Ota’s Lab investigates the embryonic development and evolutionary biology of goldfish. Their YouTube channel has a great diversity of videos describing laboratory techniques, culture conditions, developmental time lapses, and a lot more. I’ve seen a few videos about fertilization and embryos, but I just found out that they’re doing a series on goldfish evo-devo! […]

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notes biology science

Cephalic furrow preLights

preLights is a (another) great initiative from The Company of Biologists where teams of scientists review and comment on preprints of interest for the biology community. I was delighted to hear that they were going to highlight our cephalic furrow preprint (Vellutini et al.) combined with the cephalic furrow preprint of Lemke and Wang labs […]

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notes

Follow this blog in the Fediverse

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, […]

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biology notes

Combinatorial Wnt landscape in Brachiopoda

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