August 2, 2014

Christopher Wylie and Janet Heasman Honored with SDB Lifetime Achievement Award

Story source: Xenbase Xenbase and Xenopus research community congratulate Christopher Wylie and Janet Heasman for a lifetime of achievement and their lasting impact on Developmental Biology.  Together and individually, Janet and Chris discovered many fundamental cell and embryological processes, which are now the mainstay of Developmental Biology text books. Chris Wylie started his research career in 1963, at University […]

Richard Harland Awarded 2014 Conklin Medal

Story source: Xenbase The Society for Developmental Biology’s E.G. Conklin Medal recognizes a developmental biologist “who has made and is continuing to make extraordinary research contributions to the field, and who is also an excellent mentor who has helped train the next generation of outstanding scientists.” Richard Harland has an extraordinary research legacy. Following his […]

Congratulations new NAS members Eddy De Robertis and Nick Spitzer

News from the National Academy of Sciences Date: April 30, 2013 Source: National Academy of Science FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected The National Academy of Sciences announced today the election of 84 new members and 21 foreign associates from 14 countries in recognition of their distinguished and continuing […]

NXR Frog Sale

  The National Xenopus Resource Center is currently offering the following frog lines at half price:   Xenopus laevis Elastase-GFP Xenopus laevis Venus YFP   If you are interested in these lines, please email

Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine 2012 Awarded to Sir John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka

For Immediate Release: October 9, 2012 Source: The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has today decided to award The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 jointly to John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent Summary The Nobel Prize recognizes two scientists who discovered […]