The Bähler, Balloux, and Dessimoz labs have published a paper identifying structural variants in fission yeast and describing their effects on multiple quantitative traits—including winemaking, gene expression and intrinsic reproductive isolation.
Endosomes form junctions with the endoplasmic reticulum (ER)
but how such proximity is regulated is unclear. The paper by joint first authors Bethan Kilpatrick and Emily Eden shows that release of Ca2+
by an endosomal ion channel facilitates inter-organellar coupling to temper
signals mediated by an internalised growth factor. Endosome-ER contact sites
thus emerge as Ca2+-dependent signalling hubs.
Raising Horizons is a temporary photographic exhibition organised by TrowelBlazers in collaboration with photographer Leonora Saunders. It features contemporary female scientists photographed as their historical counterparts to draw attention to the diversity of women in science and the often underappreciated contributions of women to science. Division of Biosciences is proud to announce Professor Anjali Goswami is one of the participants photographed dressed as turn-of-the-century Dorothea Bate, a mammalian palaeobiologist and the first female scientist employed by the NHM.