Our protocol for sensitive detection of small RNAs by whole mount in Arabidopsis thaliana is. Nice signals, fast protocol, no embedding/sectioning involved. Thanks to M. Nodine (GMI, Vienna) for showing its applicability to embryos!
In light of the success of the first edition, the EMBO Practical course on Live Imaging of Plants will take place again in 2016.
You can register here: http://www.embl.de/training/events/2016/PLA16-01/
Alexis will be travelling to the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) in Knoxville (TN, USA) to learn about the current challenges to analyze, model, and describe plants from the cell to the organ level and identify mathematical challenges in plant science applications. The workshop is organized by Dan Chitwood and Alexander Bucksch and will be livestreamed. A tweeter feed is also available (#PlantMath15). Really looking forward to this!
The children observed flies, plants and fishes. They mixed and unmixed colors and even extracted DNA from tomato!
Their visit was a real success. The children, the teachers and the COS members were thrilled by the event.
This event built upon a teaching concept developed by Yohanns Bellaïche (Institut Curie, France) and curated by the Cercle FSER.
A huge thanks goes to: Lotte Bald, Emmanuel Gaquerel, Zheni Li, Amaya Vilches-Barro, Anne-Laure Duchemin, Steffen Lemke, Slava Panfilov, Béatrice Berthet, Virginie Jouannet and Christoph Neef for making this event possible.
Some images of the event (images courtesy of C. Neef):