Van Amerongen Lab     -      Developmental & Cancer Biology

Section of Molecular Cytology    -     Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences    -     University of Amsterdam  

Things we like

Our PhD #happyplace, new PI #tenuretracks and #tenuredtracks Spotify playlists:

Tips and tricks

Handy websites

- FPbase for quickly comparing spectra of fluorescent proteins
- The International Mouse Strain Resource
- Bionumbers
- Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank for antibodies that actually work at cost price

Bioinformatics, Data and Image analysis tools

- Plots of Data and other tools
(handy apps developed by our colleagues Joachim Goedhart and Marten Postma that plots data and statistics to allow comparison of different experimental conditions)

Our favorite resources

- Amazing drawings of human breast anatomy
(on the anatomy of the breast, by Sir Astley Paston Cooper, 1840)
- The mouse organogenesis cell atlas (MOCA)
(a single cell transcriptional landscape of mouse organogenesis)

Presentation tools

- The LiveSlides plugin
(for easy breezy embedding of videos and other webpage related content in Keynote and/or Powerpoint presentations)
- The free PollEverywhere plugin
(for getting real-time feedback from your audience. Great for instant feedback from students in class!)
- Smart Servier Medical Art
(for a free, downloadable file of Powerpoint ready image components that you can use to draw your own pathways/protein/DNA complexes etc.)
- Biorender
(for drawing and designing your own figures from human anatomy to subcelullar structures and signaling molecules)

Writing tools

- Try the Edanz journal selector or the Journal/Author Name Estimator if you need help selecting a journal that best fits your manuscript.

Graphic design tools

- This series of You Tube videos to help you develop your Adobe Illustrator graphic design skills.

And finally...

... this remains one of the best songs ever written about biology: