An image of Drosophila eye discs and brain lobes taken during the MBL Practical Course on Developmental Biology in Quintay, Chile, in 2020 is the cover photo for the latest issue of Development. The image, taken by Tonatiuh Molina Villa, was selected by popular vote on The Node, an international community site for developmental biologists.
Students and faculty in the MBL Embryology course are known for creating, year after year, a stunning array of images and videos of developing organisms. Since 2011, an open competition to choose the best from a sampling of Embryology course images has been run by the Node, a digital community by and for developmental biologists. The