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This month on the Node- April 2014

Posted by on April 30th, 2014

Our jobs page has been particularly busy this month, with a range of job positions from research technicians to senior lectureships! Here are some of the other highlights:   Research: – Nikos wrote about what his work in Parhyale, recently published in Science, can tell us about the evolution of regeneration. – The undergraduates at Reed College[…]

Research Assistant (St Johnston group)- genome engineering

Posted by on April 29th, 2014

Salary: up to £27,004 depending on experience. Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person who is willing to learn new techniques to join a project using CrispR-mediated homologous recombination[…]

Research Assistant (St Johnston group)- imaging

Posted by on April 29th, 2014

Salary: up to £27,004 depending on experience. Applications are invited for a Wellcome Trust funded Research Assistant position to join an international team in the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge. We are looking for a highly motivated and well-organised person who is willing to learn new techniques to join a project investigating polarised secretion in[…]

Exciting advances and scientific advice- the Node readers have their say!

Posted by on April 25th, 2014

Last month we attended the joint meeting of the British Society for Developmental Biology and the British Society for Cell Biology in Warwick. At the time we had the opportunity to chat with Node readers, and gather their thoughts on two different questions:   – What is the most exciting scientific advance of the last[…]

Research Assistant (Hendrich Lab)

Posted by on April 24th, 2014

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QR Salary: £24,289-£27,318 Reference: PS03240 Closing date: 22 May 2014 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 November 2016 in the first instance. The Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Stem Cell Institute[…]

Lecturer position in Developmental Biology/Reproduction in New Zealand

Posted by on April 23rd, 2014

Applications are now invited for a lecturer in the Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, New Zealand. Job details: https://otago.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1400800     Department of Anatomy: http://anatomy.otago.ac.nz/   I’m happy to answer any questions you have about working at Otago. Dr Megan Wilson meganj.wilson@otago.ac.nz @DrMegsW Developmental Biology laboratory, Department of Anatomy. (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 9)

Posted by on April 22nd, 2014

Here are the highlights from the new issue of Development:   Hemogenic endothelium flexes some muscle Mesoangioblasts (MABs) are progenitor cells of embryonic derivation with mesodermal potential. They have been successfully used to restore skeletal muscle loss in dystrophic mice, but despite the clinical potential of these cells, their origin and role during development has[…]

Flippase recognition target: orientation matters, so why care?

Posted by on April 16th, 2014

FRT sites are used often (at least in Drosophila) for inducing deletions or “flipping out” of markers in transgenic constructs. When there are two FRTs sequences in tandem, after inducing flippase the DNA sequence that is between these two sites will be deleted. If two FRT sites are facing each other (or looking away), the[…]

Travelling Fellowships- deadline approaching!

Posted by on April 16th, 2014

  Do you need to learn a new technique? Are you planning a collaborative visit?   Then The Company of Biologists and Development can help! We offer Travelling Fellowships of up to £2,500 to cover the costs of travel, accommodation, subsistence and visa fees. The next deadline for applications is the 30th of April! Find more information about how[…]

Stone Soup Eyes

Posted by on April 16th, 2014

Another installment from the Developmental Neurobiology Students at Reed College. Hope you enjoy! It’s not often that you get to recount the classic tale of Stone Soup when thinking about developmental biology, but that’s exactly what we did when discussing an almost classic 2011 Nature paper from Yoshiki Sasai’s group. In the story, a grumpy[…]