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A cuddly science outreach project

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

2010 was declared the International Year of Biodiversity by the UN. At the Science & Culture Department of Montpellier University, which has designed science outreach and public engagement projects since 2000, we wanted to mark the occasion with an original project. We wanted a project that would:     – talk about the methods rather than the[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (2)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the BSDB has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. The 10 successful applicants spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback we received[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (1)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the BSDB has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. The 10 successful applicants spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback we received[…]

Post doc representative on the BSDB committee

Posted by on November 26th, 2014

The BSDB committee are inviting applications and nominations for a post doctoral representative to join the committee. We already have a Graduate Student representative and feel that the post doctoral community should also be represented. This position is available immediately and would be for a two year  term and we would like someone in place[…]

PhD studentship in evolutionary developmental genetics of neural progenitor proliferation

Posted by on November 23rd, 2014

A fully funded studentship (fees and RCUK-level stipend) open to EU students is available under the supervision of Dr Thomas Butts in the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary, University of London. The studentship is to study the evolution of neural development within vertebrates, particularly in relation to the control of neurogenesis. Within this broad area of interest[…]

Master, PhD, and Postdoc Positions in Brazil and France

Posted by on November 21st, 2014

We are recruiting researchers at different levels to join a 4-years international project, DEVODIVERSITY, funded by the French Agence Nationale de la Recherché (ANR) and the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). The Brown Lab at the Instituto de Biociências in Brazil (USP) and the Tiozzo Lab at the Villefranche-sur-Mer Developmental Biology Laboratory in France (CNRS-UPMC)[…]

Fully Funded PhD Studentship for UK/EU Student in Developmental Gene Regulation

Posted by on November 21st, 2014

There is a fully funded PhD studentship opening in Barbara Jennings’s group at Oxford Brookes University (starting September 2015) to investigate developmental gene regulation in Drosophila. For further details about the studentship and how to apply please see http://bms.brookes.ac.uk/research/studentships/transcriptional-elongation The deadline for applications is December 14th 2014. (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Reviews Editor for the Journal of Experimental Biology

Posted by on November 19th, 2014

Applications are sought for the role of Reviews Editor on The Journal of Experimental Biology, based in Cambridge, UK. Joining an experienced and successful team, this newly created role is an exciting opportunity for a talented scientific editor to make a significant contribution to the leading journal in comparative animal physiology. The Journal of Experimental Biology publishes[…]

An interview with Christopher Wylie and Janet Heasman

Posted by on November 18th, 2014

This interview first appeared in Development.   The 2014 Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) Lifetime Achievement Award was jointly awarded to Christopher Wylie and Janet Heasman in recognition of their outstanding and sustained contributions to the field. At the 73rd Annual SDB meeting, where they were presented with the award, we asked Chris and Janet about their careers and their advice[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 23)

Posted by on November 18th, 2014

Here are the highlights from the new issue of Development:   Akt acts to reprogram germ cells Primordial germ cells (PGCs) are unipotent – they go on to form germline stem cells and gametes. However, they are believed to possess latent pluripotency, allowing them to produce the next generation during the normal life-cycle, and to[…]