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Two Postdoc scholarships in Cancer Biology

Posted by on December 11th, 2014

Two Postdoc scholarships in Cancer Biology with focus on the EMT process at Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine http://www.umu.se/english/about-umu/news-events/grants/12-1803-14   Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM) (www.ucmm.umu.se) is an interdisciplinary research centre with several research groups that study areas of biological and medical relevance. Localized in a tight environment of diverse biomedical laboratories, UCMM forms[…]

Fully funded Healing Foundation PhD Studentship available to UK/EU or international students 2

Posted by on December 11th, 2014

Title: The role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) during tissue repair and regeneration Supervisors: Professors Enrique Amaya and Ralf Paus, University of Manchester Application deadline: January 30, 2015 Description: There has been a resurgent interest in identifying the mechanisms by which various organisms are able to regenerate fully functional appendages and organs, as this information[…]

Fully funded Healing Foundation PhD Studentship available to UK/EU or international students 1

Posted by on December 11th, 2014

Title: The role and regulation of metabolic reprogramming during successful appendage regeneration Supervisors: Professors Enrique Amaya and Royston Goodacre, University of Manchester Application deadline: January 30, 2015 Description: Many vertebrate species, including fish, amphibians and reptiles, have the ability to regenerate their appendages following amputation [1,2]. The regeneration process coordinates a variety of biological processes,[…]

Travelling Fellowship deadline approaching!

Posted by on December 10th, 2014

Are you a postdoc or student planning to visit a collaborator’s lab? Then apply for a Development travelling fellowship! You can be awarded up to £2,500 (or currency equivalent) to offset travel costs and expenses, and there are no restrictions on nationality.   The deadline for application is the 31st of December. Find out more on the Travelling Fellowships[…]

A Day in the Life of a Turtle lab

Posted by on December 9th, 2014

We are Juan Pascual-Anaya and Tatsuya Hirasawa, two postdoctoral fellows at RIKEN (Kobe, Japan), in the laboratory of Shigeru Kuratani. We both have been working for the last 4-5 years using turtles as a model organism in the laboratory, studying different aspects of the carapace development.   Three different turtles used in our lab.  […]

Seeing cells from a different angle

Posted by on December 7th, 2014

Thanks to microscopy, scientists can compete with the most talented photographers and take the most astonishing pictures! Although I have been focusing on microscopy pictures in this blog, microscopy is not the only way to make pretty pictures of cells. In recent years, the rapid progress in sequencing technology has propelled this technique to the[…]

A day in the life of a cnidarian lab

Posted by on December 4th, 2014

I presume the first question that comes into people’s mind when they read the title would be “What are cnidarians?” I also presume a logical follow-up question would be “Why are you working on cnidarians?” If you haven’t asked these questions, I suspect that you are either my colleague and are sitting in the office[…]

EuroStemCell November 2014 Newsletter: World Diabetes Day

Posted by on December 4th, 2014

Hello! We’d like to start by offering our congratulations to Dr Masayo Takahashi who won 2014 Stem Cell Person of year!  A fitting acknowledgement of her and her team’s, hard work. Also this month we marked World Diabetes Day on the 14th of November with a Twitter campaign and two pieces from the EC-funded HumEn research[…]

New Reviews Editor at Development!

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014

Dear Node readers, My name is Andrea Aguilar and I am replacing Caroline Hendry, Development‘s stem cells reviews editor, during her maternity leave. To spice things up a bit, I figured I would introduce myself using this short video.     For more information on our special issue about human development, visit our web page and read this post[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 24)

Posted by on December 2nd, 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Assessing the evolutionary origin of neural progenitors The nervous system of bilaterians arises from a small pool of neural progenitor cells (NPCs) that expressesSoxB genes, a family of transcription factors crucial for neurogenesis. The existence of NPCs has thus far been described in diverse species[…]