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Tenure track positions as Assistant Professor

Posted by on October 27th, 2015

Tenure track positions as Assistant Professor within the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Umeå University, Sweden. Deadline 1st of December 2015 The Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine (WCMM) at Umeå University, Sweden, has been established as part of a national agenda with the goal of regaining a leading position for Sweden within medical research. The[…]

The Story Behind the Campaign to Put a Woman of Science on the $10 Bill

Posted by on October 26th, 2015

  Originally posted to the blog Genes to Genomes, reposed with permission. Don Gibson (University of California, Davis) describes how he decided to start the Barbara on the Bill Campaign When I heard that the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that a woman will be on the $10 bill, I started reading several articles about which woman it[…]

Fly like a fish?

Posted by on October 26th, 2015

Zebrafish is a common model organism in many fields of science. The study by Sundvik et al. 2015 in Scientific Reports tests the safety of acoustic levitation of an intact organism using zebrafish embryos (Figure 1). Acoustic levitation has over the last few decades been developed to provide a wall- and contactless environment to transfer[…]

POSTDOC ON METABOLISM IN LONDON

Posted by on October 23rd, 2015

THE DEVELOPMENTAL ORIGINS OF HEALTH AND DISEASE Postdoctoral Training Fellows at The Francis Crick Institute in London, UK There are two full-time, fixed term positions on Crick Terms and Conditions of Employment. Salary between £33,500 – £36,500 per annum, subject to skills & experience Closing date:13th November 2015 Two postdoctoral research posts, funded by the[…]

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Posted by on October 23rd, 2015

Dimitri Perrin3, Shimpei I. Kubota1,2, Kazuki Tainaka1,2 & Hiroki R. Ueda1,2,4* 1Department of Systems Pharmacology, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. 2CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Saitama, Japan. 3School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Science and Engineering Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. 4Laboratory for Synthetic Biology, RIKEN Quantitative Biology Center, Osaka,[…]

Cricket Leg Regeneration: Histone Modification Matters

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015

In autumn, crickets generally exhibit chirping songs in the temperate East Asian country of Japan. While the African field cricket Gryllus bimaculatus originates from tropical countries, it is an emerging model animal globally because of its ability to regenerate amputated legs during nymph and its developmental mode (short germ band) (Mito and Noji, 2008). Many[…]

Journal of Cell Science Special Issue on 3D Cell Biology: Call for Papers:

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015

Journal of Cell Science is pleased to welcome submissions for consideration for an upcoming Special Issue on 3D Cell Biology. We have a limited understanding of cells within their natural context of tissues and organs, but recent advances in imaging techniques, organoids and other more complex systems are making it easier for cell biology research[…]

Unique opportunity for early career scientists interested in cardiovascular rejuvenation

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015

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From our sister journals- October 2015

Posted by on October 21st, 2015

Here is some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.             Modelling Alzheimer’s Disease in vitro Hall and colleagues established an in vitro model of Alzheimer’s Disease by culturing and differentiating embryonic stem cells isolated from the APPsw transgenic minipig. They use this system to[…]

Joint Meeting of the Portuguese, Spanish and British Societies for Developmental Biology

Posted by on October 21st, 2015

A portuguese person, a spanish person and an english person meet in a bar… … and start discussing developmental biology. This may sound like the beginning of a joke, but in fact happened during the Joint Meeting of the Portuguese, Spanish and British Societies for Developmental Biology, which took place in Algarve, Portugal, in early[…]