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January 2018: Summer! Beach! New friends and Top Developmental Biologists in course in Chile

Posted by on July 31st, 2017

New fellowships from SDB for students from USA and Canada to attend the International Course on Developmental Biology on January 9-21, 2018 in Quintay Chile. Fellowship for Latin American students will be available as well. Nipam Patel, Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado, Ray Keller, Claudio Stern, Corinne Huart, Maria Leptin, Andrea Streit, among other will teach, hands-on, the[…]

Post Doctoral / Research Associate Position in Developmental Genomics

Posted by on July 28th, 2017

Post doctoral and/or Research Associate position available to study the genetic and epigenetic control of stem cell attributes and pluripotency, focusing on the neural crest gene regulatory network (NC-GRN). Neural crest cells are stem cell-like progenitors that migrate extensively and whose genesis was central to the evolution of vertebrates. Misregulation of components of the NC-GRN underlies numerous human diseases[…]

Stem cell-a-palooza 2017

Posted by on July 27th, 2017

*My interview with George Daley has now been published in Development*   Last month I went to Boston for the Annual Meeting of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), which was celebrating its 15th birthday. Sally Temple handed over the Presidential reins to Hans Clevers with a reminder of what a remarkable 15 years[…]

PhD position in the mechanics of neuronal development in zebrafish – Paris

Posted by on July 25th, 2017

A 3-year funded PhD position is available at the Institut de Biologie Paris Seine to investigate the role of mechanical forces in the construction of a neuronal circuit in vivo. During neuronal circuit formation, neurons move towards their final location while growing axons towards their target. While the biochemical guidance cues involved in neuronal migration[…]

Postdoctoral position – Yale University

Posted by on July 24th, 2017

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Hoffman Lab at Yale University (www.hoffmanlab.net). We use zebrafish as a translational tool to investigate the function of genes that are strongly associated with autism spectrum disorders (Hoffman et al. 2016 Neuron). Specifically, we use CRISPR-generated zebrafish mutants to study how disruption of autism risk genes affects the developing brain[…]

Research Associate 1 – Yale University

Posted by on July 24th, 2017

General Purpose:  Function as a Lab Manager overseeing a Molecular Biology Lab using a zebrafish model system. Research in the Hoffman Lab at Yale focuses on using zebrafish as a model system for the functional analysis of autism risk genes (www.hoffmanlab.net). Work on an independent research project, master generation of zebrafish mutants using CRISPR/Cas9 technique,[…]

Editorial changes

Posted by on July 24th, 2017

This Development Editorial appeared as an advanced online article on 21 July. Olivier Pourquié, Katherine Brown   Here at Development we are very sad to be saying goodbye to two of our editors: Ottoline Leyser and Geraldine Seydoux. Both Ottoline and Geraldine have been valued members of the editorial team since 2011, and we are[…]

Meet Evan Brooks – The 2017 Choose Development! Fellow selected to spend one week with the Embryology Course

Posted by on July 21st, 2017

Evan Brooks is a rising senior at North Carolina State University. For the past two years, he has worked in the lab of Nanette Nascone-Yoder studying the developmental mechanisms of cardiac left-right asymmetry using Xenopus as his model system. Evan was awarded a Choose Development! Fellowship from the Society of Developmental Biology to conduct two[…]

The people behind the papers – Ivette Olivares-Castiñeira & Marta Llimargas

Posted by on July 21st, 2017

The Drosophila tracheal system is a powerful model for understanding the genetic and cell biological control of tubulogenesis. In their new PLoS Genetics paper, Ivette Olivares-Castiñeira and her PI Marta Llimargas of the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona connect EGFR signalling to intracellular cell trafficking during tracheal morphogenesis. We caught up with Marta and Ivette to hear the story behind[…]

Positions for a PhD student and a post-doctoral researcher in stem cell biology

Posted by on July 21st, 2017

The Paridaen lab at ERIBA is currently looking for a highly motivated PhD student and post-doctoral researcher. ERIBA (The European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing) is a newly established institute at the University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG). The mission of ERIBA is to better understand the molecular mechanisms that result in age-related decline[…]