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PhD or Postdoctoral Positions

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017

The López-Schier laboratory at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich in Germany is seeking creative and highly motivated PhD students or postdoctoral scholars to work within our group of 9 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The working language of the laboratory is English. Our group focuses on understanding the development, regeneration and function of sensory systems. We[…]

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cardiac Developmental Biology, University of Oxford

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join Dr Duncan Sparrow’s laboratory in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics to work on a project focused on investigating the environmental causes of congenital heart. This post will be funded for up to 5 years by the British Heart Foundation. You must hold, or[…]

An interview with George Daley

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017

This interview by Aidan Maartens appeared in Development, Vol 144 Issue 18 George Daley is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A former Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and President of the International Society for Stem Cell[…]

Production of key diabetes cells can be improved

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017

In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. However, according to new stem cell research at the University of Copenhagen, the current way of producing beta cells from stem cells has significant shortfalls. The beta cells produced have[…]

Research Assistant at WT/CRUK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

Posted by on September 21st, 2017

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position in the group of Prof Daniel St Johnston at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge ( The BBSRC-funded project aims to determine how epithelial cells organize apical-basal arrays of microtubules and how this is controlled by cortical polarity factors. Responsibilities will include establishing a method for the[…]

A case for beer – or – what a density gradient medium can do for your microscopy.

Posted by on September 21st, 2017

Our paper, like so many scientific findings, was brought about by a beer – or more specifically a discussion over a beer.   “I had a beer with David (Drechsel)” Jochen (Rink) said to me after one of our weekly scientific social events at the MPI-CBG. Over their beers they had discussed the challenges we[…]

4-Week Applied Research Project (Cape Town): hESC expansion and specialization

Posted by on September 21st, 2017

Applied research team in Cape Town, South Africa, is seeking quick assistance from an adventurous soul who is a specialist in the expansion and differentiation of hESCs into neural progenitors and, ideally, also islet progenitors and hematopoeitic cells. The project is part of a clinical trial and will start in early October. We will provide[…]

PostDoc Position on Ageing and Fertility

Posted by on September 21st, 2017

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated candidate to join our group for a PostDoc position. In the Payer lab (, we study epigenetic reprogramming in the mammalian germ line and the effects of ageing on fertility. In this project, which will be performed in collaboration with a fertility clinic, the prospective candidate[…]

Research Technician in Molecular Endocrinology of Bone Biology (Williams/Bassett lab) at Imperial College

Posted by on September 21st, 2017

Full Time Fixed Term up to Four Years We now seek to appoint a Research Technician in Molecular and Cell Biology to complement our existing expertise and fill a vacant position for the final 4 years of the “Cellular thyroid hormone availability: regulation of development and tissue repair, and pathogenesis of degenerative disease” project.  […]

The people behind the papers – Diane Shakes, André Pires-daSilva, Gunar Fabig, Thomas Müller-Reichert & Jessica Feldman

Posted by on September 20th, 2017

Development often involves the asymmetric partitioning of cellular components to daughters, and this process is crucial for successful gametogenesis. Today’s paper, published in the current issue of Development, explores the cytoskeletal mechanisms of spermatogenesis in different nematode species. We met the multi-lab team behind the work, starting with Diane Shakes (The College of William and Mary in[…]