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Exploring the differences between mice and men during cerebral cortex development

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

Alzu’bi A, Lindsay SJ, Harkin LF, McIntyre J, Lisgo SN, Clowry GJ (2017) The transcription factors COUP-TFI and COUP-TFII have distinct roles in arealisation and GABAergic interneuron specification in the early human fetal telencephalon. Cerebral Cortex 27: 4677-4690.   One author’s perspective on the origins of this study (Gavin Clowry)   For me the origins[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (21)

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

Postdoctoral Positions in Cellular Mechanics and Biophysics of Morphogenesis

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

  Positions are available to study the physical principles of morphogenesis in the Mechanics of Morphogenesis / Davidson Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Bioengineering. Our group focuses on studying the molecular, cellular, and tissue-scale processes that regulate mechanical properties and force-production during morphogenesis. Projects can involve quantitative cell biology, biophysics,[…]

Research Assistant: Rotifer Genome Editing

Posted by on December 4th, 2017

Position Description: The Marine Biological Laboratory seeks a Research Assistant II or III to join the laboratories of Kristin Gribble and David Mark Welch in the Josephine Bay Paul Center. The successful candidate will help develop genome editing techniques, including CRISPR/Cas9, in rotifers, a novel aquatic invertebrate model system for studies of aging, neurobiology, developmental[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (20)

Posted by on December 4th, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

Research Assistant (short term) – Brain tumour research

Posted by on December 1st, 2017

A Brain Research UK-sponsored research assistant position for a highly motivated scientist is available in the laboratory of Dr. Claudia Barros at the Peninsula School of Medicine of Plymouth University, UK. The project is an opportunity to characterise novel targets and its human orthologue genes potentially involved in brain tumour initiation and growth, which have[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (19)

Posted by on December 1st, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]