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ERC-Funded Post-doctoral Researchers in Stem Cell Research / Wickström Lab

Posted by on May 23rd, 2018

The group of Sara Wickström, funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant in 2018, is looking for   ERC-Funded Post-doctoral Researchers in Stem Cell Research   for 2 years starting from 1.8.2018 with possibility of extension up to 4 years. We are looking for talented and highly motivated scientists to join a young and dynamic research[…]

DanStem embarks on a strategic partnership with Helmholtz Zentrum München

Posted by on May 23rd, 2018

Translational stem cell research for type 1 diabetes therapy is in prime focus with a new strategic alliance between The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) and Helmholtz Zentrum München (HMGU). Through the establishment of a strong R&D platform for manufacturing of human pluripotent stem cell-derived pancreatic islet cells for future stem[…]

Vote for a Development cover from the Quintay International Course on Developmental Biology

Posted by on May 23rd, 2018

In January, students from across the Americas gathered in Chile to participate in the International Course on Developmental Biology, an EMBO Practical Course held at the Marine Biology Station of Quintay (CIMARQ). In the course of two weeks of intensive training  (you can read a wonderful summary of the meeting from the students in this[…]

Postdoctoral position in mouse craniofacial development (New York City)

Posted by on May 22nd, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Philippe Soriano to study FGF and PDGF regulated craniofacial morphogenesis in the mouse embryo. Possible projects focus on intracellular signaling pathways using receptor point mutant mice and proteomics; the impact of ERK1/2 and PI3K signaling dynamics on morphogenetic movements; or differential signaling mechanisms underlying ligand specific responses.[…]

The people behind the papers – Cathy Pichol-Thievend, Natasha Harvey & Mathias Francois

Posted by on May 22nd, 2018

The vertebrate lymphatic vascular network provides crucial circulatory and immune functions but its developmental origin has been a contentious issue, in particular the question of whether lymphatic endothelial cells have an exclusively venous origin. A new paper in Development addresses this issue in the dermis of the mouse embryo. To find out more about the[…]

Postdoctoral position in vascular biology

Posted by on May 22nd, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Taija Mäkinen at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology (IGP) at Uppsala University in Sweden. IGP provides a well-developed infrastructure for advanced molecular sciences. Several prominent vascular biology groups have recently been recruited to the department, creating an inspiring frontline environment for vascular research. Research[…]

From basic questions to exciting findings

Posted by on May 21st, 2018

In this post we report the backstories behind our recently published paper. It was an enjoyable research adventure driven by discussions, readings, exciting experiments and unexpected discoveries. As a result, we described a novel molecular mechanism underpinning stem cell and progenitor maintenance during development. Here is the sequence of the main events that inspired us[…]

The people behind the papers – Samira Benhamouche-Trouillet, Evan O’Loughlin & Andrea McClatchey

Posted by on May 21st, 2018

Intrahepatic bile ducts (IHBDs) are epithelial tubular structures that transport bile from the liver to the intestine, but the molecules and mechanisms controlling IHBD morphogenesis have remained largely unclear. A a recent paper in Development reports an investigation into IHBD development and the role the tumour suppressor and cytoskeletal regulator Merlin plays in the process. We caught[…]

Announcing Visegrad Group Society for Developmental Biology (V4SDB) Inaugural Meeting – Registration now open!

Posted by on May 17th, 2018

  Registration for the Inaugural Meeting of the Visegrad Group Society for Developmental Biology is now open!   When? – 7th-9th September 2018 (free student specific events beginning 6th September) Where? Brno, Czech Republic (Masaryk University) Speakers: Angela Nieto, Petra Hajkova, Jeremy Green, Marie-Helene Verlhac, Andrei Chagin & Pavel Tomancak Further details and registration here: https://webcentrum.muni.cz/visegrad2018  Download[…]

Reviews Editor for the journal Development

Posted by on May 17th, 2018

We are currently seeking applications for the role of Reviews Editor for the journal Development, our flagship journal for the developmental biology and stem cell community. This is a permanent, full-time position. Joining an experienced and successful team, this is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to one of the major journals in[…]