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Are you a developmental biologist AND a jazz musician?

Posted by on January 31st, 2018

Hi! Do you play bass? Guitar? Keys? Sax? Brass? We’re putting together an SDB all-star jazz combo to play at the SDB meeting in Portland, and we’re looking for a couple more players! Feel free to reach out to me at if you’re interested! (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Postdoc in developmental vascular biology: focus on pericytes and smooth muscle cells

Posted by on January 30th, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available to study the development of vascular stabilization using the zebrafish model in the lab of Sarah Childs at the University of Calgary. We seek to understand the interactions between the endothelial lining and mural cell support cells using genetics and imaging. We seek a creative, energetic postdoc to work on[…]

Meeting reporter wanted for Adult Neurogenesis 2018 conference

Posted by on January 30th, 2018

*** Application deadline = 2nd February!*** Adult Neurogenesis 2018 May 2-4, 2018 – Dresden, Germany     Meeting summary Adult neurogenesis is distinct from embryonic forms of neurogenesis in that neuronal development underlies extrinsic regulation, from physiological to pathological. This regulation targets different stages of neuronal development, between cell cycle entry and proliferation of[…]

Uncovering the early origins of Huntington’s disease

Posted by on January 29th, 2018

With new findings, scientists may be poised to break a long impasse in research on Huntington’s disease, a fatal hereditary disorder for which there is currently no treatment.     One in 10,000 Americans suffer from the disease, and most begin to show symptoms in middle age as they develop jerky movements—and as these patients[…]

Two laboratory technicians or biomedical laboratory scientists positions for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem)

Posted by on January 29th, 2018

DanStem seeks two laboratory technicians or biomedical laboratory scientists for tasks related to a research project in stem cells and type 1-diabetes. About DanStem  The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem was established as a result of a series of international recruitments coupled with internationally recognized research groups focused on insulin[…]

preLights – Preprint highlights, selected by the biological community

Posted by on January 29th, 2018

preLights is a new preprint highlights service supported by The Company of Biologists, the not-for-profit publisher which hosts the Node via one of its five journals, Development. The site is currently being built and will be launched soon, but before then you can keep up-to-date by signing up for news here:   You can also follow[…]

Apply for The Company of Biologists Gurdon Summer Studentships

Posted by on January 26th, 2018

The Company of Biologists Gurdon Summer Studentship scheme was initiated by the BSDB in 2014 to provide highly motivated undergraduate students with 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. For the last four years, the quality[…]

Why more is better in comparative developmental biology…

Posted by on January 26th, 2018

Our recent paper in “Nature” [1] deconstructs molecular arguments that have been used to homologize bilaterian nerve cords. Our work illustrates well the strength of the comparative approach and the broad sampling across the animal tree of life that we use in my research group at the Sars Centre for Marine Molecular Biology.   Evo-Devo[…]

The new BSDB Newsletter: a focus on communication & advocacy

Posted by on January 26th, 2018

Please, have a look at the newest issue of the BSDB newsletter, which can be downloaded here. It covers two eventful years of our society’s history and is by far the longest ever published! This seems only appropriate considering that 2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the BSDB’s foundation. In recognition of its history, the[…]

MBL Embryology Course: Applications Due February 1

Posted by on January 25th, 2018

The deadline to apply for the 2018 Embryology course at the Marine Biological Laboratories is just one week away (February 1). That means it is time to get your application submitted! If you have read the previously posted articles, you learned about this course helping Ania over come fears, its life changing capabilities from Tessa[…]