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Postdoctoral position examining craniofacial PDGFR dynamics at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Posted by on February 28th, 2018

A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available as early as April 1st in the laboratory of Katherine Fantauzzo in the Department of Craniofacial Biology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to study the in vivo dynamics of PDGFR dimer-specific formation and the resulting effects on gene expression and cell activity during mouse craniofacial development.[…]

What an amazing workshop by Madeline Lancaster, Denis Jabaudon and The Company of Biologists!

Posted by on February 28th, 2018

How do cells give rise to the functional architecture of the brain? This is no longer a neuroscience-only question. Indeed, it is a cellular, genetic, developmental, mechanical, and material problem that requires experts from all of these disciplines working together to understand how the brain works! Yet, from this architectural design perspective, it is very[…]

PhD Studentship in Claudio Stern’s lab still available

Posted by on February 28th, 2018

Please note that a PhD studentship is still available in Claudio Stern’s lab. See previous post here:   Studentship available in Claudio Stern’s lab   (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

PhD position – Shutting down the power of brain tumour initiation cells

Posted by on February 26th, 2018

A PhD studentship is available in Dr. Claudia Barros’ group, Peninsula School of Medicine, Plymouth University, UK. The project is devoted to characterise the role of novel candidate genes in brain tumour initiation identified in the laboratory. It will focus on investigating pathways acting in mitochondria, the cells’ power plants, but it is not restricted[…]

Understanding cell- and tissue-level decision-making – a tense and crowded situation in the skin!

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018

The story behind our paper: Yekaterina A. Miroshnikova*, Huy Q. Le*, David Schneider*, Torsten Thalheim, Matthias Rübsam, Nadine Bremicker, Julien Polleux, Nadine Kamprad, Marco Tarantola, Irène Wang, Martial Balland, Carien M. Niessen, Joerg Galle & Sara A. Wickström. Adhesion forces and cortical tension couple cell proliferation and differentiation to drive epidermal stratification. Nature Cell Biology 20, p69–80[…]

Introducing preLights: preprint highlights, selected by the biological community

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018

This editorial by Katherine Brown and Olivier Pourquié was published in Development on 22/02/18. We are excited to announce the launch of preLights (https://prelights.biologists.com/), a new service from The Company of Biologists. preLights is a community platform for selecting, highlighting and commenting on recent preprints from across the biological sciences. With this service, we aim to[…]

MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology Studentship

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018

Are you interested in applying mathematics, statistics or machine learning to biomedical problems? Apply now for a MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology Studentship, to start in October 2018.  The studentship is fully-funded for four years, including a stipend of £18,000 p.a. and all University and College fees paid. The studentship is open to applicants[…]

PhD position in Queen Mary University of London: Evolution of axis specification in annelid worms

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018

A PhD studentship is available for a project on the evolution of axis specification modes in spiral cleaving animals. The project will focus on the annelid species Owenia fusiformis, which occupies a key phylogenetic position as the sister lineage to all remaining annelids, and it has recently proven very informative for the study of animal[…]

Using human development to improve myogenesis from human pluripotent stem cells

Posted by on February 21st, 2018

A discussion of our recent paper: Hicks et al., ERBB3 and NGFR mark a distinct skeletal muscle progenitor cell in human development and hPSCs. Nature Cell Biology, January 1 2018   Approaching the problem of muscle disease with cell replacement therapy We will all be affected by a muscle wasting disease in our lifetime. The[…]

Postdoc position (Francis Crick Institute, London): Developmental origins of health and longevity

Posted by on February 20th, 2018

An exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to innovation and science. A postdoctoral research post in the laboratory of Dr. Alex P. Gould is now available. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to identify the, as yet unknown, molecular mechanisms by which dietary nutrients and oxidative stress[…]