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Student and PostDoc events at the BSDB Spring meeting 2018

Posted by on May 31st, 2018

At the 2018 Spring Meeting in Warwick, the PhD and PostDoc representatives organises a series of events for young researchers. These ranged from asking questions such as “What is the secret to success?” through to some crafty synthetic biology and ending with the award of the 2018 BSDB writing competition. A huge thanks to Michelle Ware and Alexandra[…]

Visualizing data with R/ggplot2 – It’s about time

Posted by on May 31st, 2018

The visualization of temporal data by line graphs has been documented and popularized by William Playfair in the 18th century (Aigner et al, 2011; Beniger and Robyn, 1978). Today, time-dependent changes are still depicted by line graphs and ideally accompanied by a measure of uncertainty (Marx, 2013). Below, I provide a ‘walk-through’ for generating such a[…]

Royal Society PhD Studentship (4 Years)

Posted by on May 31st, 2018

Applications are invited for a four year PhD studentship funded by The Royal Society to conduct research under the supervision of Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. Title: Role of placental endocrine malfunction in the programming of disease in offspring Closing date: 17th June 2018 For more details about the[…]

The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) offers a postdoc position in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-based Cell Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by on May 31st, 2018

DanStem is looking for a postdoctoral candidate with a strong cell biological and cell signaling background in directed differentiation of human pluripotent stem cell biology. The candidate is expected to work on the engineering of human pluripotent stem cell-derived islet of Langerhans-like aggregates with functional properties close to human islets. The functionality and therapeutic potential[…]

Masters (Mgr) & Ph.D. level studentships in preimplantation mouse embryo development

Posted by on May 30th, 2018

The Laboratory of Early Mammalian Developmental Biology (LEMDB), University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic (Alexander W. Bruce group). The LEMDB is currently recruiting both Masters (Mgr) & Ph.D. level studentships to research projects related to cell-fate choice. Research projects offered in relation to p38 mitogen-activated-kinase’s role in primitive endoderm/ PrE development, the regulation of[…]

From stem cells to human development – early bird deadline approaching!

Posted by on May 30th, 2018

In September, Development is hosting the third of its highly successful series of meetings focusing on human developmental biology. Held in the Wotton House estate near Dorking in Surrey and organised by Paola Arlotta, Ali Brivanlou, Olivier Pourquié and Jason Spence, the meeting will cover the latest developments and future prospects for this rapidly evolving field.     The early[…]

Postdoctoral position on the robustness of neuronal specification programs at the Developmental Biology Institute in Marseille

Posted by on May 28th, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available starting in October 2018 at the Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille, France, located on the Luminy campus, in the group of Vincent Bertrand. The position is funded for 3 years. The acquisition and maintenance of the differentiated state of a neuron are achieved by terminal transcription factors that are expressed[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Cardiovascular Development and Congenital Heart Disease

Posted by on May 25th, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sophie Astrof at Thomas Jefferson University to study roles of cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) interactions in cardiovascular development and congenital heart disease. We have recently discovered that progenitors within the second heart field (SHF) give rise to endothelial cells composing pharyngeal arch arteries. Projects in the[…]

The people behind the papers – Pauline Anne & Christian Hardtke

Posted by on May 25th, 2018

Short CLE peptides regulate a wide variety of processes during plant development. In the developing root, the receptors and co-receptors for CLEs have remained largely unclear, as have the relationships between different CLEs and different (co-)receptors. A new paper in Development addresses this problem by reporting a new receptor kinase involved in CLE signaling. We caught[…]

Research Technician at EMBL Barcelona

Posted by on May 25th, 2018

We are seeking to recruit a research technician to work in the research group of Dr Vikas Trivedi at the newly established European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) Barcelona. We are situated in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB), one of the largest infrastructures in Southern Europe dedicated to translational research and which is located on[…]