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Postdoc position in neurogenesis at the Sars Centre, Norway

Posted by on July 30th, 2018

A 4-year postdoc position is available in the group “Cnidarian neural development” (headed by Fabian Rentzsch) at the Sars Centre in Bergen, Norway. The group is studying neurogenesis in the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis with the aim to understand cellular, molecular and evolutionary aspects of nervous system development (see Richards and Rentzsch, Development, 2014 and 2015). We have[…]

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN STEM CELL BIOLOGY NEW YORK CITY

Posted by on July 25th, 2018

A postdoctoral position is immediately available or on the date upon mutual agreement in the laboratory of Jianlong Wang, Ph.D., Department of Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, Black Family Stem Cell Institute, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY 10029. The position is funded for the study of biochemical basis and regulatory circuitry for totipotent[…]

Scientific Reviews Editor for Development

Posted by on July 25th, 2018

We are still looking for a Scientific Reviews Editor for the journal Development – for full details, please see the job advert here. You may have noticed that this is not the first time we’ve posted this job. While we would ideally be hoping to recruit someone with some previous editorial experience, we don’t want[…]

Building the BSDB family network

Posted by on July 23rd, 2018

This year the British Society for Developmental Biology turned 70, and celebrated the milestone at its Spring meeting at Warwick (check out Twitter for some of the fun, and Andreas Prokop gave a great meeting report over on the BSDB page).     The great and the good of British developmental biology were in attendance,[…]

The people behind the papers – Takanori Wakatake & Ken Shirasu

Posted by on July 23rd, 2018

Parasitic plants are fascinating and agriculturally relevant organisms that rely for their success on the haustorium, a specialised root structure that invades host root vasculature to derive nutrients and water. A recent paper in Development addresses the developmental origins of these crucial structures in the facultative root parasite Phtheirospermum japonicum. We caught up with first author Takanori Wakatake and[…]

Life changing experiences with Embryos

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

It’s hard to describe with words how my experience has been at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, but I’m going to give it a try… My attendance at the 2018 Embryology course at the MBL, has been possible thanks to an award I won in my home country, during the International[…]

The people behind the papers – Ximena Anleu Gil & Dominique Bergmann

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

Asymmetric division is a widespread mechanism for generating cellular diversity during developmental patterning. The stomata of flowering plants are epidermal valves that regulate gas exchange, and provide an accessible system to investigate the mechanisms of asymmetric cell division both within and across species. A paper in the new issue of Development reports an investigation of the molecular control of this[…]

Evo-chromo: towards an integrative approach of chromatin dynamics across eukaryotes

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

***Deadline to apply for funded ECR places is July 20!***   In November, the Company of Biologists is hosting the latest in its series of Workshops. ‘Evo-chromo’ aims to integrate skills and interests of the fields of chromatin biology and evolutionary biology – if you are an early career researcher and this all sounds appealing[…]

Postdoctoral position in cardiac development at King’s College London

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

  The successful candidate will participate in the cardiovascular research project funded by the BHF, that is in line with the overall objectives of the research group led by Doctor Matthew Stroud at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King’s College London (http://bit.ly/stroudlab). The aim of the project is to study the role of the[…]

Differentiating cells mechanically limit progenitor cells’ interkinetic nuclear migration to secure apical cytogenesis

Posted by on July 17th, 2018

Press release for Yuto Watanabe, Takumi Kawaue and Takaki Miyata‘s new Development paper   Key Points Developing brains use a mechanism like the Otoshi-buta (the drop lid), a kitchen wisdom. Differentiating cells in embryonic cerebral walls form a dense filter-like layer to mechanically barrier nuclei of neural stem cells. Loss of this barrier or fence results in[…]