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Scaling the Fish: An L.A. Story

Posted by on October 18th, 2018

Jeff Rasmussen tells the story behind his recent paper from the Sagasti Lab in Dev Cell. This project began as an extension of my earlier postdoc work in Alvaro Sagasti’s lab investigating removal of axon debris following skin injuries in the larval zebrafish [1] and led me into scientific territory that I never anticipated. It[…]


Posted by on October 18th, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available immediately for a highly-motivated individual interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of brain development. The individual will join Dr. Martin Riccomagno’s laboratory at the University of California, Riverside ( Our lab laboratory uses a combination of molecular biology, histology, imaging, tissue culture and mouse transgenic approaches to investigate the developmental[…]

1 PhD Position : Characterization of Hedgehog morphogens in vitro and in vivo

Posted by on October 18th, 2018

1 PhD Position : Characterization of Hedgehog morphogens in vitro and in vivo Hedgehog (Hh) morphogens play important roles in development and cancer, but their mode of extracellular transport to target cells is only poorly understood. Thus, we aim at the characterization of various unusual posttranslational regulatory mechanisms in Hh biology, such as Hh multimerization[…]

CENTURI postdoctoral call 2018

Posted by on October 17th, 2018

CENTURI is recruiting up to 10 highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to work in an interdisciplinary life science environment. The available postdoctoral projects will be advertised online, with more projects being added to our website up until November 15. CENTURI postdocs will have the opportunity to develop their project with more than one research group, bridging[…]

Four Year (1+3) PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology & Medicine

Posted by on October 16th, 2018

Department/Location: Wellcome – MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Closing date: 4 January 2019 Interviews will be held: 30 January – 1 February 2019 Studentships starting October 2019 Stem Cell Biology Stem cells are defined by the dual capacity to self-renew and to differentiate. These properties sustain homeostatic cell turnover in adult tissues and enable[…]

Spider segmentation gets its SOX on!

Posted by on October 15th, 2018

There is a vast amount of information known about how some animals pattern their bodies into repeated segments, especially in the fruit-fly Drosophila melanogaster. However, when compared to other arthropods, there are several characteristics that are derived in the fruit fly. It has a very short development time, a syncytium at the blastoderm stage allowing[…]

PhD position in computational morphogenesis

Posted by on October 15th, 2018

We invite students to apply for a PhD position in computational morphogenesis at the Gene Expression and Morphogenesis Unit ( at the Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology (, in the charming city of Seville, southern Spain. The candidate will be co-supervised by Dr. Luciano Marcon and Dr. Juan R. Martinez-Moraes and will work in the[…]

‘Chromatin-based regulation of development’ – Early-career researcher places available

Posted by on October 15th, 2018

The Company of Biologists’ Workshops provide leading experts and early career scientists from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds with a stimulating environment for the cross fertilization of interdisciplinary ideas. The April 2019 Workshop looks a treat for fans of developmental gene regulation. Co-organised by Benoit Bruneau and Joanna Wysocka, ‘Chromatin-based regulation of development‘ will bring together scientists who[…]

EMBL Australia – Group Leader in Biological Imaging

Posted by on October 13th, 2018

Group Leader in Biological Imaging (based at Monash University, Melbourne , Australia) Expressions of interest are invited from scientists pushing technological boundaries in biological imaging, who seek to make major discoveries running their own independent research program. This EMBL Australia Group Leader position is hosted within the Biomedicine Discovery Institute at Monash University, Australia. The[…]

This month in preLights – September

Posted by on October 12th, 2018

Welcome to our monthly summary of developmental biology (and related) preLights.   It’s been almost eight months since the launch of preLights, and we are very excited about the hugely positive response from the community so far and preLights’ rapid growth – we recently reached two hundred preprint highlights! To further grow this service, we[…]