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Lessons from the 11th Annual NIH Career Symposium

Posted by on June 12th, 2018

For a Ph.D. holder, the idea that any career can be classified as “alternative” is obsolete. With a smaller percentage of postdocs going on to tenure-track positions every year, universities and research institutions are stepping up efforts to help recent graduates figure out how to put to good use all the specialized training that they[…]

The people behind the papers – Kana Ishimatsu, Tom Hiscock & Sean Megason

Posted by on June 12th, 2018

Somites are segmented structures  which give rise to numerous tissues in the vertebrate body. It has long been observed that somites scale in size with the overall size of the embryo, both as development proceeds and between individuals of different sizes, but the molecular underpinnings of this process have remained controversial. A new paper in[…]

Postdoctoral position at the Hubrecht & MERLN Institutes. Stem cell-based blastoids. Lab of Nicolas Rivron.

Posted by on June 12th, 2018

Hubrecht Institute for developmental biology and stem cell research. MERLN Institute for technology-driven regenerative medicine. Laboratory for stem cell-based development. 2 years The Netherlands   A two-year postdoctoral position is available at the laboratory for stem cell-based development headed by Nicolas Rivron. The laboratory is located at the MERLN institute for technology-driven regenerative medicine (Maastricht)[…]

Postdoctoral position in the functional analysis of autism risk genes

Posted by on June 12th, 2018

An NIH-funded post-doctoral position is available in the Hoffman Lab at Yale University School of Medicine.   Our lab studies the function of genes involved in autism spectrum disorders at the cellular, molecular, and circuit levels. To do this, we use zebrafish as a model system due to their transparent larvae and amenability to high-throughput[…]

Multiple Postdoctoral Fellow Positions at
 Johns Hopkins University

Posted by on June 11th, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow positions (can join anytime between 2018 summer to 2019 spring) are available in Lee laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. These positions are not only for stem cell experts, but rather for who has expertise on non-stem cell fields.   Here are the focused research areas for this hiring for 3-4 Postdoctoral Fellows. – Neurodegeneration (Alzheimer’s[…]

10 PhD Positions at the CRC 1348 “Dynamic Cellular Interfaces: Formation and Function”, Münster, Germany

Posted by on June 11th, 2018

            The Collaborative Research Centre 1348 “Dynamic Cellular Interfaces: Formation and Function” at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for   10 PhD Positions (salary level E13 TV-L, 65%) Projects are available from the earliest possible date for three years. Currently, the regular full employment time is 39 hours[…]

How to Grow a Network on the Go

Posted by on June 8th, 2018

Transportation networks play a central role in enabling efficient mass flow over extended domains, where diffusion alone would be too slow. Therefore, transportation networks often play a central role for an organism’s physiology and a high degree of energetic efficiency has been proposed as a guiding principle for the layouts of these networks. However, biological[…]

The Anatomical Society Summer Meeting ‘Human Cerebral Cortex Development’

Posted by on June 7th, 2018

Summer Meeting of the Anatomical Society Theme: Human Cerebral Cortex Development Venue: St. John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Dates: 23-25 July 2018 Many human psychiatric and neurological conditions have developmental origins. Rodent models are extremely valuable for the investigation of brain development, but cannot provide insight into aspects that are specifically human. The human[…]

Vote for a Development cover – we have a winner!

Posted by on June 6th, 2018

Two weeks ago we set up our latest competition to vote for an image to adorn the cover of a future Development issue. The images were taken by students of the International Course on Developmental Biology, an EMBO Practical Course held at the Marine Biology Station of Quintay in Chile. Voting has just closed, and with precisely[…]

Call for new preLighters

Posted by on June 6th, 2018

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s new preprint highlighting service, has now been running for more than three months. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields.     We are now ready to grow our team of preLighters and are seeking early-career researchers,[…]