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Nikon Small World in Motion Competition – zebrafish development takes first place!

Posted by on October 4th, 2018

The winners of Nikon’s Small World in Motion 2018 Competition have just been announced, and overall first place has gone to a stunning developmental biology SPIM movie. Watch Elizabeth Haynes and Jiaye “Henry” He’s “Zebrafish embryo growing its elaborate sensory nervous system (visualized over 16 hours of development)“, and marvel!     Developmental biology also made[…]

Postdoc – The evolution of spiral cleavage

Posted by on October 4th, 2018

An ERC-funded Postdoctoral Research Assistant position is available at Queen Mary University of London in Dr José M (Chema) Martín-Durán’s group. The project focuses on the epigenetic regulation of conditional and autonomous development in spiral cleavage. Queen Mary is one of the top research-led universities in the UK and was ranked 9th among the UK[…]

Faculty Positions | The Francis Crick Institute

Posted by on October 4th, 2018

The Francis Crick Institute is recruiting Early Career Researchers who wish to set up their first independent research programme at the Crick in any area related to biomedicine. We welcome applications from those who wish to work on a flexible and/or part-time basis. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary with a 6-year contract, renewable once for a total[…]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Mammary Stem Cell Biology

Posted by on October 4th, 2018

Location:  University of Southampton, UK Salary:   £30,395 to £36,261 per annum Full Time – Fixed Term for 3 years Closing Date:  Monday 05 November 2018 Interview Date:   See advert Reference:  1061818BJ Key words: Stem Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Breast cancer, Asymmetric cell division, Lineage tracing     A Research Fellow position is available[…]

Travel Grants: To Conferences of Your Choice

Posted by on October 4th, 2018 is proud to support researchers with travel grants up to £500. The Award: Each quarter, offers a travel grant up to £500 to help cover the cost of attending a conference. These travel grants are open to PhD candidates, lab managers, and post-docs from academic research institutions across Europe. The grant is intended[…]

English Translation of Classic Paper in Animal Genetics

Posted by on October 4th, 2018

Soon after the rediscovery of Mendel’s laws of inheritance in plants, French scientist Lucien Cuénot published a paper in 1902, reporting his studies of the inheritance of pigmentation in the house mouse. Cuénot’s results showed that Mendel’s laws of inheritance also applied to animals. This is a fundamental paper in the field of genetics. The[…]

Research Assistant (Fixed Term)

Posted by on October 3rd, 2018

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant position, funded by the Wellcome Trust, to join an international team in the Department of Genetics in central Cambridge. The project is led by Ben Steventon and is aimed towards understanding growth control of a population of embryonic stem cells called neuromesodermal progenitors. The project will involve experiments[…]

September in preprints

Posted by on October 3rd, 2018

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  Another month, another net full of exciting science. Look out for WNT vampires, regenerating lampreys, polarising ctenophores, plus investigations into niche architecture, tissue mechanics and the dynamics of developmental signalling. The preprints were hosted on bioRxiv, PeerJ, and arXiv. Let us know if we missed anything, and use[…]

Postdoctoral Position on mammalian gastrulation

Posted by on October 3rd, 2018

Research Associate/Fellow position (3 years) to work on a BBSRC funded project investigating cell fate regulation during mammalian gastrulation in the laboratory of Dr. Ramiro Alberio (U. of Nottingham, UK), in collaboration with Prof. Jennifer Nichols (U. of Cambridge, UK) and Dr Matt Loose (U. of Nottingham). Project description: The project will investigate the molecular[…]

National Museum of Brazil Disaster: What did we learn and what should we do differently?

Posted by on October 3rd, 2018

  On the Sunday night of 2nd September of 2018, one month ago, most Brazilians were watching TV shows while a large part of our national story was burning out in the National Museum’s fire. In a few hours, a 200-year old institution and several biological, anthropological, and geological collections were consumed by the fire.[…]