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The people behind the papers – Nathalie Rion and Markus Rüegg

Posted by on April 18th, 2019

This interview, the 60th in our series, was recently published in Development In development and during regeneration in adults, muscle fibres develop from muscle progenitor cells, and the proliferation, differentiation and fusion of these progenitors needs to be tightly controlled and co-ordinated. A new paper in Development studies the role of the mTOR protein in this process using genetic[…]

Postdoc in Physiology and Genetics to the Andersen – Colombani Group (affiliated to DanStem)

Posted by on April 18th, 2019

Department of Biology at the Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen is offering a Postdoc position in Physiology and Genetics commencing 1 August 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Description of the scientific environment  The Andersen-Colombani group at the Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen, is recruiting a Postdoc to work on a 3-year[…]

Developmental biology: a Royal stamp of approval

Posted by on April 17th, 2019

Each year The Royal Society, the world’s oldest national scientific institution, elects a new set of Fellows (both UK-based and ‘Foreign Members’). This year, among 62 distinguished researchers from across the scientific disciplines, four developmental biology and stem cell researchers were named, and one name in particular delighted the Development office… James Briscoe, who joined[…]

Meeting Report: Polyploidy in Organ Development, Repair, and Disease

Posted by on April 16th, 2019

Polyploidy is a conserved and frequently occurring phenomenon whose impact on organismal health and disease is poorly understood.  This first symposium focused on Polyploidy was organized by Don Fox (Duke University), Vicki Losick (MDI Biological Laboratory), and Adrienne Roeder (Cornell University), and took place at the MDI Biological Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine on October 13-14,[…]

One-day Symposium on Developmental Bioelectricity in Boston, MA – July 26th, 2019

Posted by on April 16th, 2019

A fundamental question in biology is how cells communicate to fashion and repair complex biological structures and tissues.  It is well established that cells communicate through biochemical cues.  However, compelling evidence suggests that cells and tissues of all types use ion fluxes to communicate electrically as well.  In addition, it is now clear that this[…]

Calls for letters of interest: Group leaders to DanStem, University of Copenhagen

Posted by on April 16th, 2019

DanStem plans to recruit outstanding scientists for independent research group leader positions at the senior and junior levels in the near future. We are seeking potential candidates with an impressive track record and a compelling vision for independent research in the broad area of stem cell and developmental biology. DanStem’s current mission is to achieve[…]

UCSF post-doc in mouse developmental biology

Posted by on April 16th, 2019

A postdoctoral position is available in the Bush lab at the University of California, San Francisco to study the cellular basis of morphogenesis using live imaging, mouse genetic, and iPSC and ESC approaches. Our dynamic team focuses on understanding basic mechanisms of signaling control of morphogenesis particularly as related to human structural birth defects.[…]

Postdoctoral opportunity at Columbia University in New York City

Posted by on April 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Opportunity: Research in Development and Cancer We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join us in research funded by the National Institutes of Health to identify and characterize new molecular targets relevant to tumor formation and to tissue homeostasis during organ development. The projects combine genetics, functional genomics and biochemical analysis of cell[…]

Postdoctoral position at Yale University School of Medicine

Posted by on April 15th, 2019

The Sun lab at Yale University is currently seeking a postdoctoral candidate. We study the function of the cilium in vertebrate development and diseases, with a particular focus on polycystic kidney disease and primary ciliary dyskinesia. More detailed information about lab research can be found at   We use multidisciplinary approaches ranging from genetics[…]

Instructor in Genetics/Development-Pediatric Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center

Posted by on April 15th, 2019

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Urology invites applications for an Instructor (without track, non-tenured) faculty position. Position entails research in genetics and development of the lower urinary tract in normal development and congenital disease. Experience and Education: M.D./Ph.D. or Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Developmental Biology or equivalent field in[…]