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Genetics Unzipped podcast – Supermodels of science

Posted by on February 28th, 2019

 In this episode from our series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re entering the glamorous world of modelling, meeting the supermodels… of science. We’re taking a look at some of the field’s top models – the eclectic collection of organisms that have been put to work in the lab to reveal the secrets of biology.[…]

The people behind the papers – Elena Popa and Abigail Tucker

Posted by on February 28th, 2019

This interview, the 58th in our series, was recently published in Development While many vertebrates have multiple sets of teeth over their lifetime, some, like humans, have just a single set of replacement teeth (diphydonty), while others, like mice, manage with a single set (monophydonty). This diversity raises both evolutionary questions – how did different tooth[…]

Postdoc Position in Kidney Development

Posted by on February 26th, 2019

  The Miller lab is seeking a highly motivated, organized and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow to study embryonic kidney development and its relationship to kidney pathologies, including cystic kidney diseases and cancer. We are interested in the role of Wnt signaling in shaping nephric tubules, utilizing Xenopus (frog) embryos and mammalian tissue culture as models. Current[…]

Community Manager, Microscopy Resource Site

Posted by on February 26th, 2019

Journal of Cell Science and its publisher, The Company of Biologists, are seeking to appoint a Community Manager, based in Cambridge, UK, to run a new microscopy resource website. An extensive consultation told us that the microscopy community would welcome a trusted, curated and centralised site to connect people, resources and information. Our exciting new initiative[…]

Preprints and science news – how can they co-exist? A meeting summary

Posted by on February 25th, 2019

Mate Palfy & Gautam Dey   In the summer of 2018, two commentaries from the Science Media Center (an open letter from Chief Executive Fiona Fox and a ‘World View’ in Nature news by Senior Press Manager Tom Sheldon) voiced concerns about how preprints in the life sciences could pose a potential threat to science[…]

Community Manager, Microscopy Resource Site

Posted by on February 25th, 2019

Journal of Cell Science and its publisher, The Company of Biologists, are seeking to appoint a Community Manager, based in Cambridge, UK, to run a new microscopy resource website. An extensive consultation told us that the microscopy community would welcome a trusted, curated and centralised site to connect people, resources and information. Our exciting new[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast – 006 – Big Fat Failure

Posted by on February 23rd, 2019

In this episode we’re looking at the genetics of failure – why we fail to lose weight thanks to our genes, and why ignoring genetic information and DNA diversity leads to billions of dollars being wasted on drugs that don’t work. Cambridge University neuroscientist Giles Yeo talks about his new book, Gene Eating: The science[…]

CENTURI postdoc call 2019 – 5 open positions in Marseille

Posted by on February 22nd, 2019

The Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI) wishes to attract talented postdoctoral fellows to the Luminy campus. To do so, CENTURI will fund up to 5 postdoctoral positions to start in 2019, for a maximum of two years. Postdocs will work in an interdisciplinary life science environment, and have backgrounds in any of the following fields: cell or[…]

Postdoctoral Positions in Mammalian Regenerative Biology

Posted by on February 19th, 2019

The Seifert lab in the Department of Biology at the University of Kentucky (UK) is seeking exceptionally creative postdoctoral researchers to join our group.  We utilize a diverse array of species to study the cellular and molecular basis for complex tissue regeneration in mammals.  To pursue this line of research we maintain and use our[…]

The BSDB Archive now available at the John Innes Centre

Posted by on February 19th, 2019

The BSDB Archive covers 70 years of our society’s history, providing deep insights into its early years, its long trail of scientific conferences, workshops and committee meetings; it includes an almost complete collection of the many newsletters that have been published since issue 1 came out in 1979. A year ago, many of the archive’s[…]