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Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Development and Regenerative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Posted by on March 20th, 2018

Two Postdoctoral positions are immediately available at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), in the laboratory of Sarah Knox. Position 1: The applicant will be part of an NIH-funded investigation into the development, regeneration and aging of exocrine organs including salivary glands, pancreas and ocular organs. The project specifically focuses on nerve-stem cell communication and[…]

Fully-funded International Ph.D. positions in Pancreas Biology

Posted by on March 20th, 2018

The Landsman Lab invites highly motivated students to join its effort to decipher the role of the microenvironment in beta-cell development and function. We combine transgenic mouse systems with physiological, morphometric and molecular tools to define cell-cell interactions within the pancreas, with the aim of facilitating cell replacement therapy for diabetes. The lab welcomes outstanding[…]

Abcam & the Node meeting reporter competition winner: Zubair Nizamudeen

Posted by on March 20th, 2018

Earlier in the year we and Abcam ran a competition to find a meeting reporter for the upcoming Abcam Adult Neurogenesis meeting to be held in Dresden in May. Today we are delighted to announce the winner: Zubair Nizamudeen, a PhD student in Virginie Sottile’s lab at the Wolfson STEM Centre, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, UK. Zubair’s[…]

When the obvious fails, look at the unexpected: interneuron individual behavior affects the population migration.

Posted by on March 19th, 2018

The story behind our paper: Cell-Intrinsic Control of Interneuron Migration Drives Cortical Morphogenesis. Carla G. Silva, Elise Peyre, Mohit H. Adhikari, Sylvia Tielens, Sebastian Tanco, Petra Van Damme, Lorenza Magno, Nathalie Krusy, Gulistan Agirman, Maria M. Magiera, Nicoletta Kessaris, Brigitte Malgrange, Annie Andrieux, Carsten Janke, Laurent Nguyen   The research behind this article is a[…]

In vivo profiling of chromatin accessibility with CATaDa

Posted by on March 13th, 2018

The following post is an introduction into the technnique described in our recent paper: Aughey, G.N., et al., CATaDa reveals global remodelling of chromatin accessibility during stem cell differentiation in vivo. Elife, 2018. 7.   Attempting to understand the biology of a complex organ, like the brain, comes with an array of technical challenges. Those[…]

Post-Doc Positions in Cell Biology/Neurosciences

Posted by on March 13th, 2018

  We are currently seeking applications from post-doctoral candidates (LabEx-funded positions). Project: Christophe Heinrich “Cellular Reprogramming and Brain Repair” was recently awarded a LabEx Attraction Package at SBRI. Our group focuses on direct lineage reprogramming of somatic cells into induced neurons as a novel cell-based therapy for brain repair. We previously showed that glial cells[…]

Manipulating the Mouse Embryo: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow… Symposium in honor of Professor Brigid Hogan

Posted by on March 13th, 2018

Last Friday March 9, a research symposium was held at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina to honor the career and retirement of Professor Brigid Hogan, Chair of the Department of Cell Biology (Hogan Lab Webpage: Current and former Hogan Lab members, colleagues, and friends came from across America, Japan, and the United Kingdom[…]

The people behind the papers – You Wu & Mineko Kengaku

Posted by on March 12th, 2018

Neuronal migration is critical for mammalian brain development. In many migrating neurons, the nucleus translocates from the trailing to the leading edge of the cell in a manner dependent on the actin and microtubule cytoskeletons, but how these cytoskeletons interact and their relative contribution to the forces that move the nucleus has remained unclear. This[…]

The Curious Case of Protocadherin 19 Epilepsy

Posted by on March 12th, 2018

Daniel Pederick & Paul Thomas Comment on our paper: Pederick, et al. 2018. Abnormal Cell Sorting Underlies the Unique X-Linked Inheritance of PCDH19 Epilepsy. Neuron 97 (1).   Here we discuss the curious case of female-restricted epilepsy, an unusual disorder caused by mutations in the Protocadherin 19 (PCDH19) gene. How changes in this cell adhesion[…]

Principal Investigator positions in Cell & Developmental Biology, University of Dundee

Posted by on March 9th, 2018

Applications are sought from established as well as career development researchers with interests in nervous system and/or human development, including stem cells and organoid approaches. We are also seeking cell biologists with interests in signalling, trafficking and cell adhesion.   Applicants will be expected to be competitive for personal fellowships and/or programme level grant support[…]