the community site for and by developmental biologists

Neuroscience post-doctoral position in Boston to study mouse peripheral nervous system in vivo.

Posted by on May 24th, 2019

The Clark  and Monaghan Laboratory at Northeastern University are seeking a postdoc for an NIH-funded project to image acetylcholine in the mouse peripheral nervous system. This project is an exciting opportunity to use novel fluorescent imaging to image neural communication in vivo to understand nerve-organ interactions. Experience in mouse neurobiology and in vivo imaging is desirable. Interested[…]

preLists – charting the waters of the preprint sea

Posted by on May 24th, 2019

We are happy to announce the launch of preLists, a new initiative within preLights where early-career researchers curate lists of preprints for the community. These lists follow two main themes: preprints on a specific topic or preprints which have been presented at scientific meetings. preLighters can also add brief one-liner summaries to each preprint, and[…]

The Young Embryologist Network Conference 2019: Meeting Summary

Posted by on May 24th, 2019

Since the Young Embryologist Network (YEN) was established in 2008, its annual conference grows from strength to strength, and thanks to the introduction of travel grants in 2017, the YEN meeting now welcomes an international delegation of attendees studying a variety of developmental problems. YEN conferences are special because they organised by early career researchers[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The Seeds of a Great Idea

Posted by on May 23rd, 2019

We take the train with William Bateson, seek the secrets of snapdragons and build an army of MinIONs.

The people behind the papers – Li-Juan Duan and Guo-Hua Fong

Posted by on May 23rd, 2019

This interview, the 62nd in our series, was recently published in Development Vascular development critically involves pruning, which helps to remodel an immature network containing excess microvessels into a mature and functioning one. The mechanisms of vascular remodelling and the relationship between the endothelial cells and the other cell types with which they are closely associated are,[…]

Postdoctoral Fellowship-Retinal Regeneration

Posted by on May 22nd, 2019

The Poché Lab is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate/fellow with experience in mouse retinal developmental biology, regeneration, and transcriptome analysis. This position is focused on the study of the molecular mechanisms blocking mammalian Müller glial cell (MG)-mediated retinal regeneration. Our long-term goal is to determine whether the mouse retina retains latent regenerative potential,[…]

Pre-Announcement: Post-doctoral Positions in Scotland

Posted by on May 21st, 2019

Pre-Announcement: Post-Doctoral Positions in Scotland (St Andrews & Aberdeen)   Two BBSRC-funded post-doctoral positions will become available as part of a collaboration between the Universities of St Andrews and Aberdeen: evolutionary developmental biologist (three years, currently proposed start date 1 January 2020, mostly based in St Andrews) molecular developmental biologist/RNA molecular biologist (three years, currently proposed start[…]

Calendar competition – And the winners are…

Posted by on May 20th, 2019

With over 10,000 votes cast, almost 6,000 people viewing the galleries and a new record for daily page views on the Node, we can now announce the winners of our inaugural calendar competition. We were blown away by the quality of the entries – 62 images of all kinds of cells, tissues and embryos. Check[…]

Research Lab manager in the Pourquie lab focused on the development of the musculo-skeletal system in vivo and in vitro

Posted by on May 15th, 2019

Job Location: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Development of the Musculo-Skeletal system / Pourquie Lab, Boston, MA, USA   Job Summary The Research Lab Manager will assume a key role in the Pourquie lab (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pathology/Harvard Medical School/Genetics Departments) (15 to 18-person lab). The Lab manager works under the very general direction of[…]

Postdoctoral Position to study Morphogenesis in Embryonic Development and Human Diseases

Posted by on May 15th, 2019

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in Jianbo Wang’s lab at the Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham. We study how shape forms during embryogenesis, and how aberrant shape formation leads to congenital birth defects. The process of shape formation is known as morphogenesis, and is regulated in part by the planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway.[…]