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Project Scientist in Exosome Biology

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine anticipates an opening for an Assistant Project Scientist in the Translational Laboratory and Biorepository (TLaB). This position requires solid background in experimental design and fluency in the use of technology germane to investigations of exosomes, including but not limited to, in vitro and in vivo[…]

Postdoctoral Fellow in Stem Cell Biology and Pharmacogenomics

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Burridge in the Department of Pharmacology and the Center for Pharmacogenomics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL. Successful candidates will participate in NIH- and AHA-funded projects to study the application of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) in predictive medicine. Our goal[…]

Postdoctoral position in mouse craniofacial development (New York City)

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Philippe Soriano to study craniofacial morphogenesis regulated by FGF, PDGF and downstream signaling pathways in the mouse embryo. Creative, interactive but independent, and highly motivated applicants are in particular invited to apply. Qualifications include a strong background in developmental biology, expertise in molecular/cell biology, systems biology, cell[…]

Internship opportunity on the Node

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

I am delighted to announce that we are offering an opportunity for a 3-month internship on the Node. This is being offered as a PIPS placement to students on the BBSRC DTP program, or on similar programs where an internship forms part of the PhD training. If you have a passion for science communication and[…]

Internship on the Node

Posted by on March 27th, 2017

The Company of Biologists and its journal Development are looking for an intern, through the BBSRC DTP/PIPS or equivalent schemes, to help run the successful community website ‘the Node’ . This is a great opportunity to gain experience in the rapidly growing online science communication environment, to develop writing skills, and to learn about academic publishing.[…]

PhD position on tricellular junction dynamics in Drosophila at Münster, Germany

Posted by on March 25th, 2017

The Cluster of Excellence ”Cells in Motion“ (CiM) at the University of Münster invites applications for a   PhD student position (Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 65%) on   Dynamics of tricellular junctions in Drosophila   in the group of Prof. Stefan Luschnig at the Institute of Neurobiology. The position will start at the earliest[…]

Leaving the bar in five steps

Posted by on March 24th, 2017

Introduction Graphs (or charts or plots) are often used for the display and summary of data. They are essential tools for the communication of results in presentations or manuscripts. One particular type of graph, the bar graph, is often used to quantitatively compare (multiple) conditions. The earliest known example of a bar graph, dates from[…]

Context is everything, for a cell and for a scientist!

Posted by on March 24th, 2017

The idea sounded intriguing at first: 30 scientists in an isolated and stunning old house discussing intercellular interactions in the context of tissues and organs. It became even more intriguing when we were asked to prepare slides about ourselves, not only about our research but also about our non-scientific life! The day before the workshop[…]

How a cell becomes a giant: a fluctuation-driven patterning mechanism

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017

Heather M. Meyer1, José Teles2, and Pau Formosa-Jordan2   1 Weill Institute for Cell and Molecular Biology and the graduate field of Genetics, Genomics, and Development, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853 USA 2 Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 1LR, UK   Comment on: Heather M. Meyer*, José Teles*, Pau Formosa-Jordan*, Yassin Refahi, Rita[…]

Using RNA sequencing to understand real-world embryos

Posted by on March 22nd, 2017

Comment on “Novel adverse outcome pathways revealed by chemical genetics in a developing marine fish” eLife 6 (2017) Elin Sørhus, John P Incardona, Tomasz Furmanek, Giles W Goetz, Nathaniel L Scholz, Sonnich Meier, Rolf B Edvardsen, Sissel Jentoft Institute of Marine Research, Norway Northwest Fisheries Science Center, USA University of Oslo, Norway   Crude oil[…]