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Life changing experiences with Embryos

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

It’s hard to describe with words how my experience has been at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, but I’m going to give it a try… My attendance at the 2018 Embryology course at the MBL, has been possible thanks to an award I won in my home country, during the International[…]

The people behind the papers – Ximena Anleu Gil & Dominique Bergmann

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

Asymmetric division is a widespread mechanism for generating cellular diversity during developmental patterning. The stomata of flowering plants are epidermal valves that regulate gas exchange, and provide an accessible system to investigate the mechanisms of asymmetric cell division both within and across species. A paper in the new issue of Development reports an investigation of the molecular control of this[…]

Evo-chromo: towards an integrative approach of chromatin dynamics across eukaryotes

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

***Deadline to apply for funded ECR places is July 20!***   In November, the Company of Biologists is hosting the latest in its series of Workshops. ‘Evo-chromo’ aims to integrate skills and interests of the fields of chromatin biology and evolutionary biology – if you are an early career researcher and this all sounds appealing[…]

Postdoctoral position in cardiac development at King’s College London

Posted by on July 18th, 2018

  The successful candidate will participate in the cardiovascular research project funded by the BHF, that is in line with the overall objectives of the research group led by Doctor Matthew Stroud at the BHF Centre of Research Excellence, King’s College London (http://bit.ly/stroudlab). The aim of the project is to study the role of the[…]

Differentiating cells mechanically limit progenitor cells’ interkinetic nuclear migration to secure apical cytogenesis

Posted by on July 17th, 2018

Press release for Yuto Watanabe, Takumi Kawaue and Takaki Miyata‘s new Development paper   Key Points Developing brains use a mechanism like the Otoshi-buta (the drop lid), a kitchen wisdom. Differentiating cells in embryonic cerebral walls form a dense filter-like layer to mechanically barrier nuclei of neural stem cells. Loss of this barrier or fence results in[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Cardiovascular Development

Posted by on July 16th, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Sophie Astrof at Thomas Jefferson University to study roles of cell-extracellular matrix (ECM) interactions in cardiovascular development and congenital heart disease. We have recently discovered that progenitors within the second heart field (SHF) give rise to endothelial cells composing pharyngeal arch arteries. Projects in the[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Pluripotency, Signaling and Epigenetics, Washington University School of Medicine

Posted by on July 13th, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Thorold Theunissen at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA (theunissenlab.wustl.edu). Our research program is dedicated to exploring the molecular regulation of pluripotent stem cells and their applications in regenerative medicine. We have developed methods for inducing and maintaining human embryonic stem cells[…]

NC3Rs 2019 Funding Highlight Notice Launch

Posted by on July 13th, 2018

The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) is running a workshop bringing together rodent and non-mammalian model organism users, facilitating research partnerships and encouraging the development of new and innovative applications of non-mammalian organisms.     There will be an opportunity to: Hear from rodent and non-mammalian model organism users. Learn[…]

Postdoctoral job: developmental biology of a marine annelid, Institut Jacques Monod, Paris

Posted by on July 12th, 2018

Duration: two years Start Date: autumn 2018 Salary: depending on experience   The topic: Segmentation is one of the most common features in animals and yet one of the most mysterious. The team led by Guillaume Balavoine explores the cellular and genetic bases of segment formation in the marine annelid Platynereis. Segment formation in the[…]

PostDoc Position on Ageing and Fertility in the Payer Lab (CRG Barcelona)

Posted by on July 11th, 2018

We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated candidate to join our group for a PostDoc position. In the Payer lab (http://www.crg.eu/bernhard_payer), we study epigenetic reprogramming in the mammalian germ line and the effects of ageing on fertility. In this project the prospective candidate will study the molecular links between ageing and oocyte quality decline[…]

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