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Postdoctoral position in bioinformatics/developmental neurobiology

Posted by on November 21st, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available for an initial period of 2 years at the “Stem Cell and Brain Research Institute” (www.sbri.fr) in the lab of Dr. Olivier Raineteau. The project follows two recent studies from the team demonstrating transcriptional heterogeneity of postnatal neural progenitors (Donega et al., Cell Report, 2018), and their amenability to pharmacological[…]

Travelling Fellowships from The Company of Biologists: Deadline approaching!

Posted by on November 20th, 2018

The Company of Biologists’ journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models & Mechanisms – offer Travelling Fellowships of up to £2,500 to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers wishing to make collaborative visits to other laboratories. These are designed to offset the cost of travel and other expenses. There is no restriction on nationality. They really[…]

PhD and Postdoctoral positions in Developmental Neurobiology, ULB Neuroscience Institute and UMons, Belgium

Posted by on November 20th, 2018

We are seeking highly motivated candidates to join us on a project beginning in 2019 on the molecular mechanisms of sensory neurogenesis. We study in particular the nociceptors, the specialized peripheral neurons that detect painful stimuli. We aim to understand the role and mechanism of action of the Prdm12 gene. Prdm12 encodes an evolutionarily conserved[…]

Of Arms and Legs: Shedding light onto developmental gene regulation

Posted by on November 19th, 2018

Written and illustrated by: Bjørt K. Kragesteen, Malte Spielmann, and Guillaume Andrey.   In early development, the forelimb and hindlimb buds of tetrapods are morphologically uniform. However, as limb development proceeds, each individual tissue attains a characteristic morphology that ultimately defines the identity of a forelimb (arm) or a hindlimb (leg). How do undifferentiated limbs[…]

Chromatin-based regulation of development: Funded early-career places available

Posted by on November 19th, 2018

In April 2019, The Company of Biologists Workshop ‘Chromatin-based regulation of development‘ will be held in Wiston House, a 16th century Grade I listed building located at the foot of the South Downs in West Sussex. Organised by Benoit Bruneau and Joanna Wysocka, the workshop will foster discussion of what mechanisms related to chromatin biology are informing[…]

From stem cells to human development: Meeting report

Posted by on November 15th, 2018

In  September, Development held the third of its highly successful series of meetings focusing on human developmental biology. Here at the Node we ran a competition to find a meeting reporter who would share their experiences of the meeting in exchange for free registration. Competition winner Antonio Barral Gil, a PhD student in Miguel Manzanares’ Lab at[…]

Wire together, remodel together

Posted by on November 15th, 2018

Newborn babies are a symbol of immense potential, as they can grow up to be become virtually anybody, from an astronaut to the president. It is no secret that throughout life, there are critical junctions in which specific events or decisions can direct us on one path or another. Such events occur in our brains;[…]

Postdoctoral Fellows – Developmental Neurobiology

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

We are recruiting motivated and talented postdoctoral fellows to fill NIH-funded research positions in the Deans laboratory at the University of Utah.  Our lab focuses on the contribution of Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) signaling towards multiple aspects of Inner Ear development in the mouse.  We apply basic developmental biology, mouse genetics, and biochemical approaches to[…]

Tenure-Track Faculty (Multiple Positions)

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA   The Department of Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2019.   We seek candidates that use a variety of experimental approaches, model systems, and/or “-omic” technologies to investigate the molecular and[…]

Sex combs in motion: using computer simulations and mathematical modeling to study the evolution of morphogenesis

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

Juan N. Malagon and Ernest Ho tell the story behind their recent paper in PLOS Computational Biology. In the Larsen lab, we are interested in testing a 50-year old question: How do sex combs rotate in fruit flies? Despite extensive studies of the process using 4D confocal microscopy, there remain many questions about the spatial and[…]

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