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PhD student position –  Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Posted by on December 15th, 2017

TheMax-Planck-Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Muenster, Germany has an opening for a PhD student (position-code 15-2017). The position The position is available in the group of Dr. Ivan Bedzhov that is focused on understanding the self-organization of early mammalian embryos and stem cells. The successful candidate will investigate the mechanisms of spatiotemporal organization and cell fate transitions of[…]

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Cell Biology of Tubulogenesis and its impact on Cell Differentiation

Posted by on December 14th, 2017

Background: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem has been established as a result of a series of international recruitments coupled with internationally recognized research groups focused on insulin producing beta cells and cancer research already located at the University of Copenhagen. DanStem addresses basic research questions in stem cell and developmental[…]

Postdoc in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-based Cell Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by on December 14th, 2017

Background:    The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem has been established as a result of a series of international recruitments coupled with internationally recognized research groups focused on insulin producing beta cells and cancer research already located at the University of Copenhagen. DanStem addresses basic research questions in stem cell[…]

A community approach to science communication

Posted by on December 14th, 2017

Science communication (scicomm) has become a buzz term in the current science landscape. I fully support its importance and have been a scicomm “activist” for over 6 years. My initiatives promote the enormous importance of Developmental Biology as a key discipline of the biomedical sciences (see our advocacy campaign); within this context, I put specific[…]

FASEB 2017 BioArt Winners

Posted by on December 13th, 2017

Here at the Node we are always on the lookout for beautiful developmental biology images and videos, and love our science art (see here, here, here, here and here!). So we were excited to hear FASEB announce the winners of their 2017 BioArt competition.  As well as gorgeous images (see below) there was this wonderful video – the[…]

From stem cells to human development: registration now open!

Posted by on December 12th, 2017

  Development is delighted to announce the third in our highly successful series of events focussing on human developmental biology. Since the initiation of this series, in 2014, we have witnessed huge progress in this field, with more and more researchers turning to stem cell and organoid systems to investigate development and organogenesis in vitro, as[…]

PHD STUDENTSHIP: NEURO-EVO-DEVO

Posted by on December 11th, 2017

We invite applications for a funded PhD position in the Department of Zoology in Central Cambridge on Downing Street with Dr Stephen Montgomery’s research group. Project title: Developmental basis of mushroom body expansion in Heliconius butterflies Project summary: Mushroom bodies (MBs) are the most enigmatic structures in the insect brain. They have ‘higher order’ functions,[…]

How to win a conference prize

Posted by on December 11th, 2017

Or, at least, produce nice posters while trying. Students on average author 1-3 papers and produce at least three times that many conference posters***. At large meetings, such as the ASCB, thousands of posters are presented each year. While presenting posters is popular, posters sessions evoke mixed feelings: they are often late in the evening,[…]

Three-year Postdoc vacancy: Cell-fate derivation in mouse preimplantation embryo development

Posted by on December 11th, 2017

Three-year Postdoc Vacancy: Cell-fate derivation in mouse preimplantation embryo development. Laboratory of Developmental Biology & Genetics (LDB&G), headed by Alexander W, Bruce Ph.D. – see attached advertisement link. Interested? Please send your CV, contact details of two professional referees and a motivation letter to: awbruce@prf.jcu.cz LDB&G Postdoc 2017   (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Goodbye intern on the Node

Posted by on December 7th, 2017

Three months ago I did the unthinkable and moved to England, a strange haggis-free land. Starting my BBSRC PhD Internship (introductory post here) at the Node having left my Scottish lab was an amazing opportunity to get more involved with the dev bio community.   My main task while here was the day to day[…]