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An odyssey through the genesis of hematopoietic stem cells

Posted by on September 21st, 2018

Here, Mylène Lancino and myself will introduce our motivation to investigate and delve deeper into one essential and very peculiar process of Stem Cell Biology: the de novo genesis of hematopoietic stem cells, according to a process referred to as the Endothelial-to-Hematopoietic Transition (the EHT, named initially by Kissa & Herbomel 2010). The work led to[…]

The people behind the papers – Guillaume Blin, Manuel Thery & Sally Lowell

Posted by on September 21st, 2018

During early mouse development, a series of signalling interactions breaks the symmetry of the egg cylinder, spatially organising the embryo into territories that define the future axes of the body. Symmetry breaking can also be observed in embryonic stem cell (ESC) colonies cultured on micropatterned substrates, which thus provide a powerful system to test the[…]

Revisiting an old puzzle with high-resolution, three-dimensional eyes

Posted by on September 19th, 2018

Sha Wang, Deborah Gumucio This article shares the story behind our recent Developmental Cell paper. It tells the history of this project and how three-dimensional (3D) observations at the individual cell level transformed our preconceived ideas and brought new insights into cell dynamics in the proliferative intestinal epithelium.   Epithelial tubes are present in many[…]

Nora and Nestor catch you up with the BSDB Autumn Meeting 2018

Posted by on September 19th, 2018

  Hello there! This is Nora Braak and Nestor Saiz, we are based in Oxford and New York respectively and we study butterfly and mouse development. Last week we went to the BSDB Autumn meeting, which also happened to be the third workshop on Embryonic Extraembryonic Interactions. We enjoyed it so much that we wanted[…]

Product and Logistics Manager – ELISA Genie

Posted by on September 19th, 2018

Are you an enthusiastic person who has the “start-up” mentality? Do you dream of working with like-minded people & build a leading global company? Are you looking to transition from academia into a leadership role and be part of an amazing experience? If so, then why not apply to for this role and help us[…]

Organ plumbing

Posted by on September 19th, 2018

Water is a fascinating substance. Its behavior sets a lot of interesting constraints on both how the surface of our world is shaped geologically and how life on said surface has adapted to optimize its use. Biology and geology, while vastly different in scale, share many commonalities that can we can learn from. Our work[…]

Salamander Models in Cross-Disciplinary Research – Meeting Report

Posted by on September 18th, 2018

  Vienna, Austria July 2018     The use of salamanders in regeneration and developmental research has a long history filled with luminaries of the life sciences. Thomas Hunt Morgan, Hans Spemann and Hilde Mangold, Ross Granville Harrison, Inez Whipple Wilder, and August Weismann all employed salamanders in their work 1,2. Current experimental research on[…]

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Cell and Developmental Biology at Boston College

Posted by on September 18th, 2018

Position Description The Boston College Biology Department seeks outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Cell and Developmental Biology. Applicants are sought at the Assistant Professor level; however, exceptionally strong candidates will be considered at the Associate Professor level. The university provides competitive startup funds and research space with the expectation[…]

Tenure Track Assistant Professor — Cell Biology

Posted by on September 14th, 2018

The University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology. We seek applicants who have a research vision that addresses new or longstanding fundamental questions in cell biology. Located within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Biology provides an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment for basic[…]

Tenure track faculty position in Neurobiology-University of South Carolina

Posted by on September 10th, 2018

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with a research program in neurobiology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program focusing on cell-cell communication in neural development and/or disease. We are especially interested in[…]

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