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Chris Wylie and Janet Heasman

An interview with Christopher Wylie and Janet Heasman

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A TALE OF LIMBS AND GENITALS

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Tissue-specific genome editing in Ciona embryos by CRISPR/Cas9

Nominations for the 2015 Beddington medal

Posted by on December 1st, 2014

Nominations are invited for the 2015 Beddington Medal for the best graduating PhD student in the field of Developmental Biology. The eligibility period covers PhD dissertations submitted anytime during 2014. The closing date for nominations this year is Wednesday 14th January, 2015. Before submitting any nomination, please read further details here.
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (2)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the BSDB has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. The 10 successful applicants spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback we received […]
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BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (1)

Posted by on November 27th, 2014

In 2014, the BSDB has initiated the Gurdon Summer Studentship program with the intention to provide highly motivated students with exceptional qualities and a strong interest in Developmental Biology an opportunity to engage in practical research. The 10 successful applicants spent 8 weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback we received […]
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Group Leader Positions in Quantitative Biology and Modeling at Institut Pasteur

Posted by on November 13th, 2014

The Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) announces an international call for group leader positions in the field of quantitative biology and modeling in developmental systems. Successful applicants will be integrated into the cutting edge interdisciplinary environment offered by an internationally renowned institute combining fundamental and translational research, in an attractive location in central Paris, in close […]
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Mid-career/Senior Group Leader Position in Stem Cell Biology, Institut Pasteur

Posted by on September 17th, 2014

The Institut Pasteur (Paris, France) announces an international call for an outstanding mid-career/senior candidate wishing to establish a new research group in the field of “Stem Cells and Development”. The recruitment is part of the Revive Laboratory of Excellence(LabEx - http://www.pasteur.fr/revive) programme on “Stem Cells and Regenerative Biology and Medicine”. Candidates will be integrated into […]
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Advocating FOR grads and postdocs: the Future of Research symposium

Posted by on August 27th, 2014

You may have noticed a recent trend in the perception of the graduate and postdoctoral experience, be it in the state of our mental health; or perceived career goal of “academia-or-bust”; or maybe you’re just keeping your pulse on leading US academics warning of the imminent dangers of a flawed biomedical research system or the […]
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Postdoctoral Positions in Cell Biology- Anand Lab/OHSU

Posted by on July 24th, 2014

The Anand lab is broadly interested in identifying and characterizing non-coding RNAs, especially microRNAs, in the regulation of developmental and pathological angiogenesis. Our work involves molecular biology techniques (Expression profiling, functional genomics, qPCR, cloning), cell biology (Confocal imaging, 3D cell culture, flow cytometry, bioluminescence assays) and uses in vitro, in vivo model systems. Our goal […]
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Your non-model organism is going extinct

Posted by on July 17th, 2014

“There is no such thing as a non-model organism” R. Behringer This bold statement was announced less than a week into our Embryology course and has left a lasting impression on lecturers and students alike. At first it seemed like a sympathetic statement to the extensive and diverse systems us students were arriving from… “yeah, […]
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PhD opportunities @Otago, New Zealand.

Posted by on July 8th, 2014

Applications are invited for PhD projects in the Department of Anatomy at the University of Otago, New Zealand, including  developmental biology based projects and neuroscience. Competitive PhD scholarship funding is available. See the following link for project description and application process. Applications due by the 18th of July. http://anatomy.otago.ac.nz/phd-opportunities      
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Getting on the short list: academic job applications

Posted by on June 18th, 2014

After serving on some academic selection committees recently, I’m worried about the future of some of our young scientists. Especially concerning are the number of applications where the candidate, pursuing a academic or research career, does not seem to have a understanding of what is required to put together a stand-out application for a position, […]
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