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Postdoctoral position in cardiovascular development lab

Posted by on January 13th, 2018

The composition of extracellular microenvironment is dynamically regulated in time and space during embryonic development. Our lab discovered that cell-type specific expression of the extracellular matrix (ECM) protein fibronectin is essential for mammalian embryogenesis and cardiovascular morphogenesis. Furthermore, we found that fibronectin regulates distinct morphogenetic processes in a cell type-specific manner, and functions both in[…]

The Woods Hole Embryology Experience

Posted by on January 12th, 2018

My first listen to Jimi Hendrix’s album, “Are you experienced?” was as a prepubescent kid who still had a Matchbox car collection. It’s hard to describe. A world of magic opened up for me; to the chagrin of my parents, I decided I wanted to be a musician instead of a scientist, and in a[…]

2018 resolutions? Become fearless by attending the MBL Embryology course!

Posted by on January 8th, 2018

Last summer I had the great pleasure and privilege to attend the six-week, summer Embryology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in the beautiful town of Woods Hole, MA. The course is legendary, as having been established in 1893, it has spit out some of the most prominent scientists in the field of developmental biology.[…]

Postdoc position in stem cell biology in the Jensen Group at The University of Copenhagen

Posted by on December 27th, 2017

The Jensen group (affiliated to DanStem) is looking to recruit a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to our highly dynamic research group. Our research/The group We wish to understand how the intestinal epithelium forms and how adult stem cells in the forming organ are specified during development. The intestinal epithelium is associated with numerous[…]

This year for Christmas, gift yourself with an amazing experience. Apply today for the 2018 CSHL Cell and Developmental Biology of Xenopus course.

Posted by on December 18th, 2017

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and if you are anything like me you are scrambling to try to get as much work done as possible before your holiday break. But while this frequently entails getting papers submitted, committee meetings completed, and experiments wrapped up, I also take the opportunity to reflect on[…]

A fly on the wall account of scicomm in action

Posted by on December 18th, 2017

My name is Charlotte Blackburn; I am a Zoology graduate currently studying at the University of Edinburgh for an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement … yes, that is something of a mouthful! I recently had the opportunity to participate in the droso4schools science communication project of the Manchester Fly Facility, and would like[…]

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[…]

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,[…]

Marie Curie PhD fellowship / Molecular profiling of cells during regeneration: cell diversity and evolution across phyla

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

A 3-year PhD fellowship in evolutionary developmental biology and genomics is available in the lab of Michalis Averof, at the Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon (IGFL) in France. The fellowship is funded by the Marie Curie ITN programme EvoCELL. Some animals have the ability to regenerate parts of their body (limbs, tail, internal organs)[…]