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Plant Developmental Biologist – Imaging specialist – MPIPZ, Cologne Germany

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

The department of Comparative Development and Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIZ) is seeking a   Plant Developmental Biologist – Imaging specialist (50%)   The successful applicant will be involved in research and contribute to operations in the area of Genetics and Evolution of Morphogenesis under the direction of the[…]

Plant Developmental Biologist – MPIPZ, Cologne Germany

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

The department of Comparative Development and Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIZ) is seeking a   Plant Developmental Biologist   The successful applicant will be involved in research and contribute to operations in the area of Genetics and Evolution of Morphogenesis under the direction of the Director Prof. Miltos Tsiantis.[…]

Utah Fish Conference 2018: Meeting Summary

Posted by on October 25th, 2018

The Zebrafish Interest Group at the University of Utah held its first Utah Fish Conference (UFC) on October 8, 2018. The conference was organized by pre- and post-doctoral trainees to celebrate the University’s Zebrafish Interest Group (ZIG), as well as to unite the Mountain West fish community. This 1-day event hosted over 80 attendees from[…]

Keystone Conference on Cell Competition in Development and Disease

Posted by on October 25th, 2018

Join us for the Conference on Cell Competition in Development & Disease, in Tahoe, California! February 24–28, 2019 Granlibakken Tahoe – Lake Tahoe, California, USA Cell competition is a highly conserved process that promotes the context-dependent elimination of less fit cells and stimulates growth of more fit cells during growth and homeostasis. It has long[…]

Singapore Fish Meeting 2018

Posted by on October 11th, 2018

On 2nd October 2018, the Mechanobiology Institute in Singapore hosted a meeting of Singapore-based researchers using fish in their work. We wanted to bring together the local community to build support and promote future research collaborations within Singapore. This meeting follows successful international conferences last year in Singapore, where the importance of fish in both[…]

Nikon Small World in Motion Competition – zebrafish development takes first place!

Posted by on October 4th, 2018

The winners of Nikon’s Small World in Motion 2018 Competition have just been announced, and overall first place has gone to a stunning developmental biology SPIM movie. Watch Elizabeth Haynes and Jiaye “Henry” He’s “Zebrafish embryo growing its elaborate sensory nervous system (visualized over 16 hours of development)“, and marvel!     Developmental biology also made[…]

National Museum of Brazil Disaster: What did we learn and what should we do differently?

Posted by on October 3rd, 2018

  On the Sunday night of 2nd September of 2018, one month ago, most Brazilians were watching TV shows while a large part of our national story was burning out in the National Museum’s fire. In a few hours, a 200-year old institution and several biological, anthropological, and geological collections were consumed by the fire.[…]

The International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium is creating an encyclopaedia of mammalian gene function, from embryo to adult

Posted by on September 28th, 2018

The entire genome of many species has now been sequenced, but the function of the majority of genes still remains unknown. This is where the International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium (IMPC) comes in, with the goal of characterising all 20,000 or so protein-coding mouse genes. To achieve this, genes are systematically inactivated then mice are put[…]

A study using Drosophila sheds light on the metastatic behaviour of human tumours

Posted by on September 26th, 2018

Most solid tumours with metastatic potential show a high degree of chromosomal instability. A study published in the journal Developmental Cell demonstrates that chromosomal instability itself promotes invasive behaviour. The researchers identify the oncogene Fos and the tumour suppressor Capicua as necessary molecular elements mediating this invasive behaviour. Barcelona, 26 September 2018.- Metastatic tumours are[…]

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[…]