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Decoding light for developmental timing

Posted by on June 13th, 2019

Shruti Vemaraju¹ and Richard A. Lang¹-²  ¹Center for Chronobiology,¹The Visual Systems Group, Abrahamson Pediatric Eye Institute, Division of Pediatric Ophthalmology, ²Division of Developmental Biology, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA. ²Department of Ophthalmology, University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45229, USA   We live on a planet that is close to[…]

Postdoc Position: Visible Ape & Dissemination

Posted by on June 11th, 2019

Postdoc Position: Visible Ape & Dissemination Hiring Institution: Howard Univ.; Posted: 06-11-2019; Duration PostDoc: Sept2019-Aug2022 A postdoctoral researcher is sought to join the Rui Diogo lab (www.ruidiogolab.com), at the Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Anatomy (Washington DC).   Within the field, this is one of the labs with a higher impact, number of[…]

PhD position available in annelid Evo-Devo in the Meyer Lab

Posted by on June 5th, 2019

A PhD position is available in the laboratory of Néva P. Meyer at Clark University in Worcester, MA USA (https://wordpress.clarku.edu/nmeyer/) beginning as early as August 2019 as follows: Spiralians are a great group of animals to study evolution of body plans in part because many spiralian taxa develop via a stereotypic and likely ancestral cleavage[…]

Collaboration: All the things we cannot see (alone).

Posted by on June 3rd, 2019

By Miriam Rosenberg and Suparna Ray Most of what we know about axial patterning in insects comes from decades of careful, beautiful work done in flies. Thanks to the genetic screens of Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric Wieschaus in the late 1970’s, we learned that distinct classes of genes, many of them transcription factors, act in[…]

A day in the life of a Termite lab

Posted by on May 31st, 2019

How do genes and their environment interact during development and evolution to generate phenotypic diversity? To answer these questions in the Miura lab, by focusing on diverse animal taxa, we are studying physiological and developmental mechanisms of phenotypic changes in animal life cycles in response to environmental shifts. By the way, I’m Kohei Oguchi, a[…]

How the snail’s shell got its coil

Posted by on May 14th, 2019

Researchers from the Tokyo University of Science, Japan, have used CRISPR gene editing technology to make snails with shells that coil the ‘wrong’ way, providing insights into the fundamental basis of left-right asymmetry in animals. These findings were recently published in Development. If you look at a snail’s shell, the chances are it will coil[…]

HFSP postdoctoral position in quantitative high-content imaging of [synthetic] embryos

Posted by on May 7th, 2019

Our laboratory of synthetic development at IMBA (Vienna) is looking for a postdoctoral colleague to decode the self-organising behaviours of early embryos. This position is part of a HFSP with Shantanu Singh (Broad Institute) and Kyogo Kawaguchi (Riken Institute), and requires regular and frequent exchanges with these labs.   Requirements. We are looking for a[…]

YTRB Network: Worldwide Bridges to Connect Young Tunisian Researchers in Biology

Posted by on May 4th, 2019

The Young Tunisian Researchers in Biology Network: Tunisia is suffering brain drain, especially post Tunisian-revolution (2011). Recent non-official reports say that over 90.000 senior quitted Tunisia since 2012, most of them are doctors, pharmacists and engineers. Aware of considerable role that may Tunisian scientist diaspora could play in the development of Tunisia in general and[…]

Notch awakens: transitioning to the first differentiation step

Posted by on May 3rd, 2019

The story behind our recent paper in eLife.   In the mid-1900s, Conrad Hal Waddington introduced the idea of development as a series of branching decisions taken under the control of genes1. In mammals, the first of these decisions takes place before the implantation of the embryo in the maternal uterus and leads to the[…]

Post-doc position at the NIH: New mechanisms of WNT/R-spondin signaling in development and stem cells

Posted by on April 30th, 2019

Position Description: We seek highly motivated post-doctoral Fellows interested in cell signaling at the intersection of development, stem cells and cancer. Candidates will join the group of Dr. Andres Lebensohn, an Earl Stadtman Principal Investigator in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology (LCMB) at the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) of the National Cancer Institute[…]