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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[…]

PHD STUDENTSHIP: NEURO-EVO-DEVO

Posted by on December 11th, 2017

We invite applications for a funded PhD position in the Department of Zoology in Central Cambridge on Downing Street with Dr Stephen Montgomery’s research group. Project title: Developmental basis of mushroom body expansion in Heliconius butterflies Project summary: Mushroom bodies (MBs) are the most enigmatic structures in the insect brain. They have ‘higher order’ functions,[…]

It’s in the head: How male and female fruit flies grow apart

Posted by on December 7th, 2017

A discussion of our recent paper: Annick Sawala & Alex P. Gould (2017). The sex of specific neurons controls female body growth in Drosophila. PLoS Biology, October 4 2017.   In the beginning… The story behind this study provides yet another example of where the pursuit of a few chance observations developed into an interesting project[…]

Exploring the differences between mice and men during cerebral cortex development

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

Alzu’bi A, Lindsay SJ, Harkin LF, McIntyre J, Lisgo SN, Clowry GJ (2017) The transcription factors COUP-TFI and COUP-TFII have distinct roles in arealisation and GABAergic interneuron specification in the early human fetal telencephalon. Cerebral Cortex 27: 4677-4690.   One author’s perspective on the origins of this study (Gavin Clowry)   For me the origins[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (21)

Posted by on December 5th, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (20)

Posted by on December 4th, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (19)

Posted by on December 1st, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

OIST Developmental Neurobiology Course 2017

Posted by on November 30th, 2017

Built into the side of a tree covered hill on a remote Japanese island  lies what at first sight appears to be a super-villain’s lair, or perhaps  the HQ of Jurassic Park. In fact we had arrived at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) for their 2 week Developmental Neurobiology Course. DNC is[…]

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (18)

Posted by on November 30th, 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]