the community site for and by developmental biologists

Displaying posts in the category: Uncategorized [Clear Filter]

PhD position on tricellular junction dynamics in Drosophila at Münster, Germany

Posted by on March 25th, 2017

The Cluster of Excellence ”Cells in Motion“ (CiM) at the University of Münster invites applications for a   PhD student position (Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 65%) on   Dynamics of tricellular junctions in Drosophila   in the group of Prof. Stefan Luschnig at the Institute of Neurobiology. The position will start at the earliest[…]

Register for Cellular Dynamics: Membrane-Cytoskeleton Interface meeting by 21st of March!

Posted by on March 14th, 2017

The deadline for applications for this exciting meeting is approaching fast. For more information, or to apply, click here. Organisers: Michael Way, Elizabeth Chen, Margaret Gardel and Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz Date: 21 – 24 May 2017 Location: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center, Massachusetts, USA Speakers: Anna Akhmanova (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) Daniel Billadeau (Mayo Clinic, USA)[…]

PhD and postdoc positions in Luschnig Lab to study tricellular junctions

Posted by on November 22nd, 2016

The group of Stefan Luschnig at the Cluster of Excellence “Cells in Motion” (CiM) and the Institute of Neurobiology, University of Münster, invites applications for a PhD student and postdoc position The positions are available from February 2017 for three years. The Luschnig group investigates developmental, cellular, and molecular aspects of epithelial biology using a[…]

How to build and evolve a nervous system

Posted by on November 20th, 2016

Author Summary of “A gene regulatory network for apical organ neurogenesis and its spatial control in sea star embryos”.   Alys M. Cheatle Jarvela, Kristen A. Yankura, Veronica F. Hinman Development 2016 143: 4214-4223; doi: 10.1242/dev.134999 Very similar cell types are found across the animal tree of life. Much of animal diversity, therefore, arises not from the formation of new cells, but[…]

Mitotic Bookmarking by Esrrb: an unexplored mechanism for implementing cell fate choices?

Posted by on November 18th, 2016

  The story behind our recent paper (Festuccia et al., Nature Cell Biology 2016) started with a serendipitous observation made in a small room of the ISCR (Institute for Stem Cell Research), which at the time was still located in the King’s Buildings campus, south of town in my beloved Edinburgh. I was imaging a[…]

Paris – Cambridge – Paris: a Megakaryocyte story

Posted by on November 14th, 2016

The first news came as a shock: so the British Railways are not always perfectly on time? For an Italian, that was a massive cultural shock. The second one was even more surprising: English weather is not that bad; actually, it is better than Parisian weather. But still, I was unable, on the train from Paris to Cambridge, to stop thinking about how[…]

Postdoctoral fellowship in “Transcriptional States of Oligodendrocyte lineage cells in myelination in Development and Multiple Sclerosis”

Posted by on November 3rd, 2016

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow position (scholarship) in Gonçalo Castelo-Branco´s group, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (http://ki.se/en/mbb/goncalo-castelo-branco-group) Our research group is interested in the molecular mechanisms defining the epigenetic state of cells of the oligodendrocyte lineage, using transcriptomic and epigenomic approaches ((including single-cell technologies). We are particularly focused on how interplay between transcription factors,[…]

Post-doctoral position in Skeletal Evo-Devo: Canada

Posted by on October 28th, 2016

A post-doctoral position is available in the Franz-Odendaal Bone Development Lab to study the developmental basis of the vertebrate ocular skeleton in a comparative context. Highly motivated and independent individuals with excellent interpersonal skills are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will take a key role in our research program which spans evo-devo, developmental genetics[…]

4 Yr PhD Programme in Developmental Mechanisms

Posted by on October 18th, 2016

Applications are open for the Wellcome Trust funded four year PhD programme in Developmental Mechanisms at the University of Cambridge.  We are looking for talented, motivated graduates or final year undergraduates, and are keen to attract outstanding applicants in the biological sciences, who are committed to doing a PhD.  We are able to fund both[…]

Group Leader – Developmental Biology

Posted by on October 5th, 2016

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory is searching for Group Leaders. EMBL offers a highly collaborative, uniquely international culture. It fosters top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of young, independent researchers with access to outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.   Group Leader Developmental Biology at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany   The Developmental[…]