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Research Position, Mokalled Lab, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Posted by on November 15th, 2017

The Mokalled laboratory is seeking applicants for a Research Technician position in the Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine (  Our lab uses the zebrafish model system to study neural regeneration after spinal cord injury or disease.  We welcome ambitious applicants with enthusiasm for neuroscience, regenerative biology, and zebrafish research.  This[…]

[NEUBIAS] Bioimage Analyst School, Jan 2018

Posted by on October 31st, 2017

Dear Colleagues, The 2nd NEUBIAS school for Bioimage Analysts will be organized in Jan. 2018 in Szeged, Hungary, and the registration is now open (Organizers: Jean-Yves Tinevez & Kota Miura). Please visit the linked URL below for more details. This school is the most advanced among three levels of NEUBIAS school. Deadline for the registration[…]

Regulation of cell polarity by EGF signaling controls both organ architecture and cell fate

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017

Scientists at DanStem discovered that cells’ sense of direction (cell polarity) determines their destiny. By discovering the signals that control cell polarity in the developing organism, scientists can now mimic it in a test tube and control the fate of human stem cells. The results accelerate the efforts to generate specialized cells, e.g. insulin-producing beta[…]

Guidelines for morpholino use in zebrafish

Posted by on October 20th, 2017

If you work with zebrafish or Morpholinos, please read this. Guidelines for morpholino use in zebrafish. Stainier DYR, Raz E, Lawson ND, Ekker SC, Burdine RD, Eisen JS, Ingham PW, Schulte-Merker S, Yelon D, Weinstein BM, Mullins MC, Wilson SW, Ramakrishnan L, Amacher SL, Neuhauss SCF, Meng A, Mochizuki N, Panula P, Moens CB. PLoS[…]

Interested in Drosophila and adult stem cells? A 3-year DFG-funded PhD position available at the Leibniz Institute on Aging in Jena, Germany

Posted by on October 6th, 2017

A 3-year DFG-funded PhD-position is available at the Jasper Collaboration Group at the FLI-Leibniz Institute on Aging. Our work focuses on the Drosophila intestine as a model for adult stem cell regulation and aging ( In this DFG-funded project, we will focus on elucidating the mechanisms of entero-endocrine (EE) cell differentiation and the role of[…]

Investigating family trees in the fetal pancreas reveals that some cells contribute more than others

Posted by on September 27th, 2017

Organs develop from a few founding cells that divide to produce descendants. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications, the group of Professor Anne Grapin-Botton at DanStem shows that some of the cells in the community forming the pancreas will make large family trees while others will generate a few daughters or[…]

A new role for Insulin as a Vital Factor in Maintaining Stem Cells

Posted by on September 26th, 2017

New research conducted at the stem cell centre, DanStem, at the University of Copenhagen shows that insulin is a key determinant of embryonic stem cell potency in mammals. When large amounts of Insulin are around, stem cells retain their ability to make all the cell types in the body. However, too little insulin leads to[…]

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Cardiac Developmental Biology, University of Oxford

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to join Dr Duncan Sparrow’s laboratory in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy & Genetics to work on a project focused on investigating the environmental causes of congenital heart. This post will be funded for up to 5 years by the British Heart Foundation. You must hold, or[…]

Internal mechanism found to be responsible for the limitless growth potential of epithelial tumours

Posted by on September 8th, 2017

Researchers from the Development and Growth Control Laboratory at IRB Barcelona have identified the cell types and molecular mechanism responsible for the unlimited growth potential of epithelial tumours (carcinomas) and demonstrated that the growth of these tumours is independent of its microenvironment. “In epithelial tumours caused by chromosomal instability or loss of cell polarity, the[…]

January 2018: Summer! Beach! New friends and Top Developmental Biologists in course in Chile

Posted by on July 31st, 2017

New fellowships from SDB for students from USA and Canada to attend the International Course on Developmental Biology on January 9-21, 2018 in Quintay Chile. Fellowship for Latin American students will be available as well. Nipam Patel, Alejandro Sanchez-Alvarado, Ray Keller, Claudio Stern, Corinne Huart, Maria Leptin, Andrea Streit, among other will teach, hands-on, the[…]