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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[…]

Cells are much smarter than we give them credit for

Posted by on July 13th, 2017

In the very earliest stages of life, mammalian cells multiply and form the embryo. New research from the University of Copenhagen suggests that this process might be much simpler than we thought. The development of the embryo can be cut down to the cell’s ability to count their neighboring cells. The article ‘Four simple rules[…]

Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles

Posted by on July 11th, 2017

21th “Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles”, sept 26-29 2017 Pre-program at: http://aeeb.fr/?page_id=947 Registration & abstract submission is still an option All information at: http://aeeb.fr/?page_id=524 (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Postdoc in organ development, regeneration and aging

Posted by on July 10th, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCSF. An NIH funded postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in the Knox Lab at the University of California, San Francisco (http://profiles.ucsf.edu/sarah.knox). The Knox Lab aims to define fundamental mechanisms underlying the development, regeneration and aging of exocrine organs including salivary and lacrimal glands and the pancreas. In addition to our staple[…]

The Drosophila fly brings to light the role of morphogens in limb growth

Posted by on July 5th, 2017

• Scientists at IRB Barcelona clarify the function of the genes that drive wing development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. • Published in the journal eLife, this study unveils that the Dpp morphogen is necessary for wing growth but that its gradient does not govern this process. • Understanding the development of limbs in[…]

Postdoc positions in Cancer biology, Angers lab at the University of Toronto.

Posted by on May 24th, 2017

Two Post-Doctoral positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Stephane Angers in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (www.angerslab.org), University of Toronto, to develop strategies to inhibit developmental signalling pathways in cancer. Our laboratory is studying the genetic circuitry important for cancer development to identify vulnerabilities that could be harnessed for the development of[…]

Lifecourse Biology Symposium (Sheffield, 13th-15th Sep 2017): From development to disease and the clinic

Posted by on May 5th, 2017

Please consider visiting us in Sheffield for this exciting symposium this September (register at lifecourse.group.shef.ac.uk). The symposium is being organised by Marysia Placzek, Stephen Renshaw and David Strutt on behalf of the Bateson Centre at the University of Sheffield (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/bateson). There is an array of outstanding external speakers already confirmed and the opportunity to present[…]

Bill Harris, winner of the BSDB Waddington Medal 2017

Posted by on April 13th, 2017

The Waddington Medal, the only national award in Developmental Biology, is awarded for outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community. The medal is awarded annually at the BSDB Spring Meeting, where the recipient presents the Waddington Medal Lecture (note that all awards of the 2017 Spring Meeting are listed here). The BSDB[…]

STEM Graduates announce partnership with the Science Council

Posted by on March 30th, 2017

STEM Graduates is a graduate recruitment agency and jobs board. We offer permanent salaried roles to students and graduates from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics disciplines. We believe these candidates have a unique set of career needs that can only be met by a specialist within this field. We launched STEM Women in 2016 to[…]