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Jenny Nichols, the winner of the BSDB Cheryll Tickle Medal 2017

Posted by on April 13th, 2017

In 2016, the BSDB introduced the Cheryll Tickle Medal, which is being awarded annually to a mid-career, female scientist for her outstanding achievements in the field of Developmental Biology. The BSDB is proud to announce the 2017 awardee Jenny Nichols. The medal was presented at this year’s Spring Meeting where Jenny gave the Cheryll Tickle[…]

Industry/Academic Postdoc Position Available

Posted by on April 13th, 2017

    The Penn Center for Pulmonary Biology (PCPB), under the direction of Dr. Edward E. Morrisey, has an exceptional opportunity available for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join a collaborative research project with an international pharmaceutical company.   The Morrisey Lab has an existing industry collaboration to study the molecular mechanisms that regulate tissue regeneration[…]

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[…]

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,[…]