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Senior Research Technician

Posted by on December 22nd, 2017

We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic research technician to join Professor St Johnston’s research group at the Gurdon Institute. The group works on how epithelial cells polarise using Drosophila as the model organism.   The post holder will be responsible for maintaining the fly stocks for the group and helping with research projects,[…]

A fly on the wall account of scicomm in action

Posted by on December 18th, 2017

My name is Charlotte Blackburn; I am a Zoology graduate currently studying at the University of Edinburgh for an MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement … yes, that is something of a mouthful! I recently had the opportunity to participate in the droso4schools science communication project of the Manchester Fly Facility, and would like[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 24)

Posted by on December 18th, 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development – the last one of the year! Happy reading…and happy holidays!   Branched actin keeps Nrf2 in check in the skin The Arp2/3 complex is responsible for the assembly of branched actin filaments. Although its cellular functions are well understood, less is known about the[…]

Research Assistant (short term) – Brain tumour research

Posted by on December 1st, 2017

A Brain Research UK-sponsored research assistant position for a highly motivated scientist is available in the laboratory of Dr. Claudia Barros at the Peninsula School of Medicine of Plymouth University, UK. The project is an opportunity to characterise novel targets and its human orthologue genes potentially involved in brain tumour initiation and growth, which have[…]

Embryonic development inspires regenerative medicine

Posted by on November 27th, 2017

The European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Barcelona and IRB Barcelona bring together leading scientists in the conference “Morphogenetic Engineering”, an event supported by the BBVA Foundation. The merge of various disciplines of developmental biology is key to enhancing our knowledge of tissue development and repair, processes that find their most direct applications in regenerative[…]

Senior Laboratory Research Scientist at the Crick Institute

Posted by on November 22nd, 2017

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Laboratory Scientist to join the quantitative cell biology laboratory headed by Dr Silvia Santos. The lab is a new addition to The Francis Crick Institute in London and focuses on understanding control principles in cell decision-making. Current areas of research include understanding control of cell division and[…]

[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[…]