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Funded PhD projects in Mathematical Modelling of stem cell dynamics at University of Southampton

Posted by on March 8th, 2017

Fully-funded PhD studentships (3 years) for projects in Mathematical/Computational Biology are available at the University of Southampton (Mathematical Sciences). The PhD projects will be supervised by Drs Philip Greulich and Ben MacArthur and will involve mathematical and computational modelling of stem cell dynamics in biological tissues, in particular related to cancer and development. The candidate[…]

Organelle Assembly in Vivo: The Love-Hate Relationship of Thermodynamic and Active Processes

Posted by on March 6th, 2017

Comment on ”Independent active and thermodynamic processes govern nucleolus assembly in vivo”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114 (6), 1335-1340, (2017). Hanieh Falahati, Lewis–Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University. Eric Wieschaus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University.   The whole universe is moving toward disorder; this is the[…]

February in preprints

Posted by on March 6th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See June’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything   Another month, another bumper crop of preprints covering everything from calcium waves in the fly to the first mutant ant line, plant superhero genes to rat embryonic stem cells. Plus,[…]

Position for Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cardiovascular Genetics, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Posted by on March 5th, 2017

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the laboratory of Gregor Andelfinger at the CHU Sainte Justine Research Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada. Our work focuses on the genetic origins of cardiovascular diseases in the young and includes both genomics and functional approaches. In this project, the successful candidate will apply genomic and molecular biology[…]

Technician/Lab Manager at Washington University in St. Louis

Posted by on March 3rd, 2017

The Andrew Yoo lab at WUSTL is looking for a lab manager/technician.  The Yoo lab uses microRNA-mediated direct reprogramming of fibroblasts to neurons to study aging and neurodegenerative diseases.  Tissue culture experience desired.  For full details: job #35790 (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Development & Evolution of structural colours in vertebrates

Posted by on March 3rd, 2017

  PhD position opened in Switzerland for a developmental or cell biologist Development & Evolution of structural colours in vertebrates In the context of a multidisciplinary study combining cell biology, evolutionary developmental biology and physics, we offer one PhD student position for an outstanding, highly motivated, and creative experimental wet-lab biologist with strong skills in[…]

Postdoc position at Georgia Tech (Ciona neural development)

Posted by on March 1st, 2017

We are looking for a postdoc interested in studying neural development in tunicates, the sister group to the vertebrates. The larval nervous system of the tunicate Ciona has only 177 neurons and its entire “connectome” has been recently mapped (Ryan et al., eLife 2016). The Ciona genome is also highly compact and easily manipulated using[…]

In-house grants consultant: Columbia University

Posted by on March 1st, 2017

Seeking grants consultant with science PhD for new neuroscience institute at Columbia University Location: Columbia University in the City of New York Title:                      Grant Strategist, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University Quick link:      Position highlights: The Grant Strategist will support the productivity of Zuckerman Institute scientists by[…]

New signal revealed for birth of blood stem cells in vertebrates

Posted by on March 1st, 2017

Jamie R. Genthe and Wilson K. Clements   When blood goes bad, a replacement is often needed. Each year, thousands of patients in the US receive bone marrow transplants to treat life-threatening diseases like blood cancer. But in some cases, the transplant itself can become deadly. The problem is not necessarily the one most people think[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 5)

Posted by on February 28th, 2017

Here are the highlights from the new issue of Development:   Adding a new layer of complexity to pre-eclampsia Pre-eclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy complication associated with abnormal formation of the placenta. To date, most studies of PE have focussed on cytotrophoblasts (CTBs) within the villous placenta (the chorion frondosum); the deficient invasion of these[…]