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Postdoctoral position in vascular biology

Posted by on May 22nd, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the group of Taija Mäkinen at the Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology (IGP) at Uppsala University in Sweden. IGP provides a well-developed infrastructure for advanced molecular sciences. Several prominent vascular biology groups have recently been recruited to the department, creating an inspiring frontline environment for vascular research. Research[…]

From basic questions to exciting findings

Posted by on May 21st, 2018

In this post we report the backstories behind our recently published paper. It was an enjoyable research adventure driven by discussions, readings, exciting experiments and unexpected discoveries. As a result, we described a novel molecular mechanism underpinning stem cell and progenitor maintenance during development. Here is the sequence of the main events that inspired us[…]

The people behind the papers – Samira Benhamouche-Trouillet, Evan O’Loughlin & Andrea McClatchey

Posted by on May 21st, 2018

Intrahepatic bile ducts (IHBDs) are epithelial tubular structures that transport bile from the liver to the intestine, but the molecules and mechanisms controlling IHBD morphogenesis have remained largely unclear. A a recent paper in Development reports an investigation into IHBD development and the role the tumour suppressor and cytoskeletal regulator Merlin plays in the process. We caught[…]

Announcing Visegrad Group Society for Developmental Biology (V4SDB) Inaugural Meeting – Registration now open!

Posted by on May 17th, 2018

  Registration for the Inaugural Meeting of the Visegrad Group Society for Developmental Biology is now open!   When? – 7th-9th September 2018 (free student specific events beginning 6th September) Where? Brno, Czech Republic (Masaryk University) Speakers: Angela Nieto, Petra Hajkova, Jeremy Green, Marie-Helene Verlhac, Andrei Chagin & Pavel Tomancak Further details and registration here:  Download[…]

Reviews Editor for the journal Development

Posted by on May 17th, 2018

We are currently seeking applications for the role of Reviews Editor for the journal Development, our flagship journal for the developmental biology and stem cell community. This is a permanent, full-time position. Joining an experienced and successful team, this is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to one of the major journals in[…]

A deep look into the BSDB Archive reveals 70 years of our society’s and discipline’s history

Posted by on May 17th, 2018

This year is the 70th anniversary of the BSDB – an obvious occasion to look back at the society’s history. As the BSDB’s communications officer I felt a need to become proactive and started, a good three years ago, to investigate the society’s past – only to find a rather blank sheet, with the laudable[…]

Pancreatic Beta-Cell Regeneration in Zebrafish – Postdoctoral Position in Dresden

Posted by on May 16th, 2018

Postdoctoral position in the research group of Dr. Nikolay Ninov at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden and the Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden (PLID) (of Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD e.V.). Our goal is to understand beta-cell regeneration and function in vivo in order to develop innovative cures for[…]

Get to know the new BSDB committee members

Posted by on May 16th, 2018

At the last AGM, held at the 2018 Spring Meeting in Warwick, five new BSDB committee members were elected to take term in autumn. They will replace the five leaving members: our Graduate Representative Alexandra Ashcroft, Postdoc Representative Michelle Ware, Secretary Kim Dale, Meetings Officer Josh Brickman, and Communications Officer Andreas Prokop (see a complete[…]

A bumpy – emotional – ride towards a PhD

Posted by on May 16th, 2018

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re sharing this blog post on the MRC WIMM blog from Gregorio Dias, who describes his experiences with stress and anxiety as a PhD student. If you’ve faced similar issues and want to share them with the community, just get in touch.   Working towards a PhD is an exciting, albeit[…]

Postdoctoral Position at UCSF to Study Mammalian Morphogenesis

Posted by on May 15th, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the Bush lab at the University of California, San Francisco to study the cellular basis of morphogenesis using live imaging, mouse genetic, and iPSC and ESC approaches. Our dynamic team focuses on understanding basic mechanisms of signaling control of morphogenesis particularly as related to human structural birth defects.[…]