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Mechanical control of the inner ear development

Posted by on September 14th, 2017

Prologue Molecular biological approaches to understanding the complex gene networks regulating development often resemble attempts to understand a Monet painting by looking at it up close. We find the links within a disorganized array of brush strokes and shapes but may miss the big picture. Our recent study is an example of how one must sometimes[…]

Postdoctoral positions in miRNA/siRNA biology in Lai Lab, Sloan-Kettering, NYC

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

We have openings for 2 motivated postdoctoral fellows with strong Drosophila molecular genetics experience and interest in integrative strategies to join our team. Project 1. miRNA biology in the nervous system. Although miRNAs are often thought to mediate “fine-tuning”, we revealed many examples of profound defects in neural miRNA mutants (e.g. Garaulet J Neuroscience 2016,[…]

Embryosafari: an attempt at illustrating development

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

Hello, Community! In July, I revealed to the world my attempts at scientific illustration. Aidan (The Node’s Community Manager) took a keen interest in my work and was very kind to share it on social media. Here is my long-promised post about my biology art (which can be viewed at www.embryosafari.com). Before I delve into[…]

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Cell Biology of Tubulogenesis and its impact on Cell Differentiation

Posted by on September 12th, 2017

We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with a strong developmental biology/cell signaling background and/or a biological image processing background to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of lumenogenesis and tubulogenesis and their role in balancing cell proliferation and differentiation of multipotent progenitors in the developing pancreas. Background: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem[…]

Postdoctoral Scientist in Quantitative Biology of Cell Fate and Tissue Dynamics

Posted by on September 8th, 2017

Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a. Applications are invited for the new position of Postdoctoral Scientist in Quantitative Biology of Cell Fate and Tissue Dynamics. We seek a highly motivated, proactive individual who will benefit from the exceptional WIMM research environment and the recently purpose-built MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology, which brings together experts in[…]

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[…]

Positions for Students (MSc and PhD) and Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Cardiovascular Genetics

Posted by on September 7th, 2017

Positions for Students (MSc and PhD) and Postdoctoral Research Fellows in Cardiovascular Genetics Positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Gregor Andelfinger at the CHU Sainte Justine Research Center, Montréal, Québec, Canada at MSc, PhD and postdoctoral level. Our work focuses on the genetic origins of cardiovascular diseases in the young and includes both[…]

Bioinformatics position in a new informatics cluster supporting the Centers for Stem Cell Biology and Protein Research

Posted by on September 7th, 2017

 The position will provide bioinformatics support, develop new pipelines, and organize practical courses to help our scientists analyze and interpret their next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. Bioinformatics position in the new informatics cluster supporting the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centers for Stem Cell Biology and Protein Research. The position will provide bioinformatics support, develop new pipelines, and[…]

Graduate student positions

Posted by on September 6th, 2017

Our lab studies the early events of craniofacial development using teleost fish, zebrafish (Danio rerio) and Mexican tetra fish (Astyanax mexicanus) as model animals. We are particularly focused on evolution and development of the jaw structures. These include dentitions, sensory systems, and jaw bones. Formation of these structures involve complex interactions and we are interested[…]

Yale Research Technician for a Zebrafish Laboratory

Posted by on September 6th, 2017

Provide research assistance for a zebrafish genetics lab and aid with the maintenance of a freshwater tropical fish (zebrafish) facility under the supervision of the principal investigator of the laboratory. The focus of the overall project is to use zebrafish as a model system to study vertebrate development Essential Duties of the Position: Feed fish,[…]