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Postdoc in mammalian evolution and development, Princeton University

Posted by on July 10th, 2017

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory led by Ricardo Mallarino, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University (www.mallarinolab.org). The lab focuses on uncovering the genetic and developmental mechanisms by which form and structure are generated during vertebrate embryogenesis. We combine the study of emerging and traditional model organisms to explore questions relating to patterning[…]

Postdoc in organ development, regeneration and aging

Posted by on July 10th, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCSF. An NIH funded postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in the Knox Lab at the University of California, San Francisco (http://profiles.ucsf.edu/sarah.knox). The Knox Lab aims to define fundamental mechanisms underlying the development, regeneration and aging of exocrine organs including salivary and lacrimal glands and the pancreas. In addition to our staple[…]

From our sister journals

Posted by on July 10th, 2017

Here we highlight some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.         Jacky Goetz, who works on intravital imaging methods and biomechanical forces during tumour development, was featured as a Cell Scientist to Watch   David Bryant and Aaron Johnson reported from The Company of Biologists’ workshop ‘Intercellular interactions in[…]

Gordon Research Conference- Developmental Biology 25th-30th June, 2017

Posted by on July 9th, 2017

As any early career researcher will know, attending your first big scientific meeting is a memorable event in your academic life. Last week, I was lucky enough to attend the Gordon Research Conference in Developmental Biology, held in sleepy South Hadley, two hours outside Boston, Massachusetts. For anyone who wasn’t local, the two hour drive[…]

Postdoc position – Regulation of fate decisions by cell communication

Posted by on July 7th, 2017

The Schröterlab at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology in Dortmund is inviting applications for a guest junior scientist (postdoc level). Our group works in the area of quantitative stem cell biology, asking how cell signaling regulates cell fate decisions at the single cell and the population level. We use embryonic stem cells as[…]

The forces that shape us: Mechanics of mammalian neural tube morphogenesis

Posted by on July 7th, 2017

Introduction to the biomechanics of neurulation Those of us who go to the gym are accustomed to thinking of mechanical forces shaping our bodies. Physiological (e.g. determination of bone mass and architecture), pathological (e.g. aneurysm rupture) and even socio-cultural (e.g. lip plates of the Mursi tribe) examples come to mind. The form of most of[…]

Tenured faculty position in the area of Paleontology and Evolutionary Developmental Biology University of California, Berkeley

Posted by on July 6th, 2017

The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) and the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) at the University of California, Berkeley are soliciting applications for a 100% (50 % IB, 50% MCB) time new senior level faculty member actively working at the interface between the fields of paleontology and evolutionary developmental biology; this position is[…]

An interview with Bill Harris

Posted by on July 6th, 2017

This interview by Aidan Maartens originally appeared in Development, Volume 143, Issue 13.    William ‘Bill’ Harris is Head of the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Fellow of both the Royal Society and Academy of Medical Sciences. His lab works on the development of the vertebrate[…]

June in preprints

Posted by on July 5th, 2017

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. See last year’s introductory post for background, and let us know if we missed anything We started this feature a year ago, and each month it’s taken a little longer to curate as more labs decide to deposit preprints alongside conventional channels of publication, and as this[…]

The Drosophila fly brings to light the role of morphogens in limb growth

Posted by on July 5th, 2017

• Scientists at IRB Barcelona clarify the function of the genes that drive wing development in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. • Published in the journal eLife, this study unveils that the Dpp morphogen is necessary for wing growth but that its gradient does not govern this process. • Understanding the development of limbs in[…]