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Assistant Professor of Evo-Devo

Posted by on November 10th, 2011

California State University Monterey Bay Tenure Track- Full Time Starting Date Fall 2012 The Department of Biology in the Division of Science and Environmental Policy, California State University Monterey Bay invites applicants for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Evolutionary Developmental Biology.  Candidates should have a PhD in Biology or related field at time of[…]

Hair follicle stem cells – the hairy truth

Posted by on November 10th, 2011

Next time you curse your hair for your bad hair day, consider thanking it instead.  The hair follicle has populations of stem cells that aid in skin regeneration after injury, and a recent Development paper unravels a new role for the transcription factor Lhx2 in this process. Populations of epithelial stem cells in hair follicles[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 138, Issue 23)

Posted by on November 8th, 2011

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development: Skin-deep dermal niches Hair follicle formation in the epidermis depends on signals from the underlying dermis and normally only occurs during late embryonic and early neonatal life. However, epidermal activation of β-catenin can induce follicle formation in adult mouse skin. One possible explanation for this[…]

Dates for your calendar

Posted by on November 7th, 2011

Dates for your calendar This is a selection of upcoming dates of interest, but it’s by no means an exhaustive list. We’ll try to do these once in a while, but don’t hesitate to write your own posts to let people know about similar deadlines, or leave a comment below. Also make sure to check[…]

Assistant Professor – Universidade de São Paulo

Posted by on November 7th, 2011

Assistant Professor Universidade de São Paulo Tenured Faculty position in Evo-Devo The Department of Zoology, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil invites applicants for a tenured appointment in Evolutionary Developmental Biology at the level equivalent to that of Assistant Professor (Professor Doutor). Candidates should have a strong research focus on the developmental mechanisms[…]

Assistant/Associate Professor position in epigenetics, chromatin, and small RNA biology

Posted by on November 5th, 2011

The Department of Biology at Syracuse University (SU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position to support ongoing interests in epigenetics, chromatin, and small RNA biology at SU. We seek applicants who utilize biochemical, genetic, and/or genomic approaches to address chromatin- and/or small RNA-based mechanisms of epigenetic regulation within a developmental context such as,[…]

Mammalian Genetics and Development Workshop

Posted by on November 2nd, 2011

THE MAMMALIAN GENETICS AND DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP A meeting of the Genetics Society Venue: UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH Date: November 17th 2011. Organisers: Nick Greene, Andrew Ward & Andrew Copp The Mammalian Genetics and Development Workshop is an annual meeting covering any aspects of the genetics and development of[…]

Parenting in Science

Posted by on October 31st, 2011

After the interview with Ottoline Leyser was posted last week, a discussion on Twitter focussed on the last part of the interview, about parenting. That interview question referred to a little booklet Leyser published a few years ago, after winning the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award in 2007. The book, called “Mothers in Science: 64[…]

This month on the Node – October 2011

Posted by on October 31st, 2011

What was new on the Node this month? Here are a few of the highlights from October: MacArthur genius grant for Yukiko Yamashita Sasha Terashima interviewed Yukiko Yamashita, one of this year’s MacArthur Fellows. The MacArthur foundation hands out “genius grants” of half a million dollars to a select group of people in all areas[…]

November desktop calendar

Posted by on October 28th, 2011

It’s that time of the month again, when we upload the desktop calendar for next month. This time an image that you may remember from April – either from the contest on the Node or from the pub quiz at the BSDB meeting. It’s a sea biscuit during metamorphosis from larval to adult stage. This[…]