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Posted by on June 5th, 2018

The story behind FOXL1+ telocytes You can find our recently published Nature paper here   Our story began two decades ago when my mentor, Klaus H. Kaestner, identified and cloned the transcription factor FOXL1, as being expressed in the mesenchyme of the mouse fetal gut (Kaestner et al. 1997). The position of FOXL1+ mesenchymal cells[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Mouse Oogenesis.

Posted by on June 5th, 2018

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Lei Lei, in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of Michigan Medical School.   The research in the Lei lab focuses on cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying mammalian oogenesis. We are particularly interested in how the primordial follicle pool (i.e. ovarian reserve) forms[…]

Postdoctoral position on the mechanobiology of vertebrate morphogenesis

Posted by on June 4th, 2018

The Nerurkar Lab is looking for Postdoctoral Researchers with an interest in the interplay between molecular and mechanical aspects of vertebrate morphogenesis. Using the chick embryo, we combine live in vivo imaging, embryology and molecular genetics with engineering and physics approaches to study how developmental signals modulate physical forces that shape the embryo, and how[…]

Lab Technician University of Utah

Posted by on June 4th, 2018

Looking to conduct research in molecular biology and genetics? We are looking for a lab technician to assist in research on muscle stem cells, development, regeneration, disease, and evolution. More details about our research can be found at http://www.kardonlab.org/. Technician will assist in management of a mouse colony as well as conduct supervised research (leading to[…]

Evolution of Sensation, 6th GOEvol Meeting – Registration until July 15th 2018!

Posted by on June 4th, 2018

Dear Colleagues and students, the GOEvol consortium proudly presents its 6th meeting #Sensation @GOEEvolution 2018 taking place in Göttingen from September 27th to 28th 2018. The perception of environmental stimuli, their processing and integration is essential for any organism. Apart from the more familiar senses like hearing, seeing or tasting, there are sensory tasks performed[…]

May in preprints

Posted by on June 1st, 2018

Welcome to our monthly trawl for preprints in developmental biology (plus those hopefully relevant for developmental biologists). May featured the usual catch of fascinating and beautiful work across the spectrum in the field, from Hox in mice and beetles, doublesex in beetles and bees, and three spinal cord regeneration preprints (incuding one using lampreys!). Our[…]

Postdoctoral Positions — Neural crest stem cells, pigment pattern, adult form

Posted by on June 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Parichy lab at University of Virginia. The lab studies development using zebrafish and related species. Current emphases include hormonal control over post-embryonic neural crest stem cells, plasticity in cell state, evolution of novel cell types, and mechanisms of pattern formation and cell–cell communication within zebrafish and across Danio species.[…]

Student and PostDoc events at the BSDB Spring meeting 2018

Posted by on May 31st, 2018

At the 2018 Spring Meeting in Warwick, the PhD and PostDoc representatives organises a series of events for young researchers. These ranged from asking questions such as “What is the secret to success?” through to some crafty synthetic biology and ending with the award of the 2018 BSDB writing competition. A huge thanks to Michelle Ware and Alexandra[…]

Visualizing data with R/ggplot2 – It’s about time

Posted by on May 31st, 2018

The visualization of temporal data by line graphs has been documented and popularized by William Playfair in the 18th century (Aigner et al, 2011; Beniger and Robyn, 1978). Today, time-dependent changes are still depicted by line graphs and ideally accompanied by a measure of uncertainty (Marx, 2013). Below, I provide a ‘walk-through’ for generating such a[…]

Royal Society PhD Studentship (4 Years)

Posted by on May 31st, 2018

Applications are invited for a four year PhD studentship funded by The Royal Society to conduct research under the supervision of Dr Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri at the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience. Title: Role of placental endocrine malfunction in the programming of disease in offspring Closing date: 17th June 2018 For more details about the[…]

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