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This year for Christmas, gift yourself with an amazing experience. Apply today for the 2018 CSHL Cell and Developmental Biology of Xenopus course.

Posted by on December 18th, 2017

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and if you are anything like me you are scrambling to try to get as much work done as possible before your holiday break. But while this frequently entails getting papers submitted, committee meetings completed, and experiments wrapped up, I also take the opportunity to reflect on[…]

Synthetic Materials for Human Organoid Generation and Wound Healing (The Journey)

Posted by on November 20th, 2017

Looking back on the journey of: Ricardo Cruz-Acuña and Miguel Quirós et al. Nature Cell Biology (2017) The Start  On August 2013, I took my first one-way trip departing from Puerto Rico. Although I have always been passionate about travelling to as many places (the cheapest way) possible, embracing the PhD-journey in a new city[…]

Regulation of cell polarity by EGF signaling controls both organ architecture and cell fate

Posted by on October 23rd, 2017

Scientists at DanStem discovered that cells’ sense of direction (cell polarity) determines their destiny. By discovering the signals that control cell polarity in the developing organism, scientists can now mimic it in a test tube and control the fate of human stem cells. The results accelerate the efforts to generate specialized cells, e.g. insulin-producing beta[…]

Two fully-funded PhD positions in Wnt trafficking at the LSI in Exeter

Posted by on October 9th, 2017

The process of subdividing a tissue into functional units represents a classic problem in pattern formation. Signalling proteins – so-called morphogens – orchestrate this process. The traditional view is that morphogens are released from local source and slowly diffuse through a neighbouring tissue to build up a gradient. As Wnt signals act as a key[…]

Layered patterning systems in hair development

Posted by on September 28th, 2017

The story behind our recent paper  ‘Hierarchical patterning modes orchestrate hair follicle morphogenesis‘ , finding that distinct patterning mechanisms can co-exist during embryonic organ formation.   From the spots of a leopard and stripes on a zebra to the pigmentation of sea shells and arrangement of sand dunes in a desert, repeating patterns are present[…]

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Cell Biology of Tubulogenesis and its impact on Cell Differentiation at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem)

Posted by on September 15th, 2017

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen   Background The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem has been established as a result of a series of international recruitments coupled with internationally recognized research groups focused on insulin producing beta cells and cancer research already located at the University of Copenhagen.[…]

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[…]

PhD position in cellular dynamics – Luschnig lab at University of Münster

Posted by on August 26th, 2017

  The Cluster of Excellence ”Cells in Motion“ (CiM) at the University of Münster invites applications for a   PhD student position (Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 65%) on   Cellular dynamics during epithelial morphogenesis in Drosophila   in the group of Prof. Stefan Luschnig at the Institute of Neurobiology. The position is available from[…]

The people behind the papers – Ivette Olivares-Castiñeira & Marta Llimargas

Posted by on July 21st, 2017

The Drosophila tracheal system is a powerful model for understanding the genetic and cell biological control of tubulogenesis. In their new PLoS Genetics paper, Ivette Olivares-Castiñeira and her PI Marta Llimargas of the Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona connect EGFR signalling to intracellular cell trafficking during tracheal morphogenesis. We caught up with Marta and Ivette to hear the story behind[…]

A New (and open-access!) Antibody Search Platform: BenchSci

Posted by on July 13th, 2017

Antibodies are one of the most commonly used research reagents. However, due to their innate variability, finding the right antibody can be a challenge. Scientists devote a significant amount of time sifting through the literature to find antibodies that have been shown to work under specific experimental contexts matching their research interests. This process often[…]