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Stressed out: Mechanisms of how C. elegans copes with unfavorable environments

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

Sarah E. Hall Department of Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244   For over a century, the nature versus nurture debate has questioned the relative contributions of genetic sequences and the environment to the phenotype of an individual (Galton 1869). Genome-wide association studies in humans have shown that environmental stress experienced in utero or during[…]

Postdoctoral Positions – RNA pathways in development and disease – NIH/NCI

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

We have open postdoctoral positions in our lab. We are looking for researchers interested in understanding the mechanisms through which non-coding RNAs and RNA metabolic pathways regulate gene expression in mammals and how these mechanisms impact animal development and disease. Our lab uses a combination of mouse models and genetic tools together with biochemical and[…]

James Briscoe announced as Development’s new Editor-in-Chief – Editorial & Interview

Posted by on March 27th, 2018

This editorial and interview appeared in Development, Vol 145 Issue 6   A new Editor-in-Chief for Development Sarah Bray, Kate Storey, Katherine Brown   As many of you will be aware, The Company of Biologists initiated a search last year for a new Editor-in-Chief for Development, after Olivier Pourquié announced his intention to step down[…]

When the obvious fails, look at the unexpected: interneuron individual behavior affects the population migration.

Posted by on March 19th, 2018

The story behind our paper: Cell-Intrinsic Control of Interneuron Migration Drives Cortical Morphogenesis. Carla G. Silva, Elise Peyre, Mohit H. Adhikari, Sylvia Tielens, Sebastian Tanco, Petra Van Damme, Lorenza Magno, Nathalie Krusy, Gulistan Agirman, Maria M. Magiera, Nicoletta Kessaris, Brigitte Malgrange, Annie Andrieux, Carsten Janke, Laurent Nguyen   The research behind this article is a[…]

PhD position in Queen Mary University of London: Evolution of axis specification in annelid worms

Posted by on February 23rd, 2018

A PhD studentship is available for a project on the evolution of axis specification modes in spiral cleaving animals. The project will focus on the annelid species Owenia fusiformis, which occupies a key phylogenetic position as the sister lineage to all remaining annelids, and it has recently proven very informative for the study of animal[…]

Postdoc position (Francis Crick Institute, London): Developmental origins of health and longevity

Posted by on February 20th, 2018

An exciting opportunity to be part of a pioneering biomedical research institute, dedicated to innovation and science. A postdoctoral research post in the laboratory of Dr. Alex P. Gould is now available. We are looking for a highly motivated researcher to identify the, as yet unknown, molecular mechanisms by which dietary nutrients and oxidative stress[…]

Post Doctoral Position on Pancreas Development and Stem Cells

Posted by on January 15th, 2018

Post Doctoral Researcher  German Centre for Diabetes Research Dresden A post-doctoral position is available in the research group of Dr Anthony Gavalas. The group investigates the role of signaling pathways and metabolism in the late stages of endocrine pancreas development, the application of novel signals for the conversion of human pluripotent stem cells into functional[…]

Developmental biology: ‘not a confined, specified discipline’?

Posted by on January 10th, 2018

Catching up after the holidays, I finally got around to reading Scott Gilbert‘s recently published essay in PloS Biology. In case you haven’t seen it yet, the essay proposes that developmental biology is ‘the stem cell of biological disciplines’, and that many other areas of biology – such as cell biology, genetics, immunology, oncology and[…]

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[…]

An interview with Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard

Posted by on November 3rd, 2017

This interview by Katherine Brown originally appeared in Development, Vol 144 Issue 21 Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard is Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen, Germany. In 1995, she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine, along with Eric Wieschaus and Edward Lewis, for her work on the genetic control[…]