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PhD position on tricellular junction dynamics in Drosophila at Münster, Germany

Posted by on March 25th, 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   Dynamics of tricellular junctions in Drosophila   in the group of Prof. Stefan Luschnig at the Institute of Neurobiology. The position will start at the earliest[…]

Organelle Assembly in Vivo: The Love-Hate Relationship of Thermodynamic and Active Processes

Posted by on March 6th, 2017

Comment on ”Independent active and thermodynamic processes govern nucleolus assembly in vivo”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114 (6), 1335-1340, (2017). Hanieh Falahati, Lewis–Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University. Eric Wieschaus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University.   The whole universe is moving toward disorder; this is the[…]

Meet Our Scientists VIDEO: Marco Milán: “To study how cells communicate with each other, perhaps the best model organism is the fruit fly”

Posted by on February 15th, 2017

The “Meet Our Scientists” video entitled “Our relative the fly” presents the research performed by Marco Millán on the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of tissue growth during normal development, tissue homeostasis, and tumorigenesis.     Marco Milán, ICREA research professor, leads the Development and Growth Control Laboratory at IRB Barcelona. In the[…]

Postdoctoral fellowship “Light sheet microscopy and computational image analysis of early animal morphogenesis” at IBDM Marseille

Posted by on February 14th, 2017

We are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral fellow to develop and apply high resolution light sheet microscopy in order to image cytoskeletal networks and adhesion complexes in developing embryos (e.g. Drosophila). We have recently developed a light sheet microscope for fast 3D imaging and we aim at including a new illumination scheme to achieve higher[…]

The fly reveals a new signal involved in limb growth

Posted by on January 9th, 2017

Researchers at IRB Barcelona identify a fundamental role of the JAK/STAT signalling pathway in the development and growth regulation of limbs in Drosophila. Published in Nature Communications, the study paves the way to research into the function of this pathway in vertebrate development and its possible involvement in human congenital diseases.   Many of the[…]

PhD and postdoc positions in Luschnig Lab to study tricellular junctions

Posted by on November 22nd, 2016

The group of Stefan Luschnig at the Cluster of Excellence “Cells in Motion” (CiM) and the Institute of Neurobiology, University of Münster, invites applications for a PhD student and postdoc position The positions are available from February 2017 for three years. The Luschnig group investigates developmental, cellular, and molecular aspects of epithelial biology using a[…]

Developmental biology offers the key to finding solutions for paediatric cancer, metastasis, and regeneration

Posted by on October 3rd, 2016

From today and until Wednesday, 150 scientists from around the world will debate plasticity and cell migration in the new gathering in the Barcelona Biomed Conference Series, organised by IRB Barcelona and the BBVA Foundation. The 18th conference in this series brings together biologists devoted to the study of development in animal models, specialists in[…]

Deep into the developmental origins of neural tumours with Drosophila

Posted by on July 12th, 2016

Caroline Dillard and Cédric Maurange (Aix-Marseille University, CNRS, IBDM, Marseille)   Drosophila neural stem cells as a cancer model Transformation of a cell into a cancer cell is a complex process along which the cell acquires hallmarks as diverse as resistance to differentiation, infinite proliferative potential, metastasis, resistance to cell death, genome instability (Hanahan and[…]

Postdoctoral position in chromatin and epigenetic control of Drosophila development

Posted by on June 30th, 2016

Stockholm University, Sweden, invites applications for one postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Professor Mattias Mannervik at the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute (http://www.su.se/mbw). The position is scheduled to start as soon as possible.   Transcriptional coregulators are proteins that facilitate communication between transcription factors and the basal transcription apparatus, in part by[…]

New insights into sex differences in Drosophila development and physiology

Posted by on May 27th, 2016

Bruno Hudry and Elizabeth J. Rideout Male and female fruit flies differ in many aspects of development and physiology. For example, males and females differ in abdominal pigmentation, sex comb formation, courtship behaviours, the development and wiring of the central nervous system, internal reproductive organs, and genital morphology. Many elegant studies on the genes that[…]