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Funded places for early-career researchers at a human brain development & evolution workshop

Posted by on March 8th, 2018

This summer, the Company of Biologists, the not-for-profit publisher of Development, is running a Workshop on ‘Development and evolution of the human neocortex‘, organised by Victor Borrell, Wieland Huttner and Arnold Kriegstein. The Company of Biologists Workshops provide leading experts and early career scientists from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds with a stimulating environment for the cross-fertilisation[…]

ERC-funded postdoctoral-grade Research Fellow (m/f) in Comparative genomics/Single-cell transcriptomics of animals

Posted by on February 8th, 2018

A 2-year Postdoc position in “Comparative genomics and single-cell transcriptomics” is available at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology, in the research group headed by Andreas Hejnol.

EvoCELL Research Fellow (PhD candidate) in Mesoderm Evolution: Formation of gonads and germ line during early embryogenesis

Posted by on February 8th, 2018

There is a vacancy for a PhD position (Early Stage Researcher) for a fixed term of 3 years at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology affiliated with the project “Mesoderm Evolution”. This PhD position is subject to funding by the MSC Innovative Training Network “EvoCELL”. EvoCELL is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network aiming at studying the evolution of cell-types and tissues in a diverse array of vertebrates and invertebrates.

How to build and evolve a nervous system

Posted by on November 20th, 2016

Author Summary of “A gene regulatory network for apical organ neurogenesis and its spatial control in sea star embryos”.   Alys M. Cheatle Jarvela, Kristen A. Yankura, Veronica F. Hinman Development 2016 143: 4214-4223; doi: 10.1242/dev.134999 Very similar cell types are found across the animal tree of life. Much of animal diversity, therefore, arises not from the formation of new cells, but[…]

How many and which genes for multicellularity?

Posted by on August 9th, 2016

My research interest is the evolution of multicellularity. How did cells ‘learn’ to communicate with each other to build a structure that is more complex than its parts and shows new emergent behaviour? Which and how many new genes would be required to transform a unicellular ancestor into a well-organised multicellular structure? The Nature Communications[…]

Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology – Inaugural 2015 Meeting

Posted by on January 14th, 2015

We welcome you to join us for the inaugural meeting of the Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, which will be held on the Clark Kerr Campus at the University of California Berkeley from August 5-9, 2015.  The meeting will feature an exciting lineup of 22 invited plenary speakers with an incredible diversity of approaches[…]

Postdoctoral Position – Explaining Development, Evolutionary Novelty, and Evolvability

Posted by on November 18th, 2014

The Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in conjunction with the project “Integrating Generic and Genetic Explanations of Biological Phenomena,” sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation. This project brings together scholars in philosophy and biology to address[…]

Evolution of the First Nervous Systems II

Posted by on November 29th, 2013

What is the earliest Phylum of metazoans to possess what we would recognize as a nervous system? Did earlier organisms have all the components of a nervous system in the absence of what we would recognize as neurons? What is a neuron? Did nervous systems evolve independently more than once? Where were all the molecular[…]

PhD position Comparative development of mesodermal cell types in invertebrates

Posted by on April 27th, 2013

PhD Position “Comparative development of mesodermal cell types in invertebrates” available