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Embryonic development inspires regenerative medicine

Posted by on November 27th, 2017

The European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) in Barcelona and IRB Barcelona bring together leading scientists in the conference “Morphogenetic Engineering”, an event supported by the BBVA Foundation. The merge of various disciplines of developmental biology is key to enhancing our knowledge of tissue development and repair, processes that find their most direct applications in regenerative[…]

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[…]

Ph.D. positions in Developmental Biology, Morphogenesis, Cardiovascular Biology-University of Mississippi

Posted by on October 13th, 2017

  Our research seeks to investigate the fundamental question of how cardiac cells sense and respond to their environment. Focusing on tissue interactions we seek to understand the mechanisms underlying the regulation of morphogenic and identity transformations that occur during development and disease. We use the assembly of the heart tube in zebrafish as our[…]

Postdoctoral Associate – Cell Polarity and Development of the Inner Ear

Posted by on May 28th, 2017

    How do we perceive sounds, gravity or head movements? It all starts during development, when sensory cells in the inner ear acquire a crown of motion detectors known as the stereocilia bundle. The Tarchini laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms that corral and layer stereocilia into a functional bundle, a highly polarized architectural process that,[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Postdoc: Comparative epithelial morphogenesis

Posted by on July 23rd, 2016

From autumn 2016, a postdoctoral research position is available in the Panfilio lab to investigate morphogenesis of the insect extraembryonic (EE) membranes. These simple epithelia are highly dynamic in their role as transient, protective covers for the embryo. The aim is to understand how EE morphogenesis works at multiple levels of biological organization, from cellular[…]

Forgotten classics- Principles of morphogenesis

Posted by on March 10th, 2016

  Gustafson, T., Wolpert, L. (1967) Cellular movement and contact in sea urchin morphogenesis. Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 42, 442-498. Recommended by Thomas Lecuit (IBDM- Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille)   In the beginning of his famous 1969 paper on positional information, Lewis Wolpert states that “the central problem of the development[…]

Controlling development in a flash: optogenetic modulation of cell contractility during Drosophila morphogenesis

Posted by on February 24th, 2016

Morphogenesis, the shaping of tissues and organs, is driven by a series of events that proceed in a coordinated manner, both spatially and temporally. Such events include changes in cell shape, cell adhesion, and cell migration, which happen at a precise developmental stage in single cells or cell collectives. The detailed study of morphogenetic processes[…]

Identification of a mechanism by which cells interact with their milieu

Posted by on February 23rd, 2016

Researchers at IRB Barcelona and CSIC discover a mechanism through which the cells of an organism interact with their extracellular matrix   The cells of an organism interact not only with each other but with the extracellular matrix that surrounds them. Increasing evidence is unveiling the relevance of this structure—which is secreted by the cells[…]