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1 PhD Position : Characterization of Hedgehog morphogens in vitro and in vivo

Posted by on October 18th, 2018

1 PhD Position : Characterization of Hedgehog morphogens in vitro and in vivo Hedgehog (Hh) morphogens play important roles in development and cancer, but their mode of extracellular transport to target cells is only poorly understood. Thus, we aim at the characterization of various unusual posttranslational regulatory mechanisms in Hh biology, such as Hh multimerization[…]

PhD position in computational morphogenesis

Posted by on October 15th, 2018

We invite students to apply for a PhD position in computational morphogenesis at the Gene Expression and Morphogenesis Unit ( at the Andalusian Centre for Developmental Biology (, in the charming city of Seville, southern Spain. The candidate will be co-supervised by Dr. Luciano Marcon and Dr. Juan R. Martinez-Moraes and will work in the[…]

Research Associate – Cardiac morphogenesis and development

Posted by on September 30th, 2018

The Bloomekatz laboratory in the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS is seeking a research associate to assist in our investigations of the fundamental mechanisms underlying cardiac morphogenesis and disease using zebrafish. Please see our website for further details on our research. The successful candidate will have an opportunity[…]

The toilet paper model

Posted by on August 3rd, 2018

  In LM Escudero´s group, we like developmental biology, mathematical biology and computational biology. We try to be imaginative and get inspiration from simple things… such as a toilet paper roll. Using this tool (and some computers), we claim that we have described a novel geometrical shape… You will be wondering… how do you do[…]

Blastoid: the backstory of the formation of blastocyst-like structure solely from stem cells.

Posted by on June 27th, 2018

In our recently published paper1, we showed that mouse stem cells self-organize into blastocyst-like structures, that we termed blastoids. Because blastoids can be generated in large numbers, can be finely manipulated, and implant in utero, they are a powerful tool to investigate the principles of pre- and post-implantation development. Here is the backstory of our[…]

Postdoctoral position on the mechanobiology of vertebrate morphogenesis

Posted by on June 4th, 2018

The Nerurkar Lab is looking for Postdoctoral Researchers with an interest in the interplay between molecular and mechanical aspects of vertebrate morphogenesis. Using the chick embryo, we combine live in vivo imaging, embryology and molecular genetics with engineering and physics approaches to study how developmental signals modulate physical forces that shape the embryo, and how[…]

Postdoctoral Positions — Neural crest stem cells, pigment pattern, adult form

Posted by on June 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Parichy lab at University of Virginia. The lab studies development using zebrafish and related species. Current emphases include hormonal control over post-embryonic neural crest stem cells, plasticity in cell state, evolution of novel cell types, and mechanisms of pattern formation and cell–cell communication within zebrafish and across Danio species.[…]

The people behind the papers – Samira Benhamouche-Trouillet, Evan O’Loughlin & Andrea McClatchey

Posted by on May 21st, 2018

Intrahepatic bile ducts (IHBDs) are epithelial tubular structures that transport bile from the liver to the intestine, but the molecules and mechanisms controlling IHBD morphogenesis have remained largely unclear. A a recent paper in Development reports an investigation into IHBD development and the role the tumour suppressor and cytoskeletal regulator Merlin plays in the process. We caught[…]

Mechanical cues as developmental pacers that orchestrate morphogenesis

Posted by on March 22nd, 2018

In these lines I share with you some details of our recently published Nature paper. I will comment how this project was started and details which are not included in the manuscript. Finally, I will briefly comment on some questions we are working on today and others we believe are worth addressing in the future.[…]

Postdoctoral Position – Imaging of adhesion dynamics and in vivo probing of tissue mechanics

Posted by on January 16th, 2018

Two postdoctoral positions are open at the Institute of Developmental Biology (IBDM) in Marseille (France) to visualize the dynamics of adhesion complexes and probe the cellular and tissue-level mechanics of developing embryos. Successful candidates will develop a project in the context of an interdisciplinary collaboration between the groups of Thomas Lecuit, a biologist, and Pierre-François Lenne,[…]