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Making of the nerve cord: The story of telling neural progenitors when and where not to divide

Posted by on May 5th, 2017

Comment on “Anterior-Posterior Gradient in Neural Stem and Daughter Cell Proliferation Governed by Spatial and Temporal Hox Control”, Current Biology 27, 1161-1172 (2017). Ignacio Monedero, Behzad Yaghmaeian, Stefan Thor. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Sweden.   How cells are generated in proper numbers in order to form specific structures in an organism[…]

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 studentship available: Chemical systems biology in zebrafish

Posted by on October 27th, 2010

We are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates, with a physical sciences background, and an interest in biology, to carry out a PhD to establish zebrafish as a model organism for chemical systems biology with which to carry out high-throughput chemical biology screens. The zebrafish is a well-established vertebrate model organism due to its amenability[…]