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PhD position available in annelid Evo-Devo in the Meyer Lab

Posted by on June 5th, 2019

A PhD position is available in the laboratory of Néva P. Meyer at Clark University in Worcester, MA USA (https://wordpress.clarku.edu/nmeyer/) beginning as early as August 2019 as follows: Spiralians are a great group of animals to study evolution of body plans in part because many spiralian taxa develop via a stereotypic and likely ancestral cleavage[…]

Tenure track faculty position in Neurobiology-University of South Carolina

Posted by on September 10th, 2018

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor with a research program in neurobiology. The successful candidate will be expected to establish an independent, extramurally funded research program focusing on cell-cell communication in neural development and/or disease. We are especially interested in[…]

Postdoc position on ageing in the Drosophila nervous system

Posted by on September 6th, 2018

BBSRC funded postdoc position in the laboratory of Natalia Sánchez-Soriano (https://sanchezlab.wordpress.com), to study the cell biology of neuronal ageing and the underlying mechanisms.     On this project you will study the harmful changes that neurons undergo at the subcellular level during ageing, and unravel the cascade of events that cause them. The focus will[…]

It’s in the head: How male and female fruit flies grow apart

Posted by on December 7th, 2017

A discussion of our recent paper: Annick Sawala & Alex P. Gould (2017). The sex of specific neurons controls female body growth in Drosophila. PLoS Biology, October 4 2017.   In the beginning… The story behind this study provides yet another example of where the pursuit of a few chance observations developed into an interesting project[…]

OIST Developmental Neurobiology Course 2017

Posted by on November 30th, 2017

Built into the side of a tree covered hill on a remote Japanese island  lies what at first sight appears to be a super-villain’s lair, or perhaps  the HQ of Jurassic Park. In fact we had arrived at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) for their 2 week Developmental Neurobiology Course. DNC is[…]

Postdoctoral & Technician Position Investigating the Cell Biology of Neurodegeneration

Posted by on February 10th, 2015

One postdoctoral and one technician positions, both fully funded for 3 years, are available in the laboratory of Dr. Natalia Sanchez-Soriano at the Institute of Translational Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, University of Liverpool, UK. We are seeking highly motivated, collaborative, interactive but independent candidates to study fundamental microtubule- and transport-related mechanisms underlying[…]

Want to attend Adult Neurogenesis 2015? Go as the official meeting reporter…

Posted by on January 12th, 2015

Adult Neurogenesis: Evolution, Regulation and Function May 6-8, 2015 – Dresden, Germany Website: http://www.abcam.com/AdultNeurogenesis2015 2015 is the 50th anniversary of Joseph Altman’s landmark discovery of adult neurogenesis. To celebrate, the fourth conference in Abcam’s Adult Neurogenesis meeting series this meeting will put the developmental process of adult neurogenesis and its regulation into the wider context[…]

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[…]

An interview with François Guillemot

Posted by on August 13th, 2013

This interview first appeared in Development. François Guillemot heads the Division of Molecular Neurobiology at the MRC National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR) in London. His research focuses on the transcriptional control of neurogenesis, adult neurogenesis and the epigenetic regulation of gene expression in neural development. François recently became an editor for Development, and we asked him[…]

SfN meeting: a 21st century event

Posted by on November 3rd, 2010

The annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience kicks off in San Diego at the end of next week, and there are a lot of interesting updates even for people who, like me, are sadly *not* attending. First of all, if you’re planning to go but haven’t yet registered, you can register on site, but[…]