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PhD position in Cell Biology of Neuronal Differentiation at the University of Manchester

Posted by on October 17th, 2016

  Applications are invited from highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals for a BBSRC DTP funded PhD position in the laboratory of Dr. Raman Das at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester. This position will commence in September 2017.   This project builds on our recent discovery of a new form[…]

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[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 137, Issue 24)

Posted by on November 23rd, 2010

Pak1-ing a punch in lumen formation The generation and maintenance of correct lumen size and shape is essential for the function of tubular organs. Now, Monn Monn Myat and co-workers report that p21-activated kinase (Pak1) plays a novel role during lumen formation in Drosophila embryonic salivary glands (see p. 4177). The researchers show that Pak1[…]