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The people behind the papers – Kana Ishimatsu, Tom Hiscock & Sean Megason

Posted by on June 12th, 2018

Somites are segmented structures  which give rise to numerous tissues in the vertebrate body. It has long been observed that somites scale in size with the overall size of the embryo, both as development proceeds and between individuals of different sizes, but the molecular underpinnings of this process have remained controversial. A new paper in[…]


Posted by on September 23rd, 2012

SCHOOL OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE ● Ref: RA876 £30,122 per annum                                                                 A postdoctoral position to investigate the role of microRNAs in skeletal muscle development and differentiation is available in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. The full time post will be part of a dynamic research group[…]

Building blocks

Posted by on October 19th, 2010

Somites are the building blocks of the vertebrae, skeletal muscle and dermis…literally and figuratively.  Somites define the segmented features of vertebrate embryos, and are repeated blocks of epithelial cells formed sequentially, from anterior to posterior, and at regular intervals on either side of the neural tube.  A paper in the November 1 issue of Development[…]