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PhD student position –  Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine

Posted by on December 15th, 2017

TheMax-Planck-Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Muenster, Germany has an opening for a PhD student (position-code 15-2017). The position The position is available in the group of Dr. Ivan Bedzhov that is focused on understanding the self-organization of early mammalian embryos and stem cells. The successful candidate will investigate the mechanisms of spatiotemporal organization and cell fate transitions of[…]

Two Positions for Ph.D. Students: Pancreas Development and Stem Cells

Posted by on November 22nd, 2017

          Two Positions for Ph.D. Students Pancreas Development and Stem Cells German Centre for Diabetes Research Dresden   We seek two talented, highly motivated young scientists to pursue Ph.D. studies on: (1) the metabolic programming and epigenetics of pancreas progenitors (2) the function and differentiation pathways of adult pancreas stem cells   The group[…]

Synthetic Materials for Human Organoid Generation and Wound Healing (The Journey)

Posted by on November 20th, 2017

Looking back on the journey of: Ricardo Cruz-Acuña and Miguel Quirós et al. Nature Cell Biology (2017) The Start  On August 2013, I took my first one-way trip departing from Puerto Rico. Although I have always been passionate about travelling to as many places (the cheapest way) possible, embracing the PhD-journey in a new city[…]

Silencing transposons during epigenetic reprogramming

Posted by on November 8th, 2017

Molecules called endosiRNAs help us avoid genetic chaos, according to a new study from a team at the Babraham Institute. Much of the human genome contains pieces of DNA called transposons, a form of genetic parasite. When active, transposons can damage genes so it is important to keep them inactive. At a certain point early[…]

Christmas Confetti lights to understand the embryonic origins of blood

Posted by on November 1st, 2017

My PhD focused in deciphering molecular mechanisms implicated in cell cycle regulation in embryonic and adult tissues. As many others in this field I became fascinated by the experiments by Yamanaka and colleagues and this prompted me to transition into the stem cell world. For this reason I joined Shannon McKinney-Freeman’s laboratory in 2012. Here,[…]

A glimpse of a dynamic cell fate decision

Posted by on October 27th, 2017

Andras Paldi, Daniel Stockholm, Alice Moussy How do phenotypic differences between cells of the same clonal origin emerge? How exactly does the transition between the initial and final phenotypes occur? What happens in the cell during the transition? When there are two or more options, how is the choice made between them? How long does[…]

An interview with Jayaraj Rajagopal

Posted by on October 5th, 2017

This interview by Aidan Maartens appeared in Development, Vol 144 Issue 19   Jayaraj (Jay) Rajagopal is a Principal Investigator at the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A Howard Hughes Medical Institute Faculty Scholar, his lab works on the development and regeneration of[…]

Postdoctoral Training Fellow – Quantitative Biology

Posted by on September 27th, 2017

SUMMARY   An exciting interdisciplinary opportunity has come up in the newly established Quantitative Cell Biology laboratory headed by Dr Silvia Santos. We are seeking a creative, highly motivated postdoc with a strong quantitative background, who enjoys working in a collaborative research environment, to investigate how cells decode signals and irreversibly commit to different cell[…]

An interview with George Daley

Posted by on September 22nd, 2017

This interview by Aidan Maartens appeared in Development, Vol 144 Issue 18 George Daley is Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. A former Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and President of the International Society for Stem Cell[…]

Laboratory Research Scientist

Posted by on September 20th, 2017

OVERVIEW   We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative Laboratory Research Scientist in the area of human embryology and stem cell biology to join Dr. Kathy Niakan’s laboratory. The lab has identified several signalling pathways that may be operational in the human embryo to regulate the establishment or maintenance of pluripotent epiblast progenitor cells[…]