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Piecing together the squint puzzle

Posted by on July 27th, 2012

Here is the backdrop for our recent paper in Development, “Dorsal activity of maternal squint is mediated by a non-coding function of the RNA”:  This work follows up a previous publication from my laboratory where we showed that knock-down of maternal squint (sqt) or ablation of sqt-containing cells led to loss of dorsal structures in[…]

Loving zebrafish with all my heart

Posted by on June 8th, 2012

I would have thought that all organisms heal a broken heart the same way humans do (bad movies and cheap wine), but I was wrong.  Some organisms, such as zebrafish and newts, are able to regenerate heart tissue where injury, such as myocardial infarction, occurs.  Understanding tissue regeneration is a necessary leap in generating successful[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Zebrafish Lab at Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis Indiana, USA

Posted by on May 16th, 2012

A postdoctoral position is available in the zebrafish laboratory of Ryan M. Anderson at the Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana (http://www.wellscenter.iupui.edu/researchers/ryan-m-anderson). We use zebrafish as a genetic/epigenetic model to study pancreatic endocrine cell differentiation during development and regeneration. The fellow will study cell reprogramming in vivo using newly isolated mutants[…]

A wave from Quintay

Posted by on January 31st, 2012

The International course on Developmental Biology was a great experience, both instructive and mind-opening. All the students were shuttled to the remote and very small fishing village of Quintay, where the CIMARQ, the investigation centre where the course took place, is located. Originally a whaling station, this centre is dedicated to the instruction of professionals[…]

PhD student position at the British Heart Foundation Regenerative Medicine Laboratory

Posted by on January 26th, 2012

  EU Initial Training Network searches for 1 PhD Student CardioNeT – Our Initial Training Network in Cardiovascular Research offers 1 PhD student position at the British Heart Foundation Regenerative Medicine Laboratory, Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, University of Oxford, UK. Funded by EU’s FP7, CardioNeT comprises twelve partners from both the academic and[…]

PhD-student Position in Thalamus Development / Tissue Engineering in Zebrafish

Posted by on September 21st, 2011

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to study development and regeneration of the thalamus in zebrafish. Stroke is a prevalent and devastating disorder, and no treatment is currently available to restore lost neuronal function after stroke. In 10% of all stroke patients, a remote damage of the thalamus has been documented. We[…]

Final Day at The EMBO Meeting – Behaviour and lots of Movies!

Posted by on September 14th, 2011

The famous Richard Axel kicked off the last day in Vienna by presenting new data on how olfactory information is projected from the olfactory bulb to the cortex. After his keynote lecture, the talks in the plenary session continued with a focus on the brain and how it drives behaviour in different circumstances or environments[…]

7th European Zebrafish Meeting

Posted by on August 29th, 2011

During the European summer Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, is famously the place to be at while it hosts its world-renowned Festival. But this year it is also the place where the European Zebrafish Meeting was celebrated. The efforts of the Local and International Organizing Committees of the 7th European Zebrafish Meeting made this possible. As[…]

Young Embryologist Meeting 2011 (YEM:2011)

Posted by on February 15th, 2011

The Young Embryologist Meeting 2011 will be held at King’s College London on May 6th, 2011.

Zebrafish transgenes go ubiquitous

Posted by on December 7th, 2010

The Node’s staff has kindly asked me to write a little “behind the scenes” on our zebrafish paper released today in Development, “Ubiquitous transgene expression and Cre-based recombination driven by the ubiquitin promoter in zebrafish” (http://dev.biologists.org/content/138/1/169). The spark to pursue the project were the first conversations I had in spring 2008 with senior postdocs in[…]