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Post-doctoral scientists - stem cell niche biology (skin), RIKEN CDB, Japan

Posted by , on 31 July 2012

We are seeking to appoint post-doctoral researchers to study microenvironmental regulation of stem cells in mammalian skin. The aim of our group is to gain a better understanding of the ...

This Month on the Node - July 2012

Posted by , on 31 July 2012

What was new on the Node this past month? “Developments in development” essay competition Congratulations to Joanna Asprer and Máté Varga, whose essays were selected by the judges in our ...

Uncovering the unexpected: New visions from the 3’ end of squint

Posted by , on 31 July 2012

Here I share the background story on my graduate work that was recently published in Development, “Dorsal activity of maternal squint is mediated by a non-coding function of the RNA”: ...

SDB Meeting on Twitter

Posted by , on 30 July 2012

You’ve probably already read Patricia Gongal’s summary of the recent SDB meeting (and if not, go do that now!) but many others have also reported from Montreal through Twitter. We’ve ...

Piecing together the squint puzzle

Posted by , on 27 July 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 ...

Travelling Fellowships

Posted by , on 25 July 2012

Do you need to learn a new technique?  Are you planning a collaborative visit?  If so please have a look at our Travelling Fellowships – http://www.biologists.com/fellowships.html.  The next deadline is ...

7 PhD fellowships available at SZN, Italy

Posted by , on 25 July 2012

Open University – Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn International Ph.D. Program: 7 Positions on offer, 2012 – 2013 7 Ph.D. fellowships are available to carry out interdisciplinary training in Biological Sciences ...

In Development this week (Vol. 139, Issue 16)

Posted by , on 24 July 2012

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development:   Less air, more muscle repair Oxygen levels in stem cell niches are often lower than those in surrounding ...

SBD 2012 Annual Meeting Highlights

Posted by , on 23 July 2012

Montreal is open and friendly, and this spirit was captured by the 71st annual SDB meeting that just wrapped up in this great city. The conference atmosphere was relaxed and ...

Back from the MBL

Posted by , on 22 July 2012

I take on the story where my colleagues left it, one week now after leaving MBL and the embryology course behind. Settled into my normal life, I look back and ...

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