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In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 2)

Posted by , on 31 December 2013

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Peri important role for Notch Pericytes are specialised cells that wrap around the endothelial cells of the vasculature to ...

Evo-Devo PhD Position (Molecular Evolution) in Cologne, Germany

Posted by , on 31 December 2013

From early 2014, a PhD studentship is available in the Panfilio lab to investigate hypotheses of macroevolutionary change in gene function.  The aim is to address the evolution of the ...

In time of revision: of Wingless and morphogens

Posted by , on 27 December 2013

In time of revision: of Wingless and morphogens Alfonso Martinez Arias The recent publication of the important work of C. Alexandre, LA. Baena and JP. Vincent on the molecular requirements ...

Mechanics in the embryo and the evolution of gastrulation

Posted by , on 27 December 2013

I am a former diploma student in Emmanuel Farge’s team “Mechanics and genetics of embryonic and tumoral development” (Paris). Watching embryos could only convince me of Lewis Wolpert’s famous claim ...

Post-doc position in computational modelling of planar polarity

Posted by , on 24 December 2013

This Wellcome Trust-funded post-doc position is available to carry out computational modelling of coordination of planar polarity as part of an interdisciplinary team using Drosophila epithelial development as a model ...

RI Christmas Lectures 2013- Developmental Biology in the spotlight

Posted by , on 20 December 2013

The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures are an annual event where science is celebrated and young people are inspired. This year’s lectures celebrate the Life Fantastic, and will showcase the excitement, ...

Stem cells need beauty sleep too!

Posted by , on 20 December 2013

With the pre-festive season and the long winter darkness that accompanies it, it is appropriate to wonder how daylight/darkness cycles affect our biology. Regular daily variations such as daylight/darkness cycles ...

Outreach activity - Extracting DNA from kiwi fruit

Posted by , on 20 December 2013

DNA extraction from fruit is an easy experiment that makes a great demonstration for kids’ science fairs. I ran a DNA extraction stall at Oxford’s Wow!How? family science fair a ...

MRC DTA 4-Year PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology and Medicine

Posted by , on 19 December 2013

  Organisation: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Studentship starting: October 2014 Application Deadline: 10th January 2014 Interviews: 14th February 2014 We invite applications from committed and ...

MRC 4-yr PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology and Medicine - 'Physical Biology of Stem Cells'

Posted by , on 19 December 2013

Organisation: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Studentship starting: 01 October 2014 Application Deadline: 1st April 2014 Interview Date: 29th April 2014 Programme Overview: This studentship is targeted to ...

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