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Revive Postdoc Program – Permanent Call

Posted by on March 13th, 2013

 The Revive Postdoc program offers up to 3 years fellowships to young scientists in stem cell research. A PERMANENT CALL for application is open, candidates must be first selected by a Revive host lab prior to apply to the program. The following Revive research labs are currently seeking for candidates to apply in 2013: ·[…]

Abstract Submission for 8th European Zebrafish Meeting is approaching

Posted by on March 12th, 2013

The 8th European Zebrafish Meeting, 9-13 July, Barcelona welcomes proposals from all areas of zebrafish research for consideration for oral and poster presentation. This meeting will gather together researchers from all over the world to discuss the recent discoveries in the zebrafish field. All communications will be presented either as oral or poster presentations. Don´t[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 140, Issue 7)

Posted by on March 12th, 2013

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Mammary gland RankL-ed into making milk Extensive remodelling of the mammary gland during pregnancy generates milk-producing lobuloalveolar structures. During remodelling, multipotent stem cells proliferate and differentiate into lineage-committed progenitor cells, which subsequently differentiate into mature epithelial cell types. It has been proposed that progesterone[…]

PhD programLaunching

Posted by on March 12th, 2013

WELCOME to the INFORM PhD Program! The INFORM program (INformation Flow and ORganization at the Membrane) sets up an interdisciplinary consortium at the site of Scientific Park of Luminy in Marseilles, gathering 12 laboratories in Biology, Mathematics and Physics. The objective is to quantitatively understand the biochemical and mechanical basis of cell signaling at different[…]

The Post-Doctoral Treadmill

Posted by on March 11th, 2013

Like most things in life, research requires funding. This becomes increasingly apparent as researchers progress through their career. At some point, everyone has to jump on the funding treadmill. For many researchers, the first experience of a grant application process may be applying for postgraduate funding for their masters/PhD. While I never pursued this option[…]

Becoming a confident scientific speaker

Posted by on March 9th, 2013

Like needles in a haystack, interesting speakers that bring charisma and rock n’ roll to their talks are hard to come by. No matter what the research interests of the audience, these speakers hypnotize the audience with their funny analogies and the confidence in their data. Leaving the audience inspired to run back to the[…]

A website for PostDocs and PhDs

Posted by on March 8th, 2013

After a life in science, some of those years getting paid, some of those years not, I decided to set up a website to help PhDs and PostDocs with decisions on what to do next with short shorties of people that have or are going through similar experiences. I also hope to help share a[…]

Stripes and Stem Cells

Posted by on March 7th, 2013

You didn’t stop developing once you were born (or hatched).  Our infant selves barely resemble ourselves as adults, thankfully, and stem cells play an important role in this continued development.  A recent paper describes the identification of a stem cell niche that generates the melanophores that are responsible for the color patterning in adult zebrafish.[…]

Regenerative Medicine: From Biology to Therapy: 30 October-1 November 2013

Posted by on March 6th, 2013

Regenerative Medicine: From Biology to Therapy 30 October-1 November 2013 Few topics in contemporary medicine have attracted more attention than stem cells and their potential for enabling the discovery of new regenerative therapies. The aim of this new Wellcome Trust Scientific Conference is to understand the biology that underpins the success or failure of regeneration,[…]

EMBO Workshop: Morphogen Gradients

Posted by on March 4th, 2013

We are pleased to announce that an EMBO Workshop on Morphogen Gradients will be held in Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, UK from 26 – 29th June 2013. Registration is now open: The goal of this workshop is to bring together biologists, physicists and imaging specialists to discuss how morphogen gradients are generated and interpreted.[…]