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Bioscience Futures – enrich your career!

Posted by on August 31st, 2013

“If you’re looking for some really high quality career workshops specifically designed for doctoral and postdoctoral bioscientists then the Society for Experimental Biology’s new Bioscience Futures series could be just what you need!” I must admit to being somewhat biased when I write the above advertising strapline, since I am not only organsing the initiative[…]

This month on the Node- August 2013

Posted by on August 31st, 2013

August might be the month when most people go on holidays, but the Node was still full of activity! Here are some of the highlights:   Research – Stefano de Renzis wrote about his recent paper using powerful microscopy techniques to study the role of endocytosis in morphogenesis. – Tatsuya posted on what is like working with[…]

E-CRISP: Design of custom gRNA constructs

Posted by on August 30th, 2013

E-CRISP is now available under: Genome editing by applying the CRISPR/Cas system has been shown to be a promising new tool in genetics. CRISPR/Cas works by guided DNA double strand breaks (DSB) at specific loci in the genomic or exogenic DNA, where various kinds of sequence alterations can be introduced (exploiting the cellular DSB-repair[…]

The 1st European BioImage Analysis Symposium, Oct. 7 – 12, 2013 @ Barcelona

Posted by on August 30th, 2013

Image analysis is powerful and essential in modern biology. However, many people working on image analysis might be struggling with following problems: Which tool is appropriate to address my question? Who should I ask my very specific question about image analysis? I want to increase my skills, but I do not know how. I became[…]

The Node postcards!

Posted by on August 30th, 2013

Here at the Node we are very excited about our new conference giveaway- the Node postcards! We have selected a set of 4 beautiful images that have featured in the Woods Hole image competitions in the last few years: the dwarf cuttlefish, the E10.5 mouse embryo, the bat skeleton preparation and the set of Drosophila embryos. And[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Neuroscience : Sanford Research/USD Children’s Health Research Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

Posted by on August 29th, 2013

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN DEVELOPMENTAL NEUROSCIENCE is immediately available to study signaling factors that regulate cortical development using in vivo mouse models.  In this NIH-funded project, we explore signaling factors that influence the restricted proliferation of intermediate neural progenitors in the developing cerebral cortex.  We focus on regulators of small RhoGTPases, comprised of guanine-nucleotide exchange factors (GEFs)[…]

PhD Position in Barcelona

Posted by on August 27th, 2013

PhD student position at the IBMB-CSIC, Barcelona Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology We are looking for: Enthusiastic researchers with a BSc or Masters Degree in biomedical sciences with interest in Developmental Neurobiology Good academic records are required Good spoken and written command of English We offer: A highly multidisciplinary and competitive training programme in biomedical research. Access to[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 140, Issue 18)

Posted by on August 27th, 2013

Here are the highlights from the new issue of Development:   FGF10 function in the lung branches off Lung development in mice involves specification of the primary lung field followed by the formation of lung buds, which subsequently undergo outgrowth and branching morphogenesis to form the stereotypic bronchial tree. Localised expression of Fgf10 in the[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Vascular Biology : St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Posted by on August 25th, 2013

POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN VASCULAR BIOLOGY is available to study the cellular and molecular processes regulating the development of the lymphatic vasculature using in vivo mouse models. Highly motivated individuals who recently obtained a PhD or MD degree and have a strong background in developmental and vascular biology are encouraged to apply. Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a[…]

An interview with Marianne Bronner

Posted by on August 23rd, 2013

Marianne Bronner is a developmental biologist at the California Institute of Technology. At the International Society of Developmental Biology (ISDB) meeting in 2013 she was awarded the prestigious Conklin medal for her work on the cells of the neural crest. The Node interviewed Marianne at the ISDB meeting and asked her about her fascination for[…]