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Post-doctoral Position in tendon development, Paris, France

Posted by on May 30th, 2014

A postdoctoral fellowship for 3 years is available from October 2014 in Delphine DUPREZ’s team, located in the Developmental Biology laboratory in Paris (bio– The team focuses on tendon and muscle development using animal models. The objective of the project is to better understand the molecular pathways involved in tendon development. The project will involve[…]

GATA6 and the power of single cells

Posted by on May 29th, 2014

Any mammal who celebrated Mother’s Day earlier this month realizes how important mothers are for us and the tight bond between them and their children. Forget clean shirts and packed lunch every day; for us developmental biologists, there is no better reflection of this bond than the extraembryonic membranes that support the growth of the[…]

Research assistant – Electron microscopy

Posted by on May 28th, 2014

We are looking for a Research Assistant to join the Electron Microscope (EM) Facility based in the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology at the University of Oxford. The successful candidate will assist the EM Facility Manager in two main areas. The first is the day-to-day running of the facility, which will include preparation of[…]

It’s decision time!

Posted by on May 27th, 2014

Decisions, decisions…aren’t those one of our main worries? It is certainly the everyday worry of a stem cell! Understanding stem cell decisions is a central question in the field: how do stem cells manage to keep the right balance between self-renewal (make identical copies of themselves) and differentiation (produce specialized cells)? How do stem cells[…]

Researchers identify a new suppressor of breast metastasis to the lung

Posted by on May 27th, 2014

The research headed by Roger Gomis at IRB Barcelona, with the collaboration of Joan Massagué, describes that the loss of the suppressor RARRES3 promotes the colonization of breast cancer cells in the lung. RARRES3 could prove to be a useful marker to identify patients with a greater risk of metastasis, as well as providing a[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 11)

Posted by on May 27th, 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Enhanced maturation of induced neurons The ability to reprogram human fibroblasts to neurons in vitro has opened up unprecedented opportunities in disease modelling and cellular therapeutics. Despite this breakthrough, a major challenge in the field is the limited phenotypic and functional maturation of the[…]

Reviews editor at Development – maternity cover position

Posted by on May 22nd, 2014

Development: Associate Reviews Editor (Stem Cells) (Maternity Cover) Based in Cambridge, UK We are currently seeking applications for the role of Associate Reviews Editor for the stem cell field at Development – as a full time maternity cover position. Joining an experienced, expanding and successful team, this is an exciting opportunity to make a significant[…]

Giving scientific ideas a voice (and a video)

Posted by on May 20th, 2014

Explaining new scientific concepts can be a daunting task for anyone involved in outreach. We are constantly trying to come up with ways to explain, show and describe theories and ideas step by step. I’ve recently stumbled across a new app (albeit only available on ipad) called Adobe Voice that could help out scientific communication.[…]

Funded PhD position studying developmental migration of Drosophila immune cells

Posted by on May 20th, 2014

FULLY FUNDED PhD POSITION Regulation of immune cell migration during development in Drosophila Seeking highly motivated, intelligent and creative student with lab experience and either a bachelor’s or a master’s degree to join a research group studying cell migration at IST Austria for their PhD. The developmental cell biology team of Professor Dr. Daria Siekhaus[…]

Woods Hole images 2014 round 1- vote for a Development cover

Posted by on May 19th, 2014

Every year we give the Node readers the chance to choose their favourite images from a selection of great pictures taken by the students of the Woods Hole Embryology course. Last year you chose 4 beautiful images that featured in the cover of Development, and now is time to make your choice again! Below are 4 great images[…]