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(Developmental) Biology around the internet- May 2014

Posted by on May 19th, 2014

Here is May’s round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: – This month was a sad one for science, as two renowned  scientists passed away: Robin Holliday and developmental biologist Julian Lewis. – The Royal Society announced their new fellows list, including several developmental biologists: Cliff Tabin, Liam[…]

Use it or Lose it: Insights on neuronal connections in the vertebrate retina

Posted by on May 18th, 2014

This is the final post from our developmental neurobiology seminar this semester. Two students wrote about our discussion of the importance of neuronal activity during synaptogenesis and their professor combined and edited the pieces. As usual, we focused  on development in the vertebrate retina. Hope you’ve enjoyed our contributions, we’ve enjoyed sharing our new-found understanding.[…]

Cosy Science talk- How do cells communicate to build tissues?

Posted by on May 16th, 2014

Cosy Science is an informal pub gathering where scientists talk about their research over a pint of beer (or glass of wine!) with anyone who is interested in listening. It is mostly a monthly event, taking place at The Cittie of Yorke pub in London, and everyone is welcome!   As you may know, The Company of Biologists[…]

Postdoctoral Associate in epithelial growth and morphogenesis

Posted by on May 16th, 2014

Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute Stockholm University is a leading European university offering a multicultural environment in one of the world’s most dynamic capital cities. With more than 60,000 students and 5,000 staff, the University facilitates individual and societal development by providing top quality education that is tightly linked to its internationally recognized[…]

Postdoctoral position in lung development

Posted by on May 16th, 2014

A postdoctoral fellowship is available for at least three years at the SciLifeLab, Stockholm, Sweden. Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research http://www.scilifelab.se/. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. The position is associated with[…]

Scientific Copy Editor (Maternity Cover)

Posted by on May 15th, 2014

The Journal of Experimental Biology is the leading journal in the field of comparative physiology and publishes papers on the form and function of living organisms, from the molecular and subcellular to the integrated whole animal. We are currently seeking applications for the role of full-time Scientific Copy Editor to provide maternity cover. The role[…]

Sweet Swiss…Zebrafish?!

Posted by on May 15th, 2014

There are several things that could bring me to Switzerland. I guess that the Alps, cheese, and swiss chocolate would be 3 top-choices, I could talk about Swiss army knives and watches too, but I would never assume that the reason for my Switzerland visit would be… zebrafish. Of course not just as the ordinary[…]

Open study hopes to put STAP in the past

Posted by on May 12th, 2014

This article is a re-post of an article published at the F1000Research blog on the 8th of May, 2014. Eva Amsen is the outreach director of F1000Research.     Many of you will have been following the STAP stem cell saga: In January, researchers from Japan announced in Nature that they had produced induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells)[…]

Grasping tendon development with the zebrafish

Posted by on May 9th, 2014

by Jessica Chen and Jenna Galloway   Animals can contort their bodies into a diversity of movements: running, jumping, climbing, and swimming to name a few. All of these movements are possible because tendons transmit the force produced by the muscles to the bones. Most of us do not pay much attention to our tendons[…]

Intern, Journal of Cell Science

Posted by on May 8th, 2014

Journal of Cell Science is looking for an enthusiastic intern who wishes to gain experience in science publishing. Journal of Cell Science publishes primary research articles and a well-regarded front section of reviews and topical comment. Joining an established and successful team, including Academic Editor-in-Chief Michael Way, the internship offers an ideal opportunity to gain[…]