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“Smells Like Development” - The 73rd Society for Developmental Biology Meeting

Posted by , on 30 September 2014

Hosted in beautiful Seattle, the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) held its 73rd Annual Meeting on the University of Washington campus in (mostly) sunny July. Here researchers from around the ...

USA Tenure Track Faculty Position, University of Chicago, Department of Neurobiology

Posted by , on 30 September 2014

The University of Chicago’s Department of Neurobiology seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty. Appointments can be made at any rank from Assistant Professor to Professor, and in any area of neurobiology. Candidates ...

The Future of Research Symposium:

Metrics: The Folly of Hoping for X whilst Rewarding Y

Posted by , on 29 September 2014

This is the third of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic ...

The Future of Research Symposium:

The Structure of the Workforce

Posted by , on 25 September 2014

This is the second of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic ...

Faculty Position in Developmental Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University

Posted by , on 25 September 2014

We invite applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Developmental Biology. We welcome colleagues whose research activities will complement our existing focus areas in neurosensory systems, neurodegeneration, cancer and other ...

Postdoctoral postions in Systems Stem Cell Biology

Posted by , on 24 September 2014

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Systems Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (PI Aryeh Warmflash) at Rice University (Lab website) . We use human embryonic stem cells as a model ...

Towards a synthetic embryo

Posted by , on 24 September 2014

Waddington, whose writings on the epigenetic landscape continue to influence developmental biology to this day, called the developing embryo “the most intriguing object that nature has to offer”(Waddington, 1966). The ...

The Future of Research Symposium:

How Scientists are Trained

Posted by , on 23 September 2014

This is the first of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic ...

When real life becomes equations: Control of Epiblast and Primitive Endoderm specification during mouse preimplantation development.

Posted by , on 23 September 2014

During mouse preimplantation development, the zygote divides and forms three distinct lineages: one embryonic called the Epiblast (Epi) and two extraembryonic called trophectoderm (TE) and Primitive Endoderm (PrE). The first ...

In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 19)

Posted by , on 23 September 2014

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Modelling fate decisions in the early mouse embryo In the early embryo, the first fate decision separates the trophectoderm ...

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