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Post-Doctoral Positions in Evolutionary Developmental Biology

Posted by on January 23rd, 2015

Fully funded post-doctoral positions are available to investigate molecular, genetic and cell biological mechanisms of development in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis in the Gibson lab at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.  Broad project goals are: 1) To utilize established genome engineering and advanced imaging methods to investigate the morphogenesis of polarized epithelia during early[…]

Postdoctoral Position for Evolutionary Neurobiologist at the EMBL/CRG Systems Biology Unit

Posted by on January 23rd, 2015

Our laboratory, at the EMBL/CRG Systems Biology Unit in Barcelona, is looking for an excellent and highly motivated postdoc to study the functions and evolutionary impact of neural-specific alternative splicing in vertebrates. The major goal of the project – funded by the European Research Council (ERC) – is to understand the in vivo functions and[…]

Stem cells…now showing in 3D

Posted by on January 22nd, 2015

    Growing organs in vitro is one of the ultimate dreams of any stem cell biologist. As such, it seems obvious that some of these organs will need to be grown in 3D. This is why stem cell 3D culture systems are very fashionable among scientists. They are increasingly successful and a fair amount[…]

Reaching out – the many faces of science outreach

Posted by on January 20th, 2015

This Spotlight was first published in Development.   The days of the solitary scientist toiling away within the isolation of the academic ivory tower are something of the past. This is not only true when actually doing science, as projects become more collaborative and global, but also when considering the relationship between scientists and the public. Science outreach is something that most[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 3)

Posted by on January 20th, 2015

Here are the highlights from the new issue of Development:   Invadosomes: aiding axonal invasion Invasive cells such as immune and metastatic cancer cells form protrusions known as invadosomes, which mediate adhesion to the underlying substrate and induce extracellular matrix degradation – thus promoting invasiveness. On p. 486, Timothy Gomez and colleagues demonstrate that invadosomes[…]

Help the Node by completing our survey!

Posted by on January 19th, 2015

The Node was launched almost 5 years ago, and it is now time to revise its design and functionalities. We have created a short survey that will help us gather your feedback. Please take a few minutes to complete it- the Node is here for the community, and we need your input to know how[…]

A day in the life of a Honeybee lab

Posted by on January 19th, 2015

Welcome to the Lab for Evolution and Development. The lab is situated in the deep south of New Zealand in the quaint Scottish inspired little city of Dunedin. 1/5 of the population of Dunedin is made up of students and the University is considered the heart of the Dunedin community. I was a student here[…]

Applications for the 122nd Embryology Course at the MBL in Woods Whole, MA are due February 2nd.

Posted by on January 16th, 2015

We invite you to apply for admission to the longest-running course in the history of Embryology. An intensive six-week laboratory and lecture course for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and more senior researchers who seek a broad and balanced view of the modern issues of developmental biology. Limited to 24 students. The integrated lectures and[…]

The Node in York

Posted by on January 14th, 2015

In our first visit of the year will be to York, in the north of England! Our community manager Cat Vicente will be at the department of Biology this Friday (16th of January) to give two talks about careers in publishing and science communication: – 10.30 a.m. – Coffee and Careers session, aimed at PhD students[…]

Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology – Inaugural 2015 Meeting

Posted by on January 14th, 2015

We welcome you to join us for the inaugural meeting of the Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology, which will be held on the Clark Kerr Campus at the University of California Berkeley from August 5-9, 2015.  The meeting will feature an exciting lineup of 22 invited plenary speakers with an incredible diversity of approaches[…]