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drosophila.me - manage your fly stocks and crosses

Posted by , on 26 February 2016

Some time ago I wrote about a webpage I’ve created to manage genetic fly crosses. In that past post, I’ve promised a new version of the software, and I’m happy ...

Funded places available for the workshop 'Metabolism in Development and Disease'

Posted by , on 26 February 2016

  Places are still available for early career scientists interested in attending The Company of Biologists workshop ‘Metabolism in Development and Disease’. This is a unique opportunity to interact with ...

Eight post-doctoral and technical posts in the molecular endocrinology of bone and joint disease, Imperial College London

Posted by , on 25 February 2016

Professors Graham Williams and Duncan Bassett have 6 full-time posts (5 years each) and 2 shared appointments (with Dr Jacques Behmoaras, Medical Research Council, 4 years each) to fill. You ...

Mouse-human neural crest chimeras: Not only a matter of black and white

Posted by , on 25 February 2016

The neural crest arises between neural and non-neural ectoderm and represents a somatic cell type with unique properties of multipotency. The neural crest cells (NCCs) migrate throughout the body and ...

Moving proteins within living embryos using light

Posted by , on 24 February 2016

By Clare Buckley and Rachel Moore One of the things that we find most challenging about working with whole vertebrate organisms is how we can tie ourselves in knots trying ...

Postdoctoral position in mouse genetics and morphogenesis available at UCSF

Posted by , on 24 February 2016

A postdoctoral position is available to study the cellular basis of morphogenesis in vertebrate craniofacial development. This work will integrate mouse molecular genetic approaches with live cell imaging, cell biology ...

Controlling development in a flash: optogenetic modulation of cell contractility during Drosophila morphogenesis

Posted by , on 24 February 2016

Morphogenesis, the shaping of tissues and organs, is driven by a series of events that proceed in a coordinated manner, both spatially and temporally. Such events include changes in cell ...

Question of the month- preprint servers

Posted by , on 24 February 2016

Last week saw ASAPbio, a meeting that discussed the role that preprints can play in the life sciences (for a an introduction to preprints check out this video or this wikipedia page).  Those ...

From Stem Cells to Human Development- applications open!

Posted by , on 24 February 2016

  In 2014, Development organised a very successful meeting on how the use of stem cell technologies can inform our understanding of human development (you can read about it here or watch ...

Exciting and Frightening - Book review of GMO Sapiens by Paul Knoepfler

Posted by , on 23 February 2016

ISBN 9789814678537 – 28USD/18GBP The idea of human germline genetic modification is too close for comfort right now. However, society in general does not seem to realise the proximity of ...

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