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Woods Hole images 2014 round 2- the winner

Posted by on March 30th, 2016

The results are out! The winner of this year’s movie round from the 2014 Woods Hole Embryology course is… the Drosophila embryo imaged in 7 channels!   Here are the full results: Fly embryo (Dorso-Ventral Split): 29 Fly embryo (Sections): 32 Fly Eye Disk: 10 Fly Embryo (7 channels): 76     Many congratulations to Connie Rich (University[…]

Postdoctoral Scientist – Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms of Aging

Posted by on March 29th, 2016

Marine Biological Laboratory | Woods Hole, MA | Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications A postdoctoral research position is available at the Marine Biological Laboratory, in the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Gribble. The MBL is a premier venue for scientific discovery, attracting the world’s leading scientists and students for more than 125 years ( Qualified[…]

Obituary: Hans Meinhardt (1938-2016)

Posted by on March 29th, 2016

This obituary first appeared in Development.   Patrick Müller and Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard reflect on the life and career of their colleague Hans Meinhardt.   Hans Meinhardt, a pioneer in the field of theoretical biology, died on 11 February 2016 in Tübingen. He made numerous important contributions to developmental biology by spearheading the use of mathematical models[…]

Database Administrator and 2 Software Developer positions at Xenbase

Posted by on March 24th, 2016

Xenbase, the Xenopus model organism database (MOD), is building it’s developer team. We a looking to hire 2 software developers and a database administrator. These positions are based at the University of Calgary, at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Ideally, we like to find people who have some biology background,[…]

Lectureships in Biological Sciences, UEA, Norwich

Posted by on March 23rd, 2016

New Lectureships are available in the School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich. We are looking for dynamic individuals who complement and extend the activities in BIO in both research and teaching. BIO’s research portfolio includes: Cell and Developmental Biology, Cell signalling, Musculoskeletal Biology, Cancer, Matrix Biology, RNA Biology and more information can[…]

Labome releases Validated Antibody Database (VAD) version 2.2

Posted by on March 22nd, 2016

Developmental biologists use antibodies extensively to study the gene expression during different stages.  However, there is a lack of specific antibodies against many proteins related to development.  In addition, some antibodies yield unspecific and/or irreproducible results.   To help alleviate this antibody quality and specificity problem, Labome sought to organize antibody applications cited in formal[…]

Postdoctoral Scientist (m/f)

Posted by on March 22nd, 2016

Max-Planck-Institut für molekulare Biomedizin   The Max-Planck-Institute for Molecular Biomedicine in Muenster, Germany has an opening for a Postdoctoral Scientist (position-code 07-2016) The position is available in the DFG Emmy Noether junior group of Dr. Ivan Bedzhov that is focused on understanding the self-organization of the pluripotent lineage in mammalian embryos at the time of[…]

Question of the month- brain organoids

Posted by on March 21st, 2016

Last week, Development announced a special issue on organoids. In vitro organogenesis is a burgeoning new field, with applications in the study of human development, drug testing and ultimately the possibility of producing functional organs in the dish that could be used for transplantation. Every new technological advance brings with it a new set of ethical issues, and[…]

Developing the auxin-inducible degradation (AID) system for versatile conditional protein depletion in C. elegans

Posted by on March 19th, 2016

By Liangyu Zhang and Abby F. Dernburg    The nematode Caenorhabidis elegans is among the most widely used and powerful model organisms for studying mechanisms underlying cellular and developmental processes. Although a variety of approaches for conditional protein expression have been developed in C. elegans, available tools for conditional protein depletion are far more limited,[…]

From our sister journals- March 2016

Posted by on March 18th, 2016

Here is some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.           Drosophila as a model to study human disease The latest issue of Disease Models & Mechanisms highlights the translational impact of Drosophila research. In this issue, Moulton and Letsou review several Drosophila models of human inborn errors of[…]