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BSCB BSDB Joint Spring Meeting Report

Posted by , on 28 July 2016

The BSDB had its joint Spring Meeting with the BSCB earlier this year in April (10th -13th). It was my first time at the Meeting, which had been enthusiastically sold ...

Molecular mechanisms of neurogenesis in the developing forebrain and peripheral nervous system

Posted by , on 27 July 2016

The laboratory of Developmental Genetics is looking for a PhD student to study the molecular mechanisms of neurogenesis in the developing mouse nervous system. The student will have to apply ...

Life's symphony: a fusion of art and science to display the beauty of development

Posted by , on 26 July 2016

Mark Hintze and Diana Gradinaru introduce their collaborative animation about the wonders of developmental biology.   How are you built?  How do you become the shape and form that you are? How are ...

How fish grew limbs and moved onto land

Posted by , on 25 July 2016

Fin to limb transition was a crucial evolutionary adaptation necessary for the vertebrate land invasion in the late Devonian around 400 MY ago. Without this key event, I would not ...

From our sister journals - July 2016

Posted by , on 25 July 2016

Here we highlight some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.         Aging zebrafish an ideal model Mice have been the traditional model ...

Postdoc: Comparative epithelial morphogenesis

Posted by , on 23 July 2016

From autumn 2016, a postdoctoral research position is available in the Panfilio lab to investigate morphogenesis of the insect extraembryonic (EE) membranes. These simple epithelia are highly dynamic in their ...

The Doctor of Delayed Publications - the remarkable life of George Streisinger

Posted by , on 21 July 2016

It seemed like an ordinary morning, with the lecture on Drosophila genetics due to start at 8 o’clock. But when the professor walked in something remarkable happened: instead of starting ...

PhD position in stem cell biology

Posted by , on 20 July 2016

The Paridaen lab at the European Research Institute for the Biology of Ageing (ERIBA) in Groningen, The Netherlands, is looking for a PhD student on Stem cell biology. Stem cells ...

The dynamics of chromatin when life begins

Posted by , on 20 July 2016

Fertilization marks the start of life. This is followed by highly coordinated epigenetic reprogramming that allows protamine-histone exchange, zygotic genome activation, and the generation of a totipotent embryo. However, the ...

In Development this week (Vol. 143, Issue 14)

Posted by , on 19 July 2016

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Gestational stress: at the heart of birth defects Congenital heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of human ...

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