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Post-doctoral position in Skeletal Evo-Devo: Canada

Posted by on October 28th, 2016

A post-doctoral position is available in the Franz-Odendaal Bone Development Lab to study the developmental basis of the vertebrate ocular skeleton in a comparative context. Highly motivated and independent individuals with excellent interpersonal skills are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will take a key role in our research program which spans evo-devo, developmental genetics[…]

PhD studentship in Cardiff – Intestinal stem cells in Drosophila

Posted by on October 28th, 2016

I am looking for talented and driven candidates to apply for a position in a 4yr-PhD programme and join my laboratory at the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute (Cardiff University). The studentship is funded by the South-West Doctoral Training Partnership of the BBSRC and starts September 2017. The project aims at understanding how adult[…]

Preprints: biomedical science publication in the era of twitter and facebook

Posted by on October 27th, 2016

Earlier this week, I took part in a workshop on preprints – organised by Alfonso Martinez-Arias and held in Cambridge, UK. Inspired by the ASAPbio movement in the States, Alfonso felt it would be useful to bring discussion of the potential value of preprints more to the forefront in the UK. Happily, he was able to[…]

Research Associate (Laurenti Lab)

Posted by on October 26th, 2016

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge Salary: £28,982-£37,768 Reference: PS10005 Closing date: 03 November 2016 Post-doctoral fellow: healthy ageing of human haematopoietic stem cells. Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 October 2019 in the first instance. The Wellcome Trust-Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem[…]

Wellcome Trust Four Year (1+3) PhD Programme in Stem Cell Biology & Medicine

Posted by on October 26th, 2016

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge Reference: PS10545 Closing date: 05 January 2017 Studentships starting October 2017 Stem Cell Biology Stem cells are defined by the dual capacity to self-renew and to differentiate. These properties sustain homeostatic cell turnover in adult tissues and enable repair and[…]

PhD studentship in Manchester – zebrafish head development

Posted by on October 26th, 2016

We are looking for highly motivated and talented candidates for a 4yr-PhD programme in the laboratory of Dr Toki Takahashi at the University of Manchester. This studentship is funded by the BBSRC DTP and will start in September 2017. The overall aim of the project is to understand how our head is formed by combining[…]

Internship for undergraduate students – IIMCB – Poland

Posted by on October 26th, 2016

The Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics headed by Cecilia L. Winata was established in partnership with the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research (MPI-HLR). The focus of our research is to elucidate the gene regulatory networks and epigenetic mechanisms regulating various aspects of developmental biology as the initial step towards understanding human genetic[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Signaling Mechanisms

Posted by on October 25th, 2016

Postdoctoral Position open at: Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute, La Jolla, California   An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to investigate the signaling functions of retinoic acid (RA) during mouse embryo development. Our laboratory has reviewed recent advances in this field: Cunningham, T.J. and Duester, G. Mechanisms of retinoic acid signalling and its roles[…]

The people behind the papers: Joseph Pickering & Matthew Towers

Posted by on October 25th, 2016

So far in this series, we’ve featured fly nuclear pores, lizard tails, squid eyes and mouse digits, and heard from researchers working in Germany, the US and Canada. Today, we switch model system and geographical location once again. The work was published recently in Development, and uses timed inhibition of sonic hedgehog signalling during chick[…]

2017 CSHL Cell and Developmental Biology of Xenopus/SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

Posted by on October 21st, 2016

29 March – 11 April 2017 Cold Spring Harbor Lab Xenopus course: Xenopus is remarkable for modeling human diseases including birth defects, cancer, and stem cell biology. Xenopus has and continues to make a major impact in our understanding of cell and developmental biology. Students are encouraged to target their own genes of interest using CRISPR technology and[…]