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Postdoctoral Training Fellow in Human Embryology and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory

Posted by on December 30th, 2016

CONTEXT   We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative postdoc in the area of human embryology and stem cell biology to join Dr. Kathy Niakan’s laboratory.   We have identified several transcription factors and components of key signaling pathways that are highly expressed in pluripotent epiblast cells of the developing human embryo. The pluripotent[…]

the Node in 2016

Posted by on December 23rd, 2016

2016 will live in infamy for many reasons, but perhaps we can seek a little catharsis in science, and in some of the wonderful developmental biology that the Node has  promoted this year.     This end of year roundup comes in two sections – the top 20 most read posts, and then some of[…]

The 12 GIFs of Christmas

Posted by on December 23rd, 2016

To celebrate the Yuletide, we put together the 12 Development GIFs of Christmas on Twitter, a celebration of the beauty and breadth of developmental biology in endless hypnotic loops that you could watch for ages.   Happy GIFmas!   🎄1/12 @Dev_Journal GIFs of Christmas🎄SPIM #zebrafish, from Bassi, et al. — the Node (@the_Node)[…]

Post-doctoral position @otago New Zealand

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic full-time Postdoctoral Fellow with a passion for developmental and molecular biology. Our research aims to understand adolescence idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) pathogenesis at the molecular and cellular level in order to transform the way AIS treatment is managed clinically. We have 2 key goals for this project: 1.[…]

Research Strategy and Communication Manager

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge Salary: £34,956-£46,924 Reference: PS11055 Closing date: 22 January 2017 Applications are invited for the position of Research Strategy and Communication Manager to provide high level scientific research and communication support for the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute (CSCI). The Institute will work[…]

Dynamic new roles for local RNA regulation in neural stem cells of the developing brain

Posted by on December 22nd, 2016

Debby Silver and Louis-Jan Pilaz Comment on Pilaz, at al. Current Biology. 26(24): 3383-3392   Neurons and glia of the developing brain are produced from an elegant cell cell type called radial glia. These stem cells are fascinating not only because of their inherent multipotent nature, but also because of their unique bipolar morphology. Radial glia are[…]

Postdoctoral Fellows (Two positions) in RNA Neurobiology at the Alonso Lab

Posted by on December 21st, 2016

Postdoctoral Fellows (Two positions) RNA Control of Neural Development and Behaviour Alonso Lab, University of Sussex Brighton, United Kingdom Two postdoctoral positions are available in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex supervised by Professor Claudio Alonso ( within the broad field of Molecular and Developmental Neuroscience. The aim of the project[…]

PhD Studentship: Impact of Cell & Gene Therapy on the Function and Molecular Regulation of Haematopoietic Stem Cells

Posted by on December 21st, 2016

Applications are invited for a 4-year Medical Research Council Industry CASE PhD studentship, which will be jointly supervised by Dr. Laurenti at the University of Cambridge and Dr. Francis at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), to commence in October 2017. The Laurenti laboratory combines state-of-the-art experimental and computational methods to study the unique biological and molecular properties of[…]

Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform Research Associate

Posted by on December 21st, 2016

Department/Location: Wellcome Trust – Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute, University of Cambridge Salary: £29,301-£38,183 Reference: PS11020 Closing date: 18 January 2017 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 March 2018 in the first instance. The Pluripotent Stem Cell Platform (PSCP) is a hub in the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform, a[…]

Vote for your favourite Development cover, 2016

Posted by on December 19th, 2016

*Winner announced!* With over 200 votes counted, the cover of Development’s Special Issue on Plant Development has won the voter’s favourite cover for 2016! The fruit bat came second, and in joint third the fly nervous system and the fly legs. A fitting variety of model organisms for a great year in developmental biology!    […]