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Postdoc position in stem cell biology in the Jensen Group at The University of Copenhagen

Posted by on December 27th, 2017

The Jensen group (affiliated to DanStem) is looking to recruit a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral researcher to our highly dynamic research group. Our research/The group We wish to understand how the intestinal epithelium forms and how adult stem cells in the forming organ are specified during development. The intestinal epithelium is associated with numerous[…]

The BSDB’s advocacy strategy

Posted by on December 26th, 2017

The BSDB will soon publish its next newsletter. An important topic in that issue will be communication within our community and advocacy of Developmental Biology. See here a preview of the contribution by our communications officer Andreas Prokop describing the BSDB’s advocacy strategy. The BSDB’s advocacy strategy As argued in a recent PLoS Blog, there[…]

Senior Research Technician

Posted by on December 22nd, 2017

We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic research technician to join Professor St Johnston’s research group at the Gurdon Institute. The group works on how epithelial cells polarise using Drosophila as the model organism.   The post holder will be responsible for maintaining the fly stocks for the group and helping with research projects,[…]

Graduate Students and postdoc calls

Posted by on December 21st, 2017

INSTITUTO DE BIOLOGIA MOLECULAR DE BARCELONA                         PARC CIENTIFIC DE BARCELONA We are seeking for highly motivated and competitive graduate students or postdocs to apply to the following calls:   AYUDAS PARA LA FORMACIÓN DE PROFESORADO UNIVERSITARIO (FPU) 2017 CONTRATOS JUAN DE LA CIERVA (JDC) INCORPORACION Y FORMACION 2017   Two projects are available:   –[…]

Spindle asymmetry drives non-Mendelian chromosome segregation

Posted by on December 20th, 2017

I studied molecular mechanisms of faithful chromosome segregation in mitosis and meiosis during my PhD and wanted to continue studying chromosome segregation but from a different angle. While looking for a postdoc lab, I learned about a phenomenon called meiotic drive where the selfish genetic element preferentially segregates into the egg during female meiosis in[…]

The Stem Cell Niche Conference 2018

Posted by on December 20th, 2017

The aim of the Nice Conference is to provide a niche for presentations of the latest basic research in stem cell and developmental biology and to stimulate exchange of ideas. Organized by Novo Nordisk Fonden together with DanStem, the aim of the Nice Conference is to provide a niche for presentations of the latest basic[…]

Tenure-Track Group Leader Position in Pancreatic Cancer Biology

Posted by on December 20th, 2017

The University of Copenhagen, DanStem, seeks to appoint a Tenure-Track Group Leader Position in Pancreatic Cancer Biology to the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) to commence April 1, 2018 or after agreement. The position is for six years with possible extension depending on the outcome of a peer review. Background The[…]

The people behind the papers – Alok Javali, Aritra Misra & Ramkumar Sambasivan

Posted by on December 20th, 2017

Neuromesoderm progenitors are a population of stem cells that contribute to the neural tube and somite-forming paraxial mesoderm, and promote axial growth of the vertebrate embryo. In the latest issue of Development, a new paper addresses the transcriptional control of fate determination in this fascinating cell lineage. We caught up with co-first authors Alok Javali and[…]

Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Drosophila Neurogenetics Laboratory

Posted by on December 19th, 2017

Laboratory: The Arbeitman Laboratory at Florida State University, College of Medicine studies the molecular-genetic basis of complex reproductive behaviors, using Drosophila as a model. Projects: The laboratory has NIH-funded ongoing projects to understand Drosophila courtship behaviors, using a range of approaches, including neural circuit based studies and cutting-edge, single-cell genomic-scale approaches. In addition to[…]

Biocurator/ontologist position with FlyBase & Virtual Fly Brain

Posted by on December 19th, 2017

We are seeking to recruit a biocurator/ontologist to contribute to two Drosophila databases: Virtual Fly Brain (VFB) and FlyBase. If you are looking for a fulfilling, fly-related career away from the bench, and enjoy the challenge of organizing complex data and presenting it clearly and concisely, then this is the job for you! We will[…]