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A Crumby affair: Cell ingression during gastrulation

Posted by , on 31 January 2017

Comment on “Crumbs2 promotes cell ingression during the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition at gastrulation” Ramkumar N, Omelchenko T, Silva-Gagliardi NF, McGlade CJ, Wijnholds J, Anderson KV. Nat Cell Biol. 2016 Dec;18(12):1281-1291   “It is not birth, marriage, or ...

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 3)

Posted by , on 31 January 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Evolving an atypical developmental programme with IMM The brown alga Ectocarpus has alternating haploid (gametophyte) and diploid (sporophyte) generations. ...

Lifemap: a zoomable interface for exploring the entire Tree of Life

Posted by , on 30 January 2017

“Nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution” (Dobzansky, 1973). Our knowledge of the evolutionary relationships between all known organisms, the so-called Tree of Life (ToL), is ...

Research Associate/Assistant post at University College London

Posted by , on 30 January 2017

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant/Associate within the Division of Infection & Immunity at University College London in Dr Gillian Tomlinson’s laboratory. We are seeking a highly motivated individual ...

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (11)

Posted by , on 27 January 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to ...

Let’s move to 4D-biology: building the embryonic inner ear!

Posted by , on 26 January 2017

Comment on Distribution of neurosensory progenitor pools during inner ear morphogenesis unveiled by cell lineage reconstruction, eLife 2017; 6:e22268 Sylvia Dyballa and Cristina Pujades Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu ...

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (10)

Posted by , on 26 January 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to ...

Postdoc position - near Washington DC

Posted by , on 25 January 2017

A position (#121670) is available immediately for a Postdoc Associate to contribute to our studies in neural crest and placodes. The Postdoc Associate will conduct independent research and assist in ...

The people behind the papers: Ehsan Pourkarimi & Iestyn Whitehouse

Posted by , on 25 January 2017

How does a developing embryo coordinate DNA replication with gene transcription? This fundamental question is the focus of today’s paper, recently published in eLife. We caught up with lead author Ehsan Pourkarimi ...

BSDB Gurdon Summer Studentship Report (9)

Posted by , on 25 January 2017

Established  by the British Society for Developmental Biology (BSDB) in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to ...

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