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Lab Technician in Developmental Biology at the University of Maryland near Washington DC

Posted by on May 31st, 2017

A position (#123028) is available immediately for a Research Technician/Faculty Specialist to contribute to our studies in neural crest and placodes. The Technician will conduct research, assist in the training of students, and take part in the management of the laboratory of Dr. Lisa Taneyhill at the University of Maryland. Laboratory skills should include the[…]

Vote for a Development cover – Woods Hole Images 2015, Round 2

Posted by on May 31st, 2017

The Woods Hole Embryology Course, which will celebrate its 124th birthday this year, is a continual source of beautiful images (and videos) of development. Since 2011 the Node has run a competition for the community to pick the best images from a given year –  the winning pictures become immortalised as Development covers. Below you will find 4 images from[…]

Grant writing tips for PhDs and Post Docs

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

Like most things in life, research requires funding and scholarships. This becomes increasingly apparent as researchers progress through their career. At some point, everyone has to jump on the funding treadmill. For many researchers, the first experience of a grant application process may be applying for postgraduate scholarships for their masters/PhD. While I never pursued[…]

One week left to register to the Developmental Biology Gordon Research Conference

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

The programme ( covers a wide a range of exciting subjects such gene regulatory networks, mechanics, stem cells, regeneration, organoids, and evolution. The conference will be preceded by a two-day symposium designed exclusively for students and post-docs. (+2 rating, 2 votes)Loading…

Going format-free

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

This Editorial originally appeared in Development, Volume 144, Issue 11   Katherine Brown, Olivier Pourquié   As some readers will already be aware, we have recently introduced a new ‘format-free’ submission policy. We’ve been delighted by the early feedback on this – from what we’re hearing, this has been a popular move and will help make[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 11)

Posted by on May 30th, 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Getting MAD in meiosis In meiosis I, homologous chromosomes must pair and form crossovers to ensure appropriate chromosome alignment and segregation. During this process, as in mitosis, the spindle assembly checkpoint (SAC) functions to detect misaligned chromosomes at metaphase. This delays anaphase to enable[…]

Postdoctoral Associate – Cell Polarity and Development of the Inner Ear

Posted by on May 28th, 2017

    How do we perceive sounds, gravity or head movements? It all starts during development, when sensory cells in the inner ear acquire a crown of motion detectors known as the stereocilia bundle. The Tarchini laboratory investigates the molecular mechanisms that corral and layer stereocilia into a functional bundle, a highly polarized architectural process that,[…]

The SDB-BSDB interview chain: Yusuff Abdu interviews Claire Bromley

Posted by on May 26th, 2017

Each year, the British and US societies for Developmental Biology have their annual meeting, the BSDB‘s usually in April, the SDB‘s usually in July. The winner of the student poster prize in each of the meetings gets the chance to go to the other society’s meeting the following year. Beginning in 2012, the Node began getting the winners together for[…]

The people behind the papers: Gabriel Krens and Carl-Philipp Heisenberg

Posted by on May 25th, 2017

Cell sorting is a critical process during development, as differently specified cells are segregated to the right parts of the embryo. Differences in cell adhesion and cortical tension are thought to be crucial to this process, but the mechanics have been difficult to probe in vivo. This week’s paper, published in the current issue of[…]

Post doc in drosophila disease model development, Acies Bio, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Posted by on May 24th, 2017

A postdoctoral H2020 funded position is available, to develop a deeper understanding of the relevance of in vivo Drosophila models to study pathologies of disease, within Acies Bio – a research driven biotech company based in Slovenia. We welcome applicants who hold a PhD in a relevant subject, or are nearing completion. A successful candidate would be an[…]