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Postdoc positions in Cancer biology, Angers lab at the University of Toronto.

Posted by on May 24th, 2017

Two Post-Doctoral positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Stephane Angers in the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy (www.angerslab.org), University of Toronto, to develop strategies to inhibit developmental signalling pathways in cancer. Our laboratory is studying the genetic circuitry important for cancer development to identify vulnerabilities that could be harnessed for the development of[…]

DrosAfrica: Background and Workshops

Posted by on May 24th, 2017

Introduction to the DrosAfrica project The contribution of scientific research in shaping societies is increasingly significant. However, African researchers make up only around two per cent of the world’s academic research community. One of the central problems for African science is poor quality and quantity of research-based education. We believe that basic scientific research could[…]

Obituary: Tokindo S. Okada (1927-2017)

Posted by on May 24th, 2017

This obituary by Hisato Kondoh and Harukazu Nakamura first appeared in Development, May 15th 2017.      Tokindo S. Okada (here referred to as TSO) was one of the leaders who steered developmental biology in new directions when this field was at its turning point around 1980. He also made invaluable contributions to the creation of a global[…]

Post doc in human lung development, Gurdon Institute, Cambridge

Posted by on May 24th, 2017

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant/associate to join the group of Dr Emma Rawlins at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge to work on the regulation of human lung development with the long-term aim of developing strategies for regenerative medicine (http://www.gurdon.cam.ac.uk/research/rawlins). Our recent research has focused on cellular mechanisms of lung development, homeostasis[…]

A day in the life of an Oikopleura Lab

Posted by on May 23rd, 2017

The recent bloom of genomic data from all of life’s kingdoms is revealing a novel perspective of gene loss as a pervasive source of genetic variation with a great potential to generate phenotypic diversity and to shape the evolution of gene networks. How do genes become dispensable and subsequently lost? Are patterns of gene loss[…]

PhD studentship in Epithelial cell renewal

Posted by on May 22nd, 2017

Research assistant position for subsequent appointment as PhD fellow in ‘Epithelial cell renewal’ to join the Sedzinski lab. The Danish Stem Cell Center (DanStem) at Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a Research assistant subsequent appointed as PhD fellow to join the Sedzinski group starting September 2017[…]

“STEM for All” – 170 videos of federally-sponsored science research in USA, happening online in video showcase

Posted by on May 19th, 2017

Happening now: 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase! Innovations in science are happening all over the nation! Visit the science videos at the 2017 STEM for All Video Showcase, funded by the National Science Foundation. Interact with the community by asking questions, getting answers, and voting for your favorite video! Support STEM education and let[…]

An interview with Eric Wieschaus

Posted by on May 18th, 2017

I had started to become a little worried when I didn’t see Eric on the opening day of the conference, but it turned out that his plane to Germany had been delayed by the snowstorms blanketing the Eastern seaboard of the US and he made it in the end. Between sessions later on, we found a slightly[…]

A postdoctoral position to study role of Par-3 in E-cadherin recycling and signalling

Posted by on May 17th, 2017

A postdoctoral BBSRC funded position is available to study role of Par-3 in E-cadherin recycling and signalling in the group led by Dr Natalia Bulgakova http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/bms/research/bulgakova The focus of the Bulgakova group is on discovering roles and regulation of cell-cell adhesion using Drosophila as a model organism. We have recently discovered that the protein Par-3[…]

The evolution of an axon guidance model: from chemotaxis to haptotaxis

Posted by on May 16th, 2017

The canonical model The publication of Marc Tessier-Lavigne’s seminal Cell papers (1, 2) in 1994 describing the identification of netrin1 (from the Sanskrit word, netr, meaning “one who guides”) was a defining moment in my graduate career. My friends and I talked about those papers for weeks, from the incredible technical feat, the biochemical purification[…]