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Making of the nerve cord: The story of telling neural progenitors when and where not to divide

Posted by on May 5th, 2017

Comment on “Anterior-Posterior Gradient in Neural Stem and Daughter Cell Proliferation Governed by Spatial and Temporal Hox Control”, Current Biology 27, 1161-1172 (2017). Ignacio Monedero, Behzad Yaghmaeian, Stefan Thor. Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linkoping University, Sweden.   How cells are generated in proper numbers in order to form specific structures in an organism[…]

Postdoc position in the Frickel lab at Crick London

Posted by on May 5th, 2017

We are looking for a motivated, ambitious and collegial person interested in joining us as a postdoc to pursue projects centered around host-pathogen interaction in human stem cell derived macrophages. Prior exprience with stem cells or high throughput microscopy is required. Please contact Eva directly with your CV or with queries if you are interested.[…]

Lifecourse Biology Symposium (Sheffield, 13th-15th Sep 2017): From development to disease and the clinic

Posted by on May 5th, 2017

Please consider visiting us in Sheffield for this exciting symposium this September (register at lifecourse.group.shef.ac.uk). The symposium is being organised by Marysia Placzek, Stephen Renshaw and David Strutt on behalf of the Bateson Centre at the University of Sheffield (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/bateson). There is an array of outstanding external speakers already confirmed and the opportunity to present[…]

Postdoctoral Position-Biomechanics of Vascular Development-University of Pittsburgh

Posted by on May 4th, 2017

An NIH R01-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Beth Roman in the Department of Human Genetics at the University of Pittsburgh. This position provides an outstanding opportunity for cross-disciplinary training at the interface of physics and human health, requiring close collaboration with the laboratories of Dr. Lance Davidson (Bioengineering) and[…]

An interview with John Gurdon

Posted by on May 4th, 2017

On a bright, cold morning at the beginning of March, I went back to the institute I once worked in to interview the man after whom the place was named. Greeting me at the entrance, John Gurdon apologised for being a little late and asked if it was alright to delay the interview for five minutes[…]

New DMM Collection focused on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Posted by on May 3rd, 2017

A growing aging population means that age-dependent neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis are affecting increasing numbers of people, making research into these diseases more important than ever. As a crucial resource for researchers and to showcase the vital research being done in the field, Disease Models[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 144, Issue 9)

Posted by on May 2nd, 2017

Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   SEGGA: new software for analysing cell shape and dynamics Changes in epithelial cell shape and organisation are essential for tissue morphogenesis, regeneration and repair. In recent years, advances in microscopy have made it possible to capture these changes in living animals, but the quantitative[…]