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Unexpected role of Hunchback in retinal glia cell development

Posted by on January 24th, 2018

In our recently published work, we applied dynamic genome wide expression profiling of eye-antennal imaginal discs of Drosophila melanogaster to reveal Hunchback as central factor in retinal glia cell development. Here is the abstract: Drosophila melanogaster head development represents a valuable process to study the developmental control of various organs, such as the antennae, the dorsal[…]

Explaining Developmental Biology to non-specialists

Posted by on January 24th, 2018

The BSDB recently initiated an advocacy campaign, starting with (1) the gradual development of the best arguments that can be used as elevator pitches in discussions, presentations, applications or publications, and (2) the collation of support resources which were first published on the BSDB website and are now present in improved version on The Node.[…]

Advances in stem cell biology course – 1 week to register!

Posted by on January 24th, 2018

This two-week Institut Pasteur course combines lectures and practical sessions that incorporate leading edge technologies to address questions in stem cells biology in the context of organogenesis and regeneration in different organisms.       The application deadline has been extended to January 31st 2018 Find out more here:       (No Ratings Yet)Loading…

Funded places for ECRs in plant development workshop

Posted by on January 23rd, 2018

In April, The Company of Biologists is hosting a workshop ‘Cellular gateways: expanding the role of endocytosis in plant development‘, organised by Jenny Rusinova, Takashi Ueda and Daniel van Damme. There are around 10 funded places available for early career scientists to attend the workshop, along with the 20 speakers. Deadline for applications = 16[…]

Postdoc in lung organoids – Gurdon and Stem Cell Institutes, Cambridge

Posted by on January 23rd, 2018

  Wellcome Trust Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute and Wellcome Trust/MRC Stem Cell Institute Salary – £25,728 – £29,799 or £31,604 – £38,833 Closing date: 16th February, 2018 Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research assistant/associate to work on functional validation of targets for lung regeneration using human organoids. This project will be jointly supervised[…]

Group leader positions at the Turing Centre for Living Systems (Marseille, France)

Posted by on January 22nd, 2018

CENTURI seeks to attract outstanding physicists, mathematicians or computer scientists with a theoretical and/or computational biology project. The selected candidates, who are expected to bridge biology and other disciplines will be affiliated to two institutes and will be offered competitive funding. PDF for the call.   Application informations Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with a complete list[…]

Digital Scientific Writer Traineeship

Posted by on January 19th, 2018

Hi Guys, Over the past fews years I’ve done a lot of SciComm and really enjoyed everything I learned and all the experiences I got from running PhD websites and the Pint of Science Ireland events. As many researchers are looking to get experience in scientific writing we’ve put together a “Digital Scientific Writer Traineeship”[…]

Matthew Cobb: What makes great biology?

Posted by on January 19th, 2018

Prof. Matthew Cobb (The University of Manchester) Plenary talk given at the School of Biological Sciences symposium on Friday, 12 January 2018 Matthew Cobb is an inspiring advocate and communicator of science, in particular of biology. This is clearly reflected in his books and articles about the history of biology (and beyond), and his various[…]

Gaining traction: What Hippos can teach us about vertebrate embryonic morphogenesis

Posted by on January 19th, 2018

In our recently published paper, we discovered that the Hippo pathway transcription factors have an unexpected role in creating the conditions for the zebrafish body to extend posteriorly during embryogenesis, as well to form the precursors of the dorsal and ventral fins. Here is the backstory of the twists and turns that lead to these[…]

2-Year interdisciplinary postodoctoral positions at the Turing Centre for Living Systems (Marseille, France)

Posted by on January 19th, 2018

CENTURI aims at recruiting postdocs willing to work in an interdisciplinary life-science environment. This year, we will recruit postdocs on the interdisciplinary projects that are listed below.   List of projects Computational study of cell pattern emergence in embryonic and tumorigenic tissues Network model of giant depolarizing potentials in the developing hippocampus Smart-scans for live[…]