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Two post-doc positions in skeletal muscle stem cell environment

Posted by on January 8th, 2018

The team of B. Chazaud at Institut NeuroMyoGene at the Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, CNRS, INSERM, at Lyon, is seeking to fill 2 postdoctoral research scientist positions in the area of skeletal muscle regeneration and homeostasis. One of the main goals of the Chazaud laboratory research programs is to understand the role of the[…]

Preprint Community Manager (Life Sciences)

Posted by on January 5th, 2018

Preprint Community Manager (Life Sciences) Based in Cambridge, UK   The Company of Biologists ( is launching a new preprint highlighting service for the biological community. We are looking for the right person to help us build and evolve this new service. Joining an experienced and successful publishing team, this is an exciting opportunity for[…]

Helen Weavers – BSDB’s Dennis Summerbell Awardee 2017

Posted by on January 4th, 2018

Following a generous donation, the BSDB has instituted the Dennis Summerbell Lecture, to be delivered at its annual Autumn Meeting by a junior researcher at either PhD or Post-doctoral level. The 2017 lecture awardee was Helen Weavers (School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, University of Bristol) was with her submitted abstract “Understanding the inflammatory[…]

December in preprints

Posted by on January 4th, 2018

Our latest monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other cool) preprints. Let us know if we missed anything.   In their end of year round up, Science magazine picked ‘Biology preprints take off’ as a runner up 2018 Breakthrough of the Year, and ran a quote from Ron Vale –   “It’s a major cultural[…]