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Organise a Company of Biologists workshop in 2020!

Posted by on April 30th, 2018

As well as publishing Development and four other journals, and supporting scientists through travelling fellowships and meeting grants, The Company of Biologists also runs a successful series of Workshops. The Workshops  bring leading experts and early career scientists from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds to focus on one topic together. Topics are often interdisciplinary and[…]

full-time Research Assistant and Research Associate positions

Posted by on April 27th, 2018

The Marine Biological Laboratory is seeking applicants for full-time Research Assistant and Research Associate positions with the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution (   To develop CRISPR in rotifers: We seek a motivated, creative and innovative Research Assistant or Research Associate to join the laboratories of Kristin Gribble and David[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Neuroscience: Brain Development in Zebrafish

Posted by on April 26th, 2018

A neuroscience Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Robles Lab at Purdue University ( Our laboratory applies advanced genetic and microscopic imaging techniques to understand how the nervous system develops in the larval zebrafish. We use confocal laser scanning microscopy to image the structural development of genetically targeted neurons within the intact developing brain. Our[…]

First impressions of the BSDB Spring Meeting

Posted by on April 24th, 2018

This year, is the BSDB’s 70th anniversary, and this was clearly reflected at our Spring Meeting, 15-18 April 2018 in Warwick! Apart from an outstanding speaker list, and the award of most BSDB medals & prizes of 2018, we saw a history session which looked back at the past, to then project into the future of[…]

Postdoctoral position: Timing vertebrate limb development

Posted by on April 24th, 2018

A Wellcome Trust funded Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the lab of Dr. Matt Towers at the University of Sheffield, UK, to work on vertebrate limb development. How embryonic development is timed and scaled remains enigmatic. Understanding the underlying mechanisms remains a central challenge in biology, since these mechanisms coordinate the growth and[…]

Postdoc Position – Taneyhill Lab, University of Maryland (near Washington DC)

Posted by on April 24th, 2018

A position (#123768) is available immediately for a Postdoctoral Scholar to contribute to our multidisciplinary studies aimed at elucidating the molecular basis of chick neural crest and placode cell development. The postdoc will conduct independent research and assist in the training of students in the laboratory of Dr. Lisa Taneyhill at the University of Maryland. Laboratory[…]

Medaka fish sheds light on the evolutionary origin of vertebrate pair appendages

Posted by on April 23rd, 2018

Link to the paper:   The evolutionary history of vertebrate appendages Have you ever wondered how our hands and feet evolved? This question, which commonly evokes fish crawling from sea to land, has long been a subject of interest, both for palaeontologists and developmental biologists. Appendages are an important part of the tool kit[…]

Laboratory Technician Position – Millman Lab

Posted by on April 23rd, 2018

We are looking for someone to join our team in a NIH R01-funded laboratory technician position. The Millman lab is located at Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) and is focused on developing a cellular therapy for diabetes using stem cell differentiation ( The primarily responsibilities of the position are assisting with mouse[…]

Postdoctoral position – Spence Laboratory, University of Michigan

Posted by on April 23rd, 2018

Job Summary: The Spence laboratory is part of the Department of Internal Medicine, the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan Medical School. We are recruiting a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our research team, and to conduct research focused on understanding human lung[…]

BSDB Medal & Award winners of 2018

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

This year was a special BSDB Spring Meeting! We celebrated the 70th anniversary of our society. If you weren’t there and would like to get a taste of the meeting, or you would like to relive the experience, please download the abstract book or listen to the especially composed history rap. As every year, the[…]