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Stressed out: Mechanisms of how C. elegans copes with unfavorable environments

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

Sarah E. Hall Department of Biology, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244   For over a century, the nature versus nurture debate has questioned the relative contributions of genetic sequences and the environment to the phenotype of an individual (Galton 1869). Genome-wide association studies in humans have shown that environmental stress experienced in utero or during[…]

Postdoctoral Positions – RNA pathways in development and disease – NIH/NCI

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

We have open postdoctoral positions in our lab. We are looking for researchers interested in understanding the mechanisms through which non-coding RNAs and RNA metabolic pathways regulate gene expression in mammals and how these mechanisms impact animal development and disease. Our lab uses a combination of mouse models and genetic tools together with biochemical and[…]

The people behind the papers – Sa Geng & James Umen

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

The transition to multicellularity in eukaryotes appears to be intimately linked to the transition from isogamy (gametes of the same size) to anisogamy (gametes of distinct sizes), and indeed to oogamy, a form of anisogamy with a large, immotile egg and a motile sperm. Volvocine algae provide a useful and fascinating model to study how[…]

PhD position: Chromosome Dynamics During Spermatogenesis in Drosophila, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

We seek candidates interested in completing a PhD thesis within the framework of a research project (46 months) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). Chromosome reorganization during spermatogenesis is dramatic. Beyond meiosis, it includes chromosome compaction into an elongated sperm nucleus which is accompanied by an almost complete exchange of histones with sperm[…]

postdoctoral fellow position: Hedgehog control of neuronal activity.

Posted by on April 19th, 2018

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position to join a multidisciplinary project in the Alenius group at Umeå university. The project is based on our recent discovery that Hedgehog control neuronal activity in both Drosophila and mouse1. 2  The approach is to combine Drosophila genetics, biochemistry with imaging in order to investigate the fundamental mechanisms that control[…]

A better bar

Posted by on April 18th, 2018

After leaving the bar, what are we to do? I propose to move on to a better bar (and I hope that you will not be disappointed when you find out that I’m actually referring to an interval). In a previous blog I advocated the transparent presentation and reporting of data in graphs. It was[…]

Postdoctoral and PhD position in Drosophila developmental biology

Posted by on April 18th, 2018

Laboratory: Laboratory of developmental biology, dr. Alena Krejci, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, Ceske Budejovice, Czech republic http://www.prf.jcu.cz/en/kmb/research/research-groups/laboratory-of-developmental-biology.html We aim to dissect the interplay between metabolism and major signalling pathways, with the emphasis on Notch signalling pathway.   Project: Metabolic stress as regulator of Notch signalling The Notch pathway has been described in several[…]

Daniyal Jafree winner of the BSDB advocacy writing competition

Posted by on April 17th, 2018

In preparation of the 70th anniversary celebrations at the special Spring Meeting in Warwick (15-18 April 2018), the student and postdoc representatives of the BSDB, Alexandra Ashcroft and Michelle Ware, initiated a writing competition for graduate student and postdoc members who were asked to write a max 500 word piece on one of the following[…]

Research Position, Mokalled Lab

Posted by on April 17th, 2018

The Mokalled lab at Washington University School of Medicine is seeking outstanding applicants for multiple research positions (http://www.mokalledlab.com/).  Our lab uses zebrafish and mouse model systems to study neural regeneration after spinal cord injury or disease.  Candidates with enthusiasm for neuroscience, regenerative biology, and zebrafish research are encouraged to forward a cover letter, CV, and list[…]

Richard Gardner is the 2018 BSDB Waddington Medal winner

Posted by on April 16th, 2018

The Waddington Medal is the only national Developmental Biology award in the UK. It honours outstanding research performance as well as services to the subject community. The medal is awarded annually at the BSDB Spring Meeting, where the recipient presents the Waddington Medal Lecture. Here we introduce the 2018 winner Richard Gardner who won the[…]