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How do pigment cells wander around?

Posted by , on 29 June 2018

The story behind melanocyte BACE2, posted by Yan Zhang and Richard White. You can read our recently published full article at Developmental Cell using this link.   Our story began six ...

Adult Neurogenesis 2018: Highlights -By Zubair Ahmed Nizamudeen

Posted by , on 29 June 2018

4WH Neurogenesis: What Where Why When and How? Neurogenesis is understood as the process by which neural stem cells (NSCs) produce new neurons. In the adult mammalian brain, this process ...

From stem cells to human development: Meeting reporter competition winner!

Posted by , on 29 June 2018

In May we ran a competition to find a meeting reporter for Development’s upcoming meeting on human development and stem cells. We had some wonderful entries from across the field, ...

Position open - PhD student or Postdoctoral scholar

Posted by , on 28 June 2018

The López-Schier laboratory at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich in Germany is seeking creative and highly motivated PhD students or postdoctoral scholars to work within our group of 9 graduate students ...

Towards understanding the quirks of human brain evolution

Posted by , on 28 June 2018

In early June, a group of 30 world-leading experts came together thanks to an invitation by the Company of Biologists to Wiston House (Sussex, UK) to discuss our current understanding ...

Postdoctoral Fellow (Helsinki, Finland)

Posted by , on 28 June 2018

The University of Helsinki is a leading Nordic university with a strong life science research. The Michon research team ( is located in the Institute of Biotechnology (, which is ...

Embryonic-Extraembryonic Interactions: from Genetics to Environment

Posted by , on 28 June 2018

The BSDB’s Autumn Meeting, to be held in Oxford this September, is the third in a series of international workshops on the extraembryonic-embryonic interface, bringing together researchers that address this ...

Imaging specialist

Posted by , on 28 June 2018

  A staff research position for an imaging specialist is available in the Parichy lab at University of Virginia. The laboratory focuses on cellular interactions and morphogenetic behaviors, with particular ...

Senior Research Position (Boston, MA)

Posted by , on 27 June 2018

The DRSC/TRiP Functional Genomics Resources in the Perrimon group at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, USA, is seeking a highly motivated senior-level research technician to join our team. The ...

Blastoid: the backstory of the formation of blastocyst-like structure solely from stem cells.

Posted by , on 27 June 2018

In our recently published paper1, we showed that mouse stem cells self-organize into blastocyst-like structures, that we termed blastoids. Because blastoids can be generated in large numbers, can be finely ...

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