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Postdoc Position on Comparative Evolution of Regeneration at MBL, Woods Hole

Posted by on July 6th, 2018

Position Summary: The Echeverri lab at the MBL seeks a highly motivated individual to join the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering as a Postdoctoral Researcher.  The successful candidate will work on the comparative evolution of molecular regeneration in various aquatic research organisms. The specific goal of the project is to examine how[…]

The people behind the papers – Martina Nagel & Rudolf Winklbauer

Posted by on July 6th, 2018

Contact inhibition of locomotion is a widespread phenomenon in migrating cells. However, cells often migrate collectively as a sheet, raising the question of how contact inhibition is overcome in these scenarios. A new paper in Development addresses this problem by studying the signals that regulate collective migration in Xenopus leading edge mesendoderm (LEM) cells. We[…]

It’s alive! But what is it?

Posted by on July 5th, 2018

Iain Martyn & Tatiane Kanno share their experiences of the discovery of the human organizer   “It’s alive!”     Iain’s first impressions   “Hybrid human chicken embryos: HALF HUMAN – HALF CHICKEN abomination created in US lab” was my favourite headline reporting on our work1.  While the headline and accompanying article managed to miss the[…]

June in preprints

Posted by on July 4th, 2018

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and other related) preprints! This month we found a tranche of preprints getting deep into the mechanics of fly development, a clutch on organoids (retinal, cerebral, cortical!), an investigation into the role of gender in scientific collaboration, and a veritable zoo in our evo-devo section – from[…]

PhD studentship on hypothalamus self-assembly

Posted by on July 3rd, 2018

Applications are invited for a four-year funded PhD studentship to conduct research in developmental neurobiology under the supervision of Dr Alexander Fletcher and Prof. Marysia Placzek at the University of Sheffield.   This project is on the development of the hypothalamus, a brain structure with very similar anatomy across vertebrate species. We know that the hypothalamus[…]

Postdoc Position in Gene Regulation and Nuclear Organization at NIH

Posted by on July 3rd, 2018

Unit on Genome Structure and Regulation We are at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) at NIH. Our lab is interested in understanding cell lineage differentiation, gene regulation and how non-coding DNA elements and the 3D architecture of chromosomes contribute to these processes during early mouse development. Learn more at[…]

Engineer position in cell biology and biomaterials (IBDM, Marseille, France)

Posted by on July 3rd, 2018

An engineer position in cell biology and biomaterials is available starting from September 2018 in the group of André Le Bivic, at the Institute of Biology of Development of Marseille (IBDM), France. The project aims at understanding the impact of extracellular matrix stiffness on the development of human colon organoids, and in particular on the[…]