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The Company of Biologists Travelling Fellowships

Posted by , on 30 August 2018

The Company of Biologists’ journals – Development, Journal of Cell Science, Journal of Experimental Biology and Disease Models & Mechanisms – offer Travelling Fellowships of up to £2,500 or currency equivalent to graduate students and post-doctoral ...

A day in the life of a colonial tunicate laboratory

Posted by , on 28 August 2018

Have you heard of an animal that can lose most of its body tissues and the remnant tissues aggregate to regenerate the lost parts and recovery its original form? Do ...

Post-doc position open: the innovation of branching in plants

Posted by , on 24 August 2018

Very excited to invite applications from post-doctoral researchers to join my lab to work on a Leverhulme Trust- funded project to look at the mechanisms regulating branching in Selaginella kraussiana. ...

DUCTS IN THE PANCREAS FORM SIMILAR TO RIVER BEDS

Posted by , on 23 August 2018

When people digest food, the flow of fluids and digestive enzymes to the gut is critical. Until recently, researchers had marvelled at the incredibly complex system of ducts that transports ...

Pitx2c sets the stage for gastrulation

Posted by , on 23 August 2018

In our recently published paper https://elifesciences.org/articles/34880, we report that the transcription factor Pitx2c has an unexpected role during gastrulation, where it acts cell non-autonomously to promote mesendodermal cell migration required ...

Dating with cells – finding the right match

Posted by , on 23 August 2018

It’s an age-old mystery of the heart: do opposites attract, or will like do better with like? We can now answer this pressing question, at least for Drosophila cardioblasts: cells ...

Fat to the forefront of histone regulation

Posted by , on 21 August 2018

All life requires energy. For early metazoan development, demand is especially high, as the transition from a single cell to a complex, multicellular organism requires a massive energetic input. In ...

Postdoc- branching morphogenesis in the kidney & Fat/Hippo signaling

Posted by , on 21 August 2018

  A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Helen McNeill at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA (mcneilllab.wustl.edu). Our laboratory studies how tissue organization ...

Five wonders of the Embryology Course 2018

Posted by , on 20 August 2018

Summer of 2018 will genuinely be the summer to remember for all 24 MBL embryology students. To me, the MBL embryology 2018 course was like a wonderland full of breath-taking ...

On the beauty and wonder of endless forms: a reflection on Embryology Course 2018

Posted by , on 16 August 2018

There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling ...

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