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Chromatin-based regulation of development: Funded early-career places available

Posted by on November 19th, 2018

In April 2019, The Company of Biologists Workshop ‘Chromatin-based regulation of development‘ will be held in Wiston House, a 16th century Grade I listed building located at the foot of the South Downs in West Sussex. Organised by Benoit Bruneau and Joanna Wysocka, the workshop will foster discussion of what mechanisms related to chromatin biology are informing[…]

From stem cells to human development: Meeting report

Posted by on November 15th, 2018

In  September, Development held the third of its highly successful series of meetings focusing on human developmental biology. Here at the Node we ran a competition to find a meeting reporter who would share their experiences of the meeting in exchange for free registration. Competition winner Antonio Barral Gil, a PhD student in Miguel Manzanares’ Lab at[…]

Wire together, remodel together

Posted by on November 15th, 2018

Newborn babies are a symbol of immense potential, as they can grow up to be become virtually anybody, from an astronaut to the president. It is no secret that throughout life, there are critical junctions in which specific events or decisions can direct us on one path or another. Such events occur in our brains;[…]

Postdoctoral Fellows – Developmental Neurobiology

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

We are recruiting motivated and talented postdoctoral fellows to fill NIH-funded research positions in the Deans laboratory at the University of Utah.  Our lab focuses on the contribution of Planar Cell Polarity (PCP) signaling towards multiple aspects of Inner Ear development in the mouse.  We apply basic developmental biology, mouse genetics, and biochemical approaches to[…]

Tenure-Track Faculty (Multiple Positions)

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY RICHMOND, VIRGINIA   The Department of Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for three tenure-track faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor to begin August 2019.   We seek candidates that use a variety of experimental approaches, model systems, and/or “-omic” technologies to investigate the molecular and[…]

Sex combs in motion

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

Using computer simulations and mathematical modeling to study the evolution of morphogenesis   Juan N. Malagon and Ernest Ho tell the story behind their recent paper in PLOS Computational Biology. In the Larsen lab, we are interested in testing a 50-year old question: How do sex combs rotate in fruit flies? Despite extensive studies of the[…]

Plant Developmental Biologist – Imaging specialist -Tsiantis Lab, Cologne Germany

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

The department of Comparative Development and Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIZ) is seeking a   Plant Developmental Biologist – Imaging specialist (50%)   The successful applicant will be involved in research and contribute to operations in the area of Genetics and Evolution of Morphogenesis under the direction of the[…]

Plant Developmental Biologist – Tsiantis Lab, Cologne Germany

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

The department of Comparative Development and Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIZ) is seeking a   Plant Developmental Biologist   The successful applicant will be involved in research and contribute to operations in the area of Genetics and Evolution of Morphogenesis under the direction of the Director Prof. Miltos Tsiantis.[…]

Alan Turing’s patterning system can explain the arrangement of shark scales

Posted by on November 7th, 2018

Understanding how complex biological patterns arise is a long standing and fascinating area of scientific research. The patterning, or spatial arrangement, of vertebrate skin appendages (such as feathers, hair and scales) has enabled diverse adaptations, allowing animals to both survive and thrive in varied and challenging environments. Such adaptations include temperature control of mammalian hair1[…]

Two research associate positions to investigate the coordination of tissue patterning and growth in Drosophila through modelling and experiment

Posted by on November 7th, 2018

Two BBSRC/Wellcome Trust-funded positions at the University of Sheffield are available for candidates with a background in (i) cell and/or developmental biology and (ii) mathematical modelling to join an interdisciplinary team investigating the coordination of tissue patterning and growth using Drosophilaepithelial development as a model system. The Strutt lab (http://www.shef.ac.uk/bms/research/strutt) is a world leader in[…]