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Behind the scenes of Kicheva Lab

Posted by on November 7th, 2018

Every year our Institute (IST Austria) opens its doors to the public during an outreach event called Open Campus. Visitors can participate in demonstrations and guided tours of the labs while scientists explain their research. But how do you show a variety of different activities performed in the lab within a 20 min tour? We[…]

Engineer / Technician position in Molecular Biology – Maurange team, IBDM, Marseille, France

Posted by on November 6th, 2018

An engineer/technician position is available on the Marseille-Luminy campus to work on tumorigenesis using the chick embryo as a model organism. The candidate will work in the context of a collaborative project between the lab of Dr Cédric Maurange and Dr Marie- Claire Delfini at the Institute for Developmental Biology of Marseille (IBDM). Funding is[…]

Call for new preLighters

Posted by on November 6th, 2018

preLights, The Company of Biologist’s new preprint highlighting service, has now been running for more than eight months. At the heart of preLights is the community of early-career researchers who select and highlight interesting preprints in various fields. As the service is building momentum, we are ready to grow our team of preLighters and are[…]

Translational science: drawing the line

Posted by on November 6th, 2018

Humankind has been researching and engineering for as long as we have existed. It was a matter of survival back then and it is still is nowadays. This long and involved process that spanned over several millennia has enabled civilisations to rise and fall. Thousands of years of science and scholarly traditions have led to[…]

October in preprints

Posted by on November 1st, 2018

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  This month we decided to reinstate our Plant Development section after a Twitter chat, and as it happened October had a glut of preprints covering all aspects of plant development. You’ll also find lots of regeneration (kidneys, colons, eyes, axons and whole colonial tunicates),[…]