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3 POSTDOC calls to join our lab on EvoDevoGenomics in BARCELONA

Posted by on December 28th, 2019

We are seeking EVODEVO POSTDOC candidates to apply any of the 3 currently open calls to join our lab in BARCELONA. Our lab studies the chordate model Oikopleura dioica to better the impact of gene loss on the evolution of mechanisms of development and gene regulatory networks, with special interest in heart and muscle development.[…]

Transcriptional control of vertebrate neurogenesis

Posted by on December 27th, 2019

A 2 year post-doctoral position is available starting early 2020 to study transcriptional control of neurogenesis in Xenopus and mouse. The research will be conducted in the laboratory of Developmental Genetics ( of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Neuroscience Institute (UNI) ( in Gosselies (30 km south of Brussels). Balancing neural progenitor cell (NPC)[…]

Postdoc position in Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-based Cell Therapy in Type 1 Diabetes at DanStem

Posted by on December 20th, 2019

  We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with a strong cell biology and signalling background to take part in developing a human stem cell-based therapy for T1D as part of a collaborative H2020 project. The position is for 2 years with a possible extension. Qualifications The candidate is required to hold a PhD degree in[…]

12 GIFs of Christmas 2019

Posted by on December 20th, 2019

In keeping with a time-honoured tradition, we recently flooded Twitter with 12 beautiful developmental biology GIFs. They came from papers published this year and feature all kinds of systems and visual styles – here they are for posterity! Let us know your favourite in the comments Whole-embryo developmental imaging of zebrafish spinal cord neurogenesis From[…]

New Light on Old Britons – podcasts from the 2019 Galton Institute symposium

Posted by on December 19th, 2019

Who were the ancient Britons? And what can modern genetic and archaeological techniques tell us about their lives and loves?

The fair winds of science: LASDB 2019 in Buenos Aires

Posted by on December 18th, 2019

The Latin American Society for Developmental Biology was founded almost two decades ago and has become a vital hub for researchers across the region. Its biennial meetings bring the community together and also attract leading researchers based elsewhere. At the end of October this year the meeting was held in Buenos Aires, the grand old[…]

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Studies of how niche-rearrangements control organ progenitor fate

Posted by on December 17th, 2019

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Postdoctoral position in comparative tissue morphogenesis @ Martinez-Morales lab.

Posted by on December 17th, 2019

Postdoctoral position. Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo (CABD), Seville. Juan R. Martinez-Morales Lab ( is recruiting competitive postdoctoral researchers to participate in an interdisciplinary project on comparative tissue morphogenesis Research project/ Research Group description: The main focus of our laboratory is to study cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the morphogenesis of the vertebrate[…]

Postdoctoral Fellow on RNA Homeostasis at Johns Hopkins University

Posted by on December 15th, 2019

Highly motivated postdoctoral candidates are invited to lead several new projects to address fundamental questions in RNA homeostasis related to neurodegenerative diseases in the laboratory of Jiou Wang. Experimental approaches, including biochemistry, genetics, and cell biology, from invertebrate to mammalian systems are employed. Candidates with a strong background in biochemical, molecular, and/or cellular biology are[…]

PhD Studentship (Developmental Mechanics) at the Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge

Posted by on December 13th, 2019 The Wellcome/Cancer Research UK Gurdon institute is a leading institution in basic research of development and cancer, embedded in the first-class interdisciplinary environment of the University. Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship in the group led by Dr Fengzhu Xiong, on a project titled Tissue mechanics in body axis symmetry. For further[…]