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Chromatin and epigenetics in development: a Special Issue

Posted by on October 15th, 2019

This editorial was recently published in Development and written by our editors Benoit Bruneau, Haruhiko Koseki, Susan Strome, Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla. Check out the Special Issue’s full table of contents here. The development of an organism is regulated by tightly coordinated changes in gene expression. From zygotic gene activation, through to lineage specification and organogenesis, and into[…]

Postdoctoral Fellow Positions at
Johns Hopkins University

Posted by on October 15th, 2019

Postdoctoral Fellow positions (can join anytime between 2019 fall to 2020 spring) are available in Lee laboratory at Johns Hopkins University. These positions are not for stem cell experts, rather for who has expertise on non-stem cell fields are preferable. Here are the focused research areas for this hiring for 3-4 Postdoctoral Fellows. – General[…]

Two Postdoctoral Positions (Experimental & Bioinformatician) @ Babraham Institute

Posted by on October 15th, 2019

We are seeking to recruit two talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist to investigate the molecular regulation of lineage specification during the development of human preimplantation embryos. One position is for an experimental researcher and one position is for a bioinformatician. These new posts are part of the exciting Wellcome-funded Human Developmental Biology Initiative[…]

Postdoctoral Fellow on Protein Homeostasis and RNA Processing at Johns Hopkins University

Posted by on October 14th, 2019

Highly motivated postdoctoral candidates are invited to lead several new projects to address fundamental questions in protein and 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. New techniques applied in the lab include iPSC neurons, genome[…]

Cancer Research UK’s Children and Young People’s Innovation Awards

Posted by on October 11th, 2019

Cancer Research UK have launched two funding calls to drive progress in our understanding of paediatric cancers. We would like to encourage proposals to investigate one or more of the following concepts- The basis of tumour initiation and progression Novel therapeutic approaches Development of novel biomarkers or methodologies to predict disease progression, to enhance efforts[…]

Assistant Professor of Biology and Data Science

Posted by on October 11th, 2019

A great opportunity for computationally inclined developmental biologists. Note tight deadline. -D Parichy   The University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with joint appointment in the Department of Biology and the School of Data Science. We seek applicants whose research programs address fundamental questions at the interface of Biology and[…]

Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology

Posted by on October 10th, 2019

Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine   The Department of Developmental Biology at Washington University School of Medicine invites applications at the level of assistant professor on the tenure track.  We are seeking outstanding colleagues with an interest in any area of developmental biology, including the genetic and[…]

The people behind the papers – Qiang Zhu, Marçal Gallemí and Eva Benková

Posted by on October 10th, 2019

This interview, the 69th in our series, was recently published in Development.  The apical hook is a transient structure that functions to protect the vulnerable apical meristem from damage when the seedling penetrates the soil. Although some of the molecular players regulating its development have been identified, many aspects have remained opaque, including how an early auxin[…]

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford. UK)

Posted by on October 10th, 2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Childhood Leukaemia Research Group led by Professor Anindita Roy at the University of Oxford. The group’s research explores how childhood leukaemia develops before birth, with a focus on developmental haematopoiesis and treatment resistant infant leukaemia. This post has funding for a total of five years from Wellcome[…]

Genetics Unzipped – Exploring the poop-ome, from microbiomes to metagenomics

Posted by on October 10th, 2019

We’re getting our hands dirty by delving into the poop-ome – the trillions of bacteria that live inside our guts and make up what’s known as the microbiome.