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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Not just ‘the wife’ – the overlooked stories of women in genetics

Posted by on March 30th, 2019

In this episode from our series exploring 100 ideas in genetics, we’re telling the often-overlooked stories of four women who helped to shape the science of life: Esther Lederberg, Harriet Creighton, Tsuneko Okazaki and Martha Chase.

Competitive recruitment for doctoral contracts 2019 – IBDM, Marseille, France

Posted by on March 28th, 2019

2019 PhD Projects @ IBDM :    Investigating basic principles of tumor hierarchy in Drosophila Tumors are often heterogeneous, composed by different cell types that exhibit a hierarchical organization reminiscent to developing tissues. At the top of the hierarchy lie Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) that have the ability to undergo unlimited self-renewal, to propagate tumor[…]

Postdoctoral position: Pluripotent stem cell differentiation and Regenerative Medicine

Posted by on March 28th, 2019

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Sturgeon, at the Washington University School of Medicine, in St. Louis, MO.  We have developed novel human pluripotent stem cell (hPSC) directed differentiation strategies that generate extra-embryonic and intra-embryonic like hematopoietic progenitors. Several research projects are available, all focused on the translational potential of[…]

Postdoc Opening – Zebrafish Genetics and Imaging

Posted by on March 26th, 2019

We seek an outstanding postdoctoral candidate to join the Yeh Laboratory at Texas A&M University in College Station (http://biomed.tamu.edu/tml).  Our group uses interdisciplinary and quantitative approaches to study the molecular and cellular basis of embryonic development with specific focus on brain development.  In this context, we are interested in understanding how complex multi-enhancer regulatory landscapes[…]

More than papers…..

Posted by on March 26th, 2019

This is the latest dispatch from a recipient of a Development Travelling Fellowship, funded by our publisher The Company of Biologists. Learn more about the scheme, including how to apply, here, and read more stories from the Fellows here.   Estefanía Sánchez-Vásquez (Peruvian woman doing a PhD in Argentina)   Lately there is much discussion of[…]

Post-doc position at CIML, Marseille, France on the cell biology of wound responses

Posted by on March 25th, 2019

A postdoctoral position is currently available in the Pujol_Ewbank Laboratory, part of the Labex INFORM and Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI), to study the cellular and molecular response to damage, or how wound healing and immune responses are coordinated in a single cell. Description: We are looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and interactive[…]

Postdoctoral Position in Cardiac Development and Regeneration

Posted by on March 23rd, 2019

We are seeking a creative and exceptionally motivated candidate to fill a post-doctoral position in the field of cardiac development and regeneration. Research in the Radice lab investigates the molecular mechanisms regulating how heart muscle cells sense and respond to mechanical force.  Our lab discovered that N-cadherin/catenin cell adhesion complex together with the underlying cytoskeleton[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast – Interview with Mary-Claire King

Posted by on March 20th, 2019

In this episode of Genetics Unzipped we have a very special interview with leading geneticist Mary-Claire King.

Imaging by computer and drawing by hand

Posted by on March 19th, 2019

An artist and a cultural historian of science visiting the European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) Gemma Anderson (University of Exeter) and Janina Wellmann (MECS, Leuphana University Lüneburg) Since Steve Woolgar’s and Bruno Latour’s study Laboratory Life was published in 1979 it has become part of the repertoire of STS scholars and anthropologists to visit the[…]

CENTURI recruits up to 5 postdoctoral fellows

Posted by on March 18th, 2019

The Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI) recruits up to 5 highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to work in an interdisciplinary life science environment. CENTURI postdocs will have the opportunity to develop their project with more than one research group, bridging biology to other disciplines. Candidates will have a background in any of the following fields:[…]