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PhD Student Positions – University of Calgary, Canada

Posted by on June 28th, 2019

We are looking for highly motivated individuals who share our passion for science and would like to work in a friendly and collaborative environment.   Fully funded PhD student positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Peng Huang in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
at the University of Calgary, Canada.
 We use zebrafish[…]

Post-doctoral position in the Tsiantis lab, MPIPZ, at the interphase of development and metabolic physiology

Posted by on June 28th, 2019

We have previously characterized processes underlying diversity in leaf form between and within species and have identified genetic pathways influencing this trait. Here, we propose to investigate the possible physiological and metabolic significance of this variation, as well as possible feedbacks between metabolism and leaf form. The project will involve comparative studies of Cardamine hirsuta[…]

A Poetic Observation of Stem Cell Research

Posted by on June 28th, 2019

A cinematographer, shadowed scientists in their everyday work provides us with a glimpse into the incredible beauty of science. (No Ratings Yet) Loading…

Post-doc in mammary gland development and evolution

Posted by on June 27th, 2019

The Kamberov lab is seeking a post-doc to lead a project on the developmental and evolutionary significance of positively selected human variants affecting gene expression in mammary tissues.  Experimental approaches to be used include analysis and validation of large-scale transcriptomic data from the skin, and the generation and analysis of genetically modified mice. Interested applicants[…]

Post-doc in developmental and regenerative biology

Posted by on June 27th, 2019

The Kamberov lab is seeking a creative and exceptionally motivated candidate to fill a post-doctoral position in the field of skin development and regeneration. The relevant project will investigate genetic networks controlling the development, patterning, and evolutionary variation of eccrine sweat glands, which are essential for thermoregulation in humans. A long-term goal of this project is[…]

Postdoc position in cnidarian neurogenesis at the Sars Centre, Norway

Posted by on June 27th, 2019

A two year postdoc position is available in the group of Fabian Rentzsch at the Sars Centre in Bergen, Norway.  The group studies neurogenesis in the cnidarian Nematostella vectensis with the aim to understand cellular, molecular and evolutionary aspects of nervous system development (https://www.uib.no/en/sarssenteret/114765/rentzsch-group). In this project we aim to characterize the function of transcription factors expressed[…]

Research Scientist Position on Diabetes and Stem Cell Research in Dresden

Posted by on June 26th, 2019

Research Scientist Position German Centre for Diabetes Research Dresden A research scientist position is available in the research group of Dr Anthony Gavalas. The group investigates the role of signaling pathways and metabolism in the late stages of endocrine pancreas development, the application of novel signals for the conversion of human pluripotent stem cells into[…]

Embryonic hydraulics triumphs

Posted by on June 26th, 2019

In this article I share with you a more personal, chronological account of how our story unfolds (recently published in Nature), and highlight some key events and insights that help guide the direction of the study, which are not described in the publication. Readers are welcome to refer to the publication for more technical details.[…]

Data manipulation? It’s normal(ization)!

Posted by on June 25th, 2019

In a previous blog, I have highlighted several ways to visualize the cell-to-cell heterogeneity from time-lapse imaging data. However, I have ignored that data is often rescaled in a way that reduces variability. For time-lapse imaging data, it is common to set the initial fluorescence intensity to 1 (or 100%). As a consequence, any changes[…]

3 Year Postdoc Position in Regenerative Biology. Sheffield, UK

Posted by on June 25th, 2019

A postdoctoral position in regenerative biology is available in the Roehl Laboratory starting this autumn. The project focuses on zebrafish tail regeneration and specifically on how regeneration is initiated after wound closure. The project builds upon our recent Nature Comms paper that identified a central role for Hedgehog signalling the initiation of regeneration. Some of[…]