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PhD position available in annelid Evo-Devo in the Meyer Lab

Posted by on June 5th, 2019

A PhD position is available in the laboratory of Néva P. Meyer at Clark University in Worcester, MA USA (https://wordpress.clarku.edu/nmeyer/) beginning as early as August 2019 as follows: Spiralians are a great group of animals to study evolution of body plans in part because many spiralian taxa develop via a stereotypic and likely ancestral cleavage[…]

Research Assistant I, II, or III – Biology, Ecology, and Evolution of Aging and Maternal Effects

Posted by on June 5th, 2019

The Marine Biological Laboratory seeks a highly motivated individual to join the laboratory of Dr. Kristin Gribble in the full time position of Research Assistant I, II, or III.  The successful applicant will contribute to our projects on the biology of aging, maternal effects on offspring health and lifespan, life history, evolution, and ecology using[…]

Understanding Human Birth Defects in the Genomic Age – Early Career Places Available

Posted by on June 5th, 2019

The Company of Bioloists’ Workshops provide leading experts and early-career researchers from a diverse range of scientific backgrounds with a stimulating environment for the cross-fertilisation of interdisciplinary ideas. The programmes are carefully developed and are intended to champion the novel techniques and innovations that will underpin important scientific advances. In November 2019, a Workshop on birth[…]

Science Communications Officer

Posted by on June 4th, 2019

An exciting role is now available with The Company of Biologists to enhance the community content on our journal websites and grow our social media presence in China through our new WeChat channel. We publish five important journals that serve the biological research community. All have effective marketing and a good social media presence. We now[…]

Postdoc position in cnidarian stem cells and regeneration

Posted by on June 4th, 2019

A postdoc position is available in Uri Frank’s lab in Centre for Chromosome Biology, National University of Ireland, Galway. We study stem cells and regeneration in the cnidarian Hydractinia. This animal can regenerate a whole body from only tiny tissue fragments and is amenable to genome editing, live imaging, cell sorting by FACS, and transplantation.[…]

Collaboration: All the things we cannot see (alone).

Posted by on June 3rd, 2019

By Miriam Rosenberg and Suparna Ray Most of what we know about axial patterning in insects comes from decades of careful, beautiful work done in flies. Thanks to the genetic screens of Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard and Eric Wieschaus in the late 1970’s, we learned that distinct classes of genes, many of them transcription factors, act in[…]

May in preprints

Posted by on June 3rd, 2019

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  This month evo-devo is particularly well represented (from choanoflagellates to Portuguese men of war), and there’s a slew of single cell sequencing papers, lots on iPSC differentiation and some rooting around in our plant development section. The preprints were hosted on bioRxiv, PeerJ, and arXiv. Let us know if[…]