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Down from the crest to clear the dead

Posted by , on 30 September 2019

Yunlu Zhu & Sarah Kucenas   Introduction Cells are the building blocks of life. However, in multi-cellular organisms, millions of cells are subject to death due to injury, infection and ...

The serpent's maw: mouth function and the dynamics of Hydra regeneration

Posted by , on 30 September 2019

One of the biggest open questions in biology is how organisms can form complex patterns (limbs, organs, entire body plans) from initially disordered or very simple states. Every animal does ...

PhD fellowship OPEN CALL to join our lab on EvoDevoGenomics in Barcelona

Posted by , on 29 September 2019

We are seeking a PhD candidate to join our EvoDevo lab in the University of Barcelona to study our favorite chordate model Oikopleura dioica, in which we are currently interested ...

Genetics Unzipped - Mergers and Acquisitions

Posted by , on 26 September 2019

We find out what happens when two cells move in together, unpack the history of genetic engineering and bleat on about Dolly the Sheep.

Tenure-track faculty Positions in Neurobiology - Molecular or Cellular Neurobiology and Neurobiology of Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Posted by , on 25 September 2019

The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina (UofSC) invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions in neurobiology. The successful candidates will be expected to establish ...

Group Leader - Developmental Biology at EMBL Heidelberg, Germany

Posted by , on 25 September 2019

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding group leader who aims to explore bold new areas of biological inquiry and carry out interdisciplinary research to investigate multicellular development at all ...

Using hemimetabolous insects to investigate the origin of the tra-dsx axis

Posted by , on 24 September 2019

The story behind our recent paper in eLife.   Rapid turn over of sex determination mechanisms provides biologists with an elegant study system connecting sexual selection to molecular evolution. Striking ...

PhD project on the interaction between the enteric nervous system and colorectal cancer

Posted by , on 23 September 2019

The research group headed by Werend Boesmans and Veerle Melotte is looking for a highly motivated and talented PhD student to investigate the role of the intrinsic innervation of the ...

Moving in concert: How lateral line primordium cells coordinate to migrate

Posted by , on 21 September 2019

Written by Tugba Colak-Champollion Story behind our recent paper in Current Biology “Cadherin-Mediated Cell Coupling Coordinates Chemokine Sensing across Collectively Migrating Cells” (Tugba Colak-Champollion, Ling Lan, Alisha R. Jadhav, Naoya ...

Postdoc and 0.5FTE Tech D in Exeter: NC3R waxmoth transgenesis

Posted by , on 21 September 2019

Engineering the waxmoth, Galleria mellonella, as a model for infection, immunity and inflammation – Dr James Wakefield University of Exeter  This project will generate transgenic G. mellonella lines with fluorescent haemocytes, to allow visualisation ...

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