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New H2020 project will manufacture novel stem cell products for clinical trials in Type 1 Diabetes

Posted by on December 13th, 2019

The ISLET project is a multi-center collaboration of leading European researchers that has been awarded 8 million Euros in a 5-year period. The project will develop advanced stem cell products ready for use in clinical trials in Type 1 Diabetes. Professor Henrik Semb from DanStem is coordinating the project. The ISLET project will develop a[…]

Genomic Analyst position at Xenbase, the Xenopus Model Organism Knowledgebase

Posted by on December 12th, 2019

Xenbase ( is the Xenopus bioinformatics and genomics knowledgebase funded by the NIH/NICHHD. We have has two performance sites: the curation team at Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati OH (PI: Dr. Aaron Zorn) and the database management team at the University of Calgary in Canada (PI Dr. Peter Vize). Xenbase is seeking to fill 1 full time[…]

Technician Position in the Galloway Lab, Harvard Medical School

Posted by on December 12th, 2019

The Galloway lab is for a highly motivated individual to join a research program focused on musculoskeletal development and regenerative biology. The lab uses genomic approaches combined with zebrafish, mouse, and stem cell models to understand the pathways involved in musculoskeletal development, regeneration, and repair. The position provides an exciting opportunity to work at the[…]

Postdoctoral Position in the Galloway Lab, Harvard Medical School

Posted by on December 12th, 2019

Full-time postdoctoral positions are available in the Galloway lab in the field of stem cells and regenerative biology with a focus on musculoskeletal biology. The Galloway laboratory aims to understand the genetic pathways regulating tendon development and repair with the goal of designing therapies for age-related degeneration and injury. Our current projects use genomic approaches[…]

How can we maintain scientific interactions while reducing air travel?

Posted by on December 12th, 2019

POLL NOW CLOSED – THANKS TO ALL WHO TOOK PART   Increasing numbers of biologists are becoming reluctant to travel to conferences due to concerns about climate change. We aim to partner with other organisations to develop resources for sustainable conferencing. Please help us by completing this very short poll:     Create your own user[…]

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Studies of how niche-rearrangements control organ progenitor fate

Posted by on December 11th, 2019

OPEN POSTDOCTORAL POSITION  The Semb group is looking for a postdoctoral candidate with a strong developmental biology/cellular mechanobiology and/or a biological image processing background to identify and study novel cell and molecular mechanisms predicting the differentiation of bi-potent progenitors in the developing pancreas. During organogenesis fate-determining cues are generated by dynamic interactions between stem cells/progenitors, their[…]

Review Commons launches

Posted by on December 10th, 2019

Review Commons is a new publishing platform from ASAPbio and EMBO providing independent peer review before journal submission. According to the homepage it will “provide authors with a Refereed Preprint, which includes the authors’ manuscript, reports from a single round of peer review and the authors’ response, [and] facilitate author-directed submission of Refereed Preprints to[…]

3-year Postdoctoral Fellow in Haematopoiesis (University of Edinburgh)

Posted by on December 9th, 2019

We are seeking a motivated Research Fellow to join the Forrester Group at the Centre for Regenerative Medicine.  This 3-year MRC funded project aims to study the molecular components associated with the erythroid island niche in normal and abnormal erythropoiesis. It follows on from our development of an in vitro model of the human erythroid[…]

12 months post-doctoral position in comparative genomics

Posted by on December 9th, 2019

Application deadline: February 1 st The Blanchoud lab (University of Fribourg) and the Tiozzo lab (CNRS, Sorbonne University) are offering one year SNF funded post-doc position on a project that aims to survey horizontal gene transfers in Tunicates, the sister group of vertebrates. In particular, the candidate will perform a coherent and integrated analysis of[…]

3year-POSTDOC + Starting grant CALL: EvoDevoGenomics in Barcelona:

Posted by on December 9th, 2019

3 year-POSTDOC + Starting grant (OPENING-SOON BEATRIU de PINOS program) to join our lab on EvoDevoGenomics in BARCELONA We are seeking candidates to join our lab to study our favorite chordate model Oikopleura dioica, in which we are currently interested in chordate development, specially heart and muscle, and the impact of gene loss on the[…]