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Embryology 2018: A good experience and a good story

Posted by on January 7th, 2019

Embryology 2019 application is due February 1, 2019. Go apply!! ( If that is not enough, check out my evaluation of my course experience. Embryology 2018: I evaluate experiences by this basic philosophy: Some things are a good experience, some are a good story. When I’m lucky, sometimes they are both. My summer at #Embryo2018 had all three[…]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCL working on understanding gene network heterogeneity in development

Posted by on January 7th, 2019

The Thompson lab, based at University College London, is currently seeking a Research Fellow working on understanding gene network heterogeneity in development. Recently, we found that cell-cell variation in cell cycle position facilitates symmetry breaking during development, as it primes cells to respond to different differentiation cues (Gruenheit et al, Developmental Cell, 2018). You will[…]

PostDoc in Microbiology of Soil and Plant Associated Microorganisms

Posted by on January 4th, 2019

Position Summary: A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Loïs Maignien’s laboratory and Dr. Hilary Morrison’s laboratory in the Josephine Bay Paul Center for Comparative Molecular Biology and Evolution to study rhizosphere microorganisms during plant development. This project uses Brassica rapaas a model organism and will seek to understand how temporal changes in microbial community[…]

Postdoc Opening: Nudibranch neurogenesis and genome editing at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, California, USA

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019

A highly motivated postdoc is sought immediately to join the Lyons Lab at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography ( in our investigation of the development and function of the nervous system in the nudibranch Berghia stephanieae.  This project is part of a collaborative NIH BRAIN grant entitled “A 5-dimensional connectomic approach to the neural basis of behavior”:[…]

Postdoc in leukemic stem cell chemical systems medicine in the Wennerberg Group at The University of Copenhagen

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019

The Wennerberg Group is seeking a motivated postdoc to explore informatic and/or experimental approaches to discover new ways to target leukemic stem cells, differentiation and drug resistance in acute myeloid leukaemia.  Our research/The group  The Wennerberg group at BRIC focuses on identifying new effective precision cancer therapies. This is done with a systems-driven approach where[…]

December in preprints

Posted by on January 3rd, 2019

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  December’s haul includes a succession of preprints on Drosophila patterning (embryos, wings, brains and intestines), single cell investigations into the neural crest, hair cells, spinal cord and retina, a comparison of  primate brain organoids, and plant development covered from root to shoot. The preprints[…]