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Engineer position in molecular and cellular biology – Lenne Lab, IBDM, Marseille, France

Posted by on July 2nd, 2020

An engineer position in molecular and cellular biology is available starting in September 2020 in the group of Pierre-François Lenne and in collaboration at the Developmental Biology Institute of Marseille (IBDM), France. The initial appointment will be made for 1 year, with a possible extension to up to 3 years. We are seeking a highly-motivated[…]

FocalPlane: a new microscopy community site from The Company of Biologists

Posted by on July 2nd, 2020

FocalPlane is a new microscopy community site hosted by Journal of Cell Science (JCS), Development’s sister journal, and like the Node funded by our not-for-profit publisher, The Company of Biologists. Launched yesterday, it encompasses all fields in the biological sciences where they meet microscopy. Here the FocalPlane team introduce the site: From conversations the JCS[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The eyes have it – from genetics to gene therapy

Posted by on July 2nd, 2020

We discover how researchers are bringing discoveries about the underlying genetic faults that cause eye diseases all the way through to game-changing gene therapies designed to save sight.

Introducing ACME: the species-versatile fixation and dissociation solution for single cell analysis

Posted by on July 1st, 2020

This post highlights the approach and findings of a new research article available in preprint on BioRxiv. This feature was written by members of the Solana lab, authors of that paper. Single cell techniques are revolutionising biology, but at the moment they are largely limited to traditional model organisms and require access to specialised equipment[…]

June in preprints

Posted by on July 1st, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  Preprints hosted on bioRxiv and arXiv, use these links to get to the section you want.   Developmental biology | Patterning & signalling | Morphogenesis & mechanics | Genes & genomes | Stem cells, regeneration & disease modelling | Plant development Evo-devo & evo Cell biology Modelling Tools &[…]

Rita Levi-Montalcini Postdoctoral Fellowship in Regenerative Medicine

Posted by on June 30th, 2020

The Center of Regenerative Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for the Rita Levi-Montalcini Postdoctoral Fellows in Regenerative Medicine program. These fellowships honor Rita Levi-Montalcini, whose Nobel-winning discovery of Nerve Growth Factor was among the first regenerative biology research to be conducted at WUSTL. The Center of Regenerative Medicine (CRM) seeks individuals[…]

From Stem Cells to Human Development goes virtual

Posted by on June 30th, 2020

When COVID-19 hit Europe, it quickly became clear that holding scientific conferences was not going to be possible (or responsible) for some time, and that we weren’t going to be able to gather in September for Development’s 4th From Stem Cells to Human Development conference. Having been deeply involved in this meeting series since its[…]

Pandemic networking: a virtual experiment

Posted by on June 30th, 2020

The scuttling of conferences by COVID-19 has deprived scientists of one of their main ways to network*. Gone now are the chance (or not so chance) encounters with people you know only from author lists as you stand in line for coffee between talks, in elevators or bars, at poster sessions and organised socials…This new world[…]

Postdoc position available at MPI BPC: Comparative genomics in planarians

Posted by on June 30th, 2020

The department of Tissue Dynamics and Regeneration (Dr. Jochen Rink) invites applications for a position as Postdoc (f/m/d) – Comparative genomics in planarians – (Code number 11-20) Planarians are fascinating animals that can regenerate from tiny pieces, harbor adult pluripotent stem cells, scale their bodies over a wide size range and, as a taxonomic group, display[…]

Now we need arrest… A long journey into the end-of-flowering

Posted by on June 29th, 2020

By Tom Bennett & Catriona Walker   25th May 2020: Publication TB: The joy of seeing an article finally published is always slightly tempered by the long-drawn out process of peer review, re-writing, re-submission, re-review, proof-reading, required to get to that point. But the publication of our article ‘Auxin export from proximal fruit drives arrest[…]