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Junior group leader in Cellular and Developmental Biology

Posted by on March 26th, 2020

The Centre for Integrative Biology of Toulouse (CBI) is looking to strengthen its strong research community in Cellular and Developmental Biology. Existing groups investigate numerous aspects from cell division, morphogenesis to progenitor/stem cell biology using model organisms. Candidates complementing or reinforcing this community are encouraged to apply. Particular attention will be given to interdisciplinary, experimental[…]

Genetics Unzipped: The accidental discovery of genetic fingerprinting

Posted by on March 26th, 2020

We take a look at the story of genetic fingerprinting, and some of the earliest cases solved by this game-changing technique.

Labs in lockdown II

Posted by on March 25th, 2020

A couple of weeks ago we posted a collection of tweets from scientists about COVID-19. A lot has changed since that time – we in the UK are two days in to our own lock down, along with many parts of the world – and so we thought it would be a good time to[…]

Time to crack coding?

Posted by on March 24th, 2020

As labs shut down in response to the coronavirus pandemic, some might be unsure of what to do next. Even if your project doesn’t have a computational (i.e. bioinformatic) aspect, knowing some code can still be useful to present your research. Importantly, learning to code is particularly well-suited for the current situation, because there are[…]

Development and the COVID-19 pandemic

Posted by on March 23rd, 2020

Last week, I and the rest of the Development team said goodbye to our lovely office, and a new era of remote working has begun. But we’re lucky – editorial work can (we hope!) proceed pretty much as normal from our desks at home. Of course, things are not so easy for researchers: shutting down[…]

CENTURI 2020 Postdoc call | 8 open positions in Marseille

Posted by on March 19th, 2020

  CENTURI is recruiting up to 8 Postdocs to start in October 2020, for two years! Recruited candidates will join our vibrant interdisciplinary community in Marseille (France).   Applications to our call will be open until April 17. Candidates can either apply to one of the advertised CENTURI projects or submit their own project, providing[…]

BSDB/GenSoc 2020 Q&As

Posted by on March 18th, 2020

BSDB/GenSoc 2020 had a fantastic planned line up of plenary speakers. Over the past three days we managed to sit down for a virtual chat with five of them – in these short videos, you’ll hear about their science, their connection to the BSDB, how the coronavirus has been affecting their labs, and more.  […]

BSDB/GenSoc 2020 – Exhibitor Showcase

Posted by on March 18th, 2020

Exhibitors are crucial to fund society conferences like BSDB/Gensoc 2020, and since they did not have the chance to promote themselves in person, here we are showcasing some of them (the post will be added to as more come in, as they understandably have a lot on their plate right now!) Who are you and[…]

BSDB/GenSoc 2020 – eTalks and Tweetorials

Posted by on March 18th, 2020

The BSDB/GenSoc meeting’s cancellation left organisers and us thinking about ways to try to replicate some of it online. Over on Twitter it’s been a blast – just look at #BSDBGenSoc2020 where you’ll find speaker profiles, poster sessions (which we also put on the Node: I and II), and lots of discussions. But what about[…]

3 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Ph.D Fellowships in Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology

Posted by on March 17th, 2020

NEUcrest is a four-year project, funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Programme. The neural crest is an essential stem cell population of the vertebrate embryos. The project focuses on integrating academic, clinical and industrial research for a better understanding of neural crest development and neural crest related diseases. The NEUcrest network comprises 20 partners[…]