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Postdoc Position in Wound Healing and Regeneration

Posted by on August 31st, 2020

The Echeverri lab at the MBL seeks a highly motivated individual to join the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering as a Postdoctoral Researcher. The successful candidate will work on the molecular mechanisms of scar free skin regeneration in axolotls. The specific goal of the project is to examine the role of[…]

Experimental Postdoctoral Fellow Position at NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology

Posted by on August 27th, 2020

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is immediately available (08/21/20) in the NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology and in the Department of Molecular Biosciences at Northwestern University. The successful candidate will employ high throughput genomics (e.g. CRISPR and next-generation sequencing) and computational tools to study dynamic gene regulatory networks in mammalian stem cells. Examples of our representative[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Rare, Well Done: Progress and challenges in rare genetic disorders

Posted by on August 27th, 2020

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Dr Kat Arney takes a look at the progress that’s been made in tackling rare genetic disorders (and the challenges that remain) and we hear from a prenatal genetic counsellor about how new tests are helping people carrying genetic variations make decisions about starting a family.

Transcriptional Regulation of Stem Cell Fate-postdoctoral position Philpott lab

Posted by on August 26th, 2020

A postdoctoral Research Associate position is currently available for an individual to work in the laboratory of Prof. Anna Philpott within the Cambridge Stem Cell Institute ( The Philpott lab has broad interests in understanding the fundamental mechanisms that determine cell fate choice and differentiation during embryonic development and in cancers, as well as how[…]

Deadline approaching for Cell State Transitions Workshop

Posted by on August 26th, 2020

Virtual Workshop from The Company of Biologists Cell State Transitions: Approaches, Experimental Systems and Models Organisers: Kevin Chalut and Austin Smith Date: 15 – 17 December 2020   Transitions between cellular identities are fundamental to metazoan biology, from development to disease. Yet how cells navigate accurately between distinct identities remains poorly understood. A primary challenge is that[…]

The people behind the papers – Xin Zhu, Yiquan Wang and Guang Li

Posted by on August 26th, 2020

This interview, the 77th in our series, was published in Development earlier this year.  During development, the establishment of directional left-right (L-R) asymmetry is crucial for the correct positioning of organs within the body. How symmetry is broken in the embryo is still incompletely understood at the molecular level, as is its evolutionary history. A new[…]

Postdoc position in NordenLab

Posted by on August 26th, 2020

In the NordenLab, we aim to untangle the events that lead to the development of organs. In this context, we study the formation of the vertebrate retina and span different developmental stages from optic cup formation to neuroepithelial growth and neural lamination. Our investigations span the cellular to the tissue level and we combine cell[…]

Postdoctoral position in nuclear and chromatin organisation in early development

Posted by on August 24th, 2020

A postdoc position is available in the Percharde lab at the MRC LMS in London, to investigate novel aspects of nuclear structure and chromatin organisation during early embryo development.   Position title: 3-year fixed term postdoctoral position funded by the MRC   About the position: The Percharde lab at the MRC London Institute of Medical[…]

Adjusting to normal

Posted by on August 19th, 2020

The phrase “adjusting to the new normal” is a part of everyone’s life in one way or another, especially given our current global circumstances. Many in my circle are adjusting to facemasks, keeping physical distance (no friends/family meetups for months), constantly using hand sanitizers, cleaning surfaces at every turn/or use, ordering groceries online instead of[…]

Postdoctoral position in the field of bioinformatics and computational biology applied to the cardiovascular system

Posted by on August 19th, 2020

The research program in the Nicoli lab focuses on combining genetics and developmental biology approaches to understand how the regulation of gene expression governs cardiovascular phenotypes. More specifically this position aims to develop computational methodologies and designing integrative data science approaches to study 1) how genomic and phenotypic variations develop in the neurovascular system1,2, 2)[…]