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Genetics Unzipped podcast: Rebel Cell: Cancer, evolution and the science of life

Posted by on August 13th, 2020

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, Kat Arney brings you exclusive excerpts from her new book Rebel Cell, exploring where cancer came from, where it’s going, and how we might beat it.

Senior Scientist / Director, Human Cells, Tissues, and Organoids Core

Posted by on August 11th, 2020

Senior scientist position available in the Human Cells, Tissues, and Organoids (hCTO) Core of the Center of Regenerative Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. This position will serve as the Director of the hCTO Core and will be responsible for the running of the Core; this includes, but is not limited to: maintaining and[…]

SDB 2020 Conference Reflection – My First Society for Developmental Biology Conference

Posted by on August 11th, 2020

My name is Alicia Ugenti and I am an undergraduate from Amherst College studying Biology and Sexuality, Women’s, and Gender Studies. Last year, I took a course in Developmental Biology and for the past three years, I have conducted research in the lab of Katerina Ragkousi, with my time now culminating into a thesis for[…]

List of virtual talks, seminars, forums

Posted by on August 10th, 2020

Updated 10 August. Let us know if we missed anything   Various organisations and looser assemblies of locked down researchers have begun to put together online seminar and talk series, many of which are open to anyone (usually with registration), and many of which also have previous talks recorded. Here’s a list of what we’ve[…]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow position: Evolutionary Origin of Synapses and Neurons at Sars Centre in Bergen, Norway

Posted by on August 6th, 2020

There is a vacancy for a postdoctoral research fellow position at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology ( in the research group headed by Dr. Pawel Burkhardt. The position is for a period of 3 years and is funded on the Sars Centre core budget. The Sars Centre belongs to the University of[…]

Postdoc at Johns Hopkins — Understanding brain circuit evolution at single cell resolution using comparative connectomics and transcriptomics

Posted by on August 5th, 2020

A position for a postdoc is available in the Kebschull Lab at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD, for a start date after January 2021. We develop and apply cutting edge molecular and neuroanatomical tools to study how primordial circuits expanded in evolution to form the[…]

Monotreme ears and the evolution of mammal jaws

Posted by on August 5th, 2020

Jaw joints, in most vertebrate animals that have them, form between a bone in the head called the quadrate and one in the mandible called the articular. The mandibles (lower jaw bone) of most vertebrates is compound, made up of fused bones, but we mammals are different.  We have lots of different types of teeth[…]

PostDoc at MBL – Molecular Capture of Microbial Symbioses

Posted by on August 4th, 2020

Position Summary: The MBL is seeking a candidate for the position of Postdoctoral Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Blair Paul to investigate physical interactions among uncultivated microbial symbioses from aquatic environments. For more information about our lab’s work, see This project is funded by The Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation’s Symbiosis in Aquatic[…]

Pregenerate GmbH is hiring an Imaging Specialist and a Research technician in Vienna

Posted by on August 4th, 2020

Pregenerate GmbH is hiring in Vienna #Biotechnology #Imaging #Arthritis research # Drug discovery # Vienna # Machine learning #Cell differentiation assay #Organ-on-a-chip #Biotechnology #Microfluidic #EVOS7000 #personalized medicine #Automation #Liquid Handling #cell biology #Molecularbiology   Pregenerate is a young startup based on the lively Vienna Biocenter Campus surrounded by 12 other start up companies. At Pregenerate[…]

July in preprints

Posted by on August 4th, 2020

Welcome to our monthly trawl for developmental biology (and related) preprints.  This month features a host of preprints on human development at the single cell level (perhaps all submitted in time for Development’s September meeting?), plus insights into how butterflies make clear wings and how worms achieve meiosis, and a whole lot more. Preprints hosted[…]