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The Southwest of the UK – a thriving environment for zebrafish research

Posted by on September 29th, 2020

Meeting report of the SWZM20 The Southwest Zebrafish Meeting 2020 (SWZM20) took place as an online-only meeting organized by the Scholpp lab at the Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter UK, on September 11th 2020. This meeting brought together 90 scientists, mostly from Southwest of the UK, who work with the zebrafish Danio rerio and[…]

Converting spreadsheets to tidy data – Part 2

Posted by on September 29th, 2020

The superplot was recently proposed as a data visualization strategy that improves the communication of experimental results (Lord et al, 2020). To simplify the visualization of data with a superplot, I created a web tool that is named SuperPlotsOfData (Goedhart, 2020). The superplot tutorial for R , the tutorial for Python and the SuperPlotsOfData web app use the[…]

Stem Cell Culture Platform Manager for the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology

Posted by on September 28th, 2020

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen We are seeking a highly motivated and self-starting Cell Culture Specialist. About us The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem has been established as a result of a series of international recruitments coupled with internationally recognized research groups focused on insulin producing beta[…]

Tenure Track Group Leader Position in MULTICELLULAR SYSTEMS

Posted by on September 28th, 2020

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) invites applications for a tenure-track group leader position (assistant professor level). We encourage applications from candidates who have an innovative research program on questions related to mechanisms of development, regeneration and disease. Applications from individuals using quantitative and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. The position includes competitive[…]

From Image to Insight – Morphogenesis Meets Data Science

Posted by on September 26th, 2020

A wave of innovations is advancing data-driven computational analysis and machine learning – time for developmental biologists to hop on the surf board! This post, inspired by our recent data-driven work on lateral line morphogenesis, provides a brief primer on key concepts and terms. written by Jonas Hartmann & Darren Gilmour From machine translation to[…]

‘Another look’ at peer review: reviewing review articles

Posted by on September 25th, 2020

If this post causes a sense of déjà vu, it might be because you’ve read our recent articles: An Introduction to Writing Review Articles and Getting involved in peer review. For #PeerRevWeek2020, I thought I’d explore the intersection of these two topics. Although there are guides to train potential peer reviewers for reviewing research articles, the[…]

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position Department of Genetics & Development, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Posted by on September 24th, 2020

The Department of Genetics and Development invites applications for one tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking outstanding applicants who use genetic approaches to study developmental or physiological processes. Our department spans a broad range of interests including developmental biology, physiology, DNA repair and recombination, cancer and human genetics. Applicants must hold[…]

Postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Posted by on September 24th, 2020

A postdoctoral position is immediately available for highly motivated recent PhD or MD/PhD graduates in the Singh Lab (https://medicine.vumc.org/person/bhuminder-singh-phd) at the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center to participate in basic studies controlling epithelial polarity as well as more translational efforts to develop innovative therapeutic approaches for colorectal cancer (CRC).[…]

PhD position @ YUN lab CRTD & MPI CBG Germany

Posted by on September 24th, 2020

The research group of Dr Max Yun, ‘Regeneration of Complex Structures in Adult Vertebrates’ at DFG/CRTD Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (Germany) & MPI-CBG is searching for a PhD candidate. The major focus of the group is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying regeneration in adult vertebrates, using salamanders (newts and axolotls) as[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: The Future of Cancer: How Genomics is Transforming Research and Treatment for All

Posted by on September 24th, 2020

In this episode, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, we’re taking a look at how genomic technologies are transforming cancer care – now and in the future, and the importance of making sure that these advances are available to all.