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Funded PhD vacancy for UK/EU students: How does stress affect floral smell preferences of bumblebees?

Posted by on October 31st, 2020

About the Project This project will be based at Durham University, UK and will involve work at Stirling, UK and Wuerzburg, Germany. The supervisory team: Dr Lena Riabinina Dr Matt Tinsley Dr Wayne Dawson Prof Thomas Schmitt   BACKGROUND Bumblebees are agriculturally important pollinators, but are currently declining in abundance in the UK and around[…]

List of virtual talks, seminars, forums

Posted by on October 30th, 2020

Updated 30 October . 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[…]

Genomics/Sequencing Specialist to DanStem/CPR, University of Copenhagen

Posted by on October 29th, 2020

The role of the next generation sequencing (NGS) specialist is to ensure daily operations at the Genomics Platform and to support researchers at two centres working on fundamental biological mechanism, the Novo Nordisk Centres for Protein Research (CPR) and Stem Cell Biology (DanStem), with expertise in functional genomics and single-cell sequencing applications. The advertised job[…]

Center for Stem Cell and Organic Medicine (CuSTOM) Faculty

Posted by on October 27th, 2020

The new Center for Stem Cell & Organoid Medicine (CuSTOM) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC) is launching a major new initiative to recruit outstanding tenure-track or tenured faculty at the Assistant to Associate Professor level. CuSTOM ( ) is a multi-disciplinary center of excellence integrating developmental and stem cell biologists, clinicians, bioengineers and[…]

The evolution of nerves: understanding the roots of neurodegeneration

Posted by on October 27th, 2020

Application Deadline: 22 January 2021 Supervisors: Andreas Prokop, Matthew Ronshaugen, Karl Kadler Project details How to apply To develop remedial strategies for neurodegeneration in age and disease, we need to improve our understanding of the cell biology of neurons – in particular their axons. Axons are the cable-like, up-to-meter long processes of neurons that wire[…]

How to… Graphical Abstract

Posted by on October 27th, 2020

In my visual communication classes students increasingly want to learn how to make  graphical abstracts. Below I summarized a few key points What are Graphical abstracts? Graphical abstracts are increasingly common to explain biomedical concepts and research results. “Summary slides” have been for long been used in talks or lectures. Today, graphical abstracts are omnipresent[…]

Tenure Track position at Boston College in Developmental and Cell Biology

Posted by on October 23rd, 2020

The Biology Department of Boston College seeks to recruit a tenure-track faculty member with research and teaching interests in the area of Cell & Developmental Biology. The ideal candidate is expected to establish a rigorous, externally funded research program that contributes to, or complements, current strengths in using in vivo model systems to answer fundamental[…]

Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program in Brain Sciences – The Hebrew University

Posted by on October 22nd, 2020

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2020   The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) builds upon Hebrew University‘s record of excellence and innovation in its multidisciplinary approach to brain sciences. ELSC invites applications for postdoctoral fellows in the following fields: theoretical and computational neuroscience, systems neuroscience, molecular and cellular mechanisms, cognitive neuroscience, and neuronal circuits.[…]

Genetics Unzipped: The Past, Present and Future of the Human Genome Project

Posted by on October 22nd, 2020

In this episode we bring you an in-depth interview with Dr Eric Green, director of the US National Human Genome Research Institute and one of the key instigators of the Human Genome Project, to talk about the past, present and future of human genomics.

Meeting Report: From Stem Cells to Human Development

Posted by on October 21st, 2020

Mustafa Güven gives a student’s perspective on Development’s recent virtual meeting: From Stem Cells to Human Development. Below the piece you’ll also find Mustafa’s Turkish translation of the report. For a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the meeting, go here. As a fourth-year medical student from Van, Turkey, I have witnessed birth and death on[…]