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Development presents… December webinar on plant development

Posted by on November 30th, 2020

Videos of the talks and Q&As can now be found here!     We’re happy to confirm the next in our Development presents… webinar series will be chaired by our Editor Yrjö Helariutta (Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge / Institute of Biotecnology, University of Helsinki) and features three talks on various aspects of plant development.[…]

Lab Manager/Research Assistant–Marine Invertebrate EvoDevo

Posted by on November 27th, 2020

We seek a motivated and organized individual to join the Lyons Lab ( at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography ( to serve as lab manger and research assistant.  The individual will assist the lab in funded projects on molluscan neurodevelopment, developmental gene regulatory networks, and biomineralization.  The successful candidate will be responsible for lab organization,[…]

Post-doctoral position @EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Posted by on November 26th, 2020

Our laboratory at the Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland is looking for a postdoc to work in the field of gene regulation during mammalian development, by using in vitro cultured, ES cells-derived gastruloids (pseudo-embryos) as a model system. Key-words: Transcriptional regulation, enhancers, CRISPR/cas9, mutant gastruloids, epigenetic profiling, 3D chromatin structure, single-cell RNA-seq[…]

Features & Reviews Editor – Disease Models & Mechanisms

Posted by on November 26th, 2020

Based in Cambridge, UK Disease Models & Mechanisms, published by The Company of Biologists, is seeking enthusiastic and motivated applicants for the role of Features & Reviews Editor. Joining an experienced and successful team, including Editor-in-Chief Liz Patton, this is an exciting opportunity to make a significant contribution to a growing Open Access journal in[…]

4-year PhD position: Nutritional regulation of growth in sea anemones

Posted by on November 25th, 2020

There is a 4-year PhD position available at the Sars International Centre for Marine Molecular Biology ( in the lab of Dr. Patrick Steinmetz. The successful applicant will study how starvation-induced degrowth is controlled in the sea anemone Nematostella vectensis. The project may also involve studying key aspects of degrowth in the sea anemone Aiptasia[…]

Group leader position at IMBA

Posted by on November 24th, 2020

Hi all, IMBA is opening a search for a group leader. It is an absolutely great place to do 100% basic research. Full freedom, no questions asked. You can find all info here. The deadline is the 10th of January. Best wishes, Nicolas Rivron (+1 rating, 1 votes)Loading…

An interview with Dawei Sun

Posted by on November 24th, 2020

  Dawei Sun has just finished his PhD in Dr Emma Rawlins’ lab at The Gurdon Institute here in Cambridge, UK. He has remained in the city with his wife for the duration of the pandemic. In the middle of the UK’s second lockdown we met him, virtually, to find out how he is doing,[…]

Postdoc Associate development and evolution of morphologies Rutgers University

Posted by on November 21st, 2020

An NSF-supported postdoctoral position is available in the Yakoby Lab for a highly-motivated and productive individual with an interest in studying the evolution of tissue patterning and morphogenesis in Drosophila oogenesis. The project includes the prediction and validation of cis-Regulatory Modules (CRMs) in the follicular epithelium of several Drosophila species. Applicants with a Ph.D. and[…]


Posted by on November 20th, 2020

We are seeking candidates to apply for two upcoming calls for Postdoctoral Researchers from the Spanish Government (Juan de la Cierva). Candidates should have an interest in Developmental Neurobiology, with expertise ranging from embryology, to stem cell biology, bioinformatics and/or quantitative biology to investigate development of the vertebrate Central Nervous System (CNS) in health and[…]

Paul S. Burgoyne (1946-2020)

Posted by on November 18th, 2020

This Obituary by James M. A. Turner, Shantha K. Mahadevaiah, Arthur P. Arnold and Robin Lovell-Badge was recently published in Development.      Paul Burgoyne was an outstanding mouse geneticist and developmental biologist who made fundamental discoveries about the sex chromosomes and their biology. He was born on 10th January 1946, spending most of his[…]