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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[…]

Reminder : UK SouthWest Zebrafish Meeting – 11 Sep 2020 – register today!

Posted by on June 22nd, 2020

Dear All We are looking forward to an exciting UK SouthWest Zebrafish Meeting at the 11 Sep 2020! If you have not already, register and also submit your abstracts for either talks or posters. Talks and posters will be given to students, early career researchers and technicians. Our deadline for abstract submission is Friday 24th[…]

UK South West Zebrafish Meeting 2020 – Registration and Abstract Submission now open!

Posted by on May 5th, 2020

We are excited to announce that the UK South West Zebrafish Meeting 2020 will be hosted by the University of Exeter as a virtual meeting to take place on Friday 11th September 2020. The aim of the meeting is to bring together zebrafish researchers and technical staff from research institutions from the South West of[…]

BBSRC PhD position: Wnt signalling in neural crest development.

Posted by on November 22nd, 2019

A BBSRC-funded PhD studentship is available for a joint project between the labs of Steffen Scholpp, Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter ( and Robert Kelsh, University of Bath ( Dissecting the function of Wnt signalling in zebrafish neural crest development. Project Description The neural crest (NC) is a stem-cell-like cell population, which is unique to[…]

Living Systems Institute Exeter opens new PhD programme! Apply now!

Posted by on November 22nd, 2019

Modern scientific innovation involves the integration of diverse disciplines and the bridging of pure and application-oriented research. This requires a new generation of bioscientists who are trained to think and experiment beyond traditional boundaries. The recently established Living Systems Institute (LSI), University of Exeter, provides this opportunity by housing world-leading Biologists, Physicists, Mathematicians, Computational Scientists[…]

Post Doc, PhD student, and tech position available to studying Wnt trafficking in vertebrates at the LSI Exeter

Posted by on October 30th, 2018

Several MRC-funded positions are available in the Scholpp lab in the Living Systems Institute (LSI) at the University of Exeter to elucidate various aspects of cytoneme-mediated Wnt trafficking in vertebrates. We are looking for a Postdoc (3years, starting in Spring 2019), two PhD students (3.5years, starting in Autumn 2019, UK/EU only), and a Tech (2years,[…]

Autonomous traffic – Wnt cytonemes lead the way.

Posted by on October 2nd, 2018

by Lauren Porter and Steffen Scholpp Living Systems Institute, University of Exeter, UK   The importance of Wnt signalling in developmental processes, wound healing and stem cell control has long been established. Historically, scientists attributed the transport of Wnt proteins from the source to the receiver cell to simple diffusion, however, this explanation did not[…]

Two fully-funded PhD positions in Wnt trafficking at the LSI in Exeter

Posted by on October 9th, 2017

The process of subdividing a tissue into functional units represents a classic problem in pattern formation. Signalling proteins – so-called morphogens – orchestrate this process. The traditional view is that morphogens are released from local source and slowly diffuse through a neighbouring tissue to build up a gradient. As Wnt signals act as a key[…]

EMBO practical course “Imaging of Neural Development in Zebrafish”

Posted by on June 3rd, 2013

8-15 September 2013, Karlsruhe, Germany We would like to welcome applications to the EMBO zebrafish workshop that will take place at KIT, Karlsruhe (Germany) in the fall of 2013. The objective of this EMBO Workshop is to provide theoretical and practical background on the zebrafish model system for direct assessment of open questions using modern[…]

PhD-student Position in Thalamus Development / Tissue Engineering in Zebrafish

Posted by on September 21st, 2011

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to study development and regeneration of the thalamus in zebrafish. Stroke is a prevalent and devastating disorder, and no treatment is currently available to restore lost neuronal function after stroke. In 10% of all stroke patients, a remote damage of the thalamus has been documented. We[…]