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Postdoctoral research fellow position in stem cells and regeneration- Patel lab U. of Bristol

Posted by on June 12th, 2020

We are looking for a highly motivated, intellectually curious and creative postdoctoral research fellow with a strong interest in tissue maintenance, regeneration and ageing to join our lab.   The Patel lab at the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol studies how tissues regenerate themselves after damage and how they maintain themselves[…]

PhD Studentship in Cell and Developmental Biology: Cytoskeletal Regulation of Epidermal Stem Cells

Posted by on May 25th, 2020

The group of Chen Luxenburg at the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, invites applications for a PhD student position.   Our laboratory is looking for excellent and highly motivated PhD students to study the role of the actin cytoskeleton in skin development. Our goal is to understand how cytoskeleton derived signals regulate stem cell[…]

Crafting plots for movies

Posted by on May 6th, 2020

In a previous blog I explained how animated plots can be made to illustrate the dynamics of data. Animated plots go nicely together with the movies from which the data was extracted. Here, I explain how to display a movie and plot side-by-side, starting from a stack of images and using only open source software.[…]

Scientific conference reform: scientists respond to Sarabipour et al. 2020

Posted by on April 28th, 2020

I wrote to several colleagues in the process of highlighting (preLight here) a recent preprint on conference reform by Sarabipour et al., some involved in organising conferences, others invested in ECR career development, publishing, and publishing reform. Here are their comments (I will update this resource as I hear back from more people):     Jessica[…]

Dynamic display of data with animated plots

Posted by on April 27th, 2020

Data from time-lapse experiments is often displayed in a graph or plot, to visualize the dynamics of biological systems (Goedhart, 2020). Ironically, the perception of the dynamics is largely lost in a static plot. That’s where animated plots come in. Animated plots are a great way to display the dynamics of the underlying data. Below, I[…]

Free, Cool, Developmental Biology Meeting In Your Own Living Room!

Posted by on April 21st, 2020

The Southeast Regional Society for Developmental Biology Conference will be held virtually in a Zoom Webinar on May 20-21.     Registration is required for all attendees by May 6, 2020 (limited space).  Registration is Free, please use Fee Waiver Code: FREE when completing your registration.   Abstract submission for short talks will be through April 30, with notification[…]

Irin ajo mi si Nigeria | My journey to Nigeria

Posted by on April 17th, 2020

My first impression of Nigeria remained loyal to what I would experience the following two weeks: very warm weather, very colourful attires, very warm and joyful hearts. Also, it is loud, there is always sound…

An Introduction to Writing Review Articles

Posted by on April 7th, 2020

Last week, I gave a talk (online, of course) about ‘Writing review articles’. It was aimed at graduate students who, as part of their training, had to identify a topic in the field of developmental biology and write a mini-review on that particular topic. However, my talk contained some general advice about writing review-type articles,[…]

Translational Immunology

Posted by on December 6th, 2019

Translational Immunology 8-9 DECEMBER 2020, GHENT, BELGIUM Due to the Coronavirus, Translational Immunology and the satellite BIS meeting were postponed from 26-27 March 2020 to the end of the year. We are happy to confirm the new date: 8-9 December 2020. The aim of this conference is to bridge the translational gap in immunopathology, bringing[…]

MRC WIMM Prize PhD Studentships 2020

Posted by on October 28th, 2019

The MRC Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine (WIMM) has fully funded 4-year Prize PhD (DPhil) Studentships available to start in October 2020. These Studentships are open to outstanding students of any nationality who wish to train in experimental and/or computational biology. The Institute is a world leading molecular and cell biology centre that focuses on[…]