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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-doctoral position investigating cell biology of neurogenesis using human iPSCs

Posted by on November 20th, 2019

A short-term post-doc position is available with Professor Kate Storey, School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee – immediately until 31 January 2021, with some flexibility if required. There may also be a possibility to extend this end date. The project involves developing our ongoing work with a human iPS cell derived neural differentiation assay[…]

Post-Doc Position: Alternative-Splicing and RNA isoform expression in Wnt signalling

Posted by on November 20th, 2019

We are looking for an RNA molecular biologist/molecular developmental biologist (three years, BBSRC funded, mostly based in Aberdeen) (apply by 13 December 2019) This project will study alternative transcript expression, splicing and function of TCF/LEF genes in the Wnt signalling pathway. This is a close collaboration with the research group of David Ferrier at the[…]

Postdoc Position: Evolution and genetics of brains and behaviour in Heliconius butterflies

Posted by on November 19th, 2019

We invite applications for an ERC funded postdoctoral research position to study divergence in brains and behaviour in Heliconius butterflies with Dr Richard Merrill’s research group at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich. The project will run in close collaboration with Dr Stephen Montgomery at the University of Bristol, with project partners at Universidad Regional Amazónica (Ecuador) and[…]

PhD opportunities in stem cells, regeneration, and computational biology at the University of Edinburgh

Posted by on November 18th, 2019

We are looking for ambitious and motivated postgraduate candidates to join our new computational biology group at the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Edinburgh. We are using expertise in mathematical modelling of cell interactions to answer biological questions in development and regeneration in close collaboration with experimental colleagues. There are four projects, competition-funded through the[…]

BBSRC White Rose PhD studentship in stem cell biology

Posted by on November 15th, 2019

A BBSRC-funded PhD studentship is available for a joint project between the labs of Anestis Tsakiridis ( and Dan Bose ( at the University of Sheffield. Project description: Non-coding DNA regulatory elements or enhancers control tissue and region-specific expression of critical developmental regulators thus playing a crucial role in the correct formation of the embryonic[…]

PhD studentship: Identifying mechanisms for cell division plane orientation in plants

Posted by on November 13th, 2019

Supervisors: Jill Harrison and Tom Gorochowski Project Description Summary: Plant shape is a primary determinant of productivity and yield because it affects light interception and photosynthesis. As plant cells are bound by a cell wall and cannot move, shape arises as an outcome of the plane of new cell divisions, and subsequent cell growth. Flowering[…]

CASE PhD studentship: Intercepting CLAVATA receptor-like kinase function to engineer ear size in wheat

Posted by on November 13th, 2019

Supervisors: Jill Harrison, Keith Edwards and Chris Burt (RAGT Seeds) Project Description Summary: Ensuring continuous global food security will be a major challenge of the 21st century, and wheat contributes approximately 20% of the total calories consumed by humans (FAO, 2017). In cereals like wheat, inflorescence (ear) size determines the number of flowers (florets) and[…]

PhD position available investigating exosomes for diagnosis of congenital heart disease

Posted by on November 12th, 2019

PhD position available at Liverpool John Moores University, starting Feb 2020. Extraction of exosomes from maternal blood for analysis of miRNA cargo and glycoprotein epitopes. (No Ratings Yet) Loading…