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Fundraising for Suzanne Eaton search effort

Posted by on July 8th, 2019

Update: please read the latest statement from the MPI-CBG https://www.mpi-cbg.de/news-events/latest-news/article/news/statement-on-the-tragic-demise-of-suzanne-eaton/ Our thoughts are with Suzanne’s family, friends and colleagues.       Suzanne Eaton, the molecular and developmental biologist based at the MPI-CBG in Dresden, is currently missing on the island of Crete (see the MPI’s statement and recent NBC news story for details). The search team[…]

Regenerating human retinal ganglion cells in the dish to inform glaucoma treatment

Posted by on July 4th, 2019

You can also read the Research Highlight for this press released article. The capacity of the human central nervous system to regenerate after injury or illness is limited, and the resulting functional impairments carry a vast societal and personal burden. In glaucoma, degeneration of retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) – the axons of which form the[…]

Laboratory and lecture course by top-notch Developmental Biologists in Quintay-Chile (January 2020) for Latin American and International applicants

Posted by on July 4th, 2019

This new version of the Quintay2020 course is organized with the collaboration of the Marine Biology Laboratory (MBL, Woods Hole, USA). We invite students to submit their application before the deadline (31st July 2019). At the end of the Quintay2020 course, the two best students will receive a prize, which consists in a place to[…]

Postdoctoral Opportunities for Research in Cell Behavior during Development and Cancer

Posted by on July 2nd, 2019

The Johnston Lab at Columbia University in New York is looking for curious, motivated individuals to join us in research to characterize the molecular targets and pathways that provide plasticity to growing tissues, allowing cells to sense and adapt to changes in their immediate environment.  We investigate the role of competitive cell-cell interactions in organ[…]

The 2019 North of England Cell Biology Forum

Posted by on July 2nd, 2019

This annual 1-day symposium brings together cell biologists from the North of England. There is a full day of talks and a poster session where junior scientists are encouraged to present their work. PhD students and post-docs are invited to apply for oral and/or poster presentations; prizes will be awarded on the day. Date: Thursday,[…]

Postdoc Position: Visible Ape & Dissemination

Posted by on June 11th, 2019

Postdoc Position: Visible Ape & Dissemination Hiring Institution: Howard Univ.; Posted: 06-11-2019; Duration PostDoc: Sept2019-Aug2022 A postdoctoral researcher is sought to join the Rui Diogo lab (www.ruidiogolab.com), at the Howard University College of Medicine, Department of Anatomy (Washington DC).   Within the field, this is one of the labs with a higher impact, number of[…]

Drinking alcohol even at conception damages placenta development

Posted by on June 10th, 2019

Press release from Development. You can also read the Research Highlight for this article. Alcohol consumption during pregnancy has been linked to poor growth of the placenta, causing conditions such as fetal growth restriction and low birth weight. Although most women cease drinking once they know they are pregnant, the effect of alcohol during the[…]

preLists – charting the waters of the preprint sea

Posted by on May 24th, 2019

We are happy to announce the launch of preLists, a new initiative within preLights where early-career researchers curate lists of preprints for the community. These lists follow two main themes: preprints on a specific topic or preprints which have been presented at scientific meetings. preLighters can also add brief one-liner summaries to each preprint, and[…]

The Young Embryologist Network Conference 2019: Meeting Summary

Posted by on May 24th, 2019

Since the Young Embryologist Network (YEN) was established in 2008, its annual conference grows from strength to strength, and thanks to the introduction of travel grants in 2017, the YEN meeting now welcomes an international delegation of attendees studying a variety of developmental problems. YEN conferences are special because they organised by early career researchers[…]

How the snail’s shell got its coil

Posted by on May 14th, 2019

Researchers from the Tokyo University of Science, Japan, have used CRISPR gene editing technology to make snails with shells that coil the ‘wrong’ way, providing insights into the fundamental basis of left-right asymmetry in animals. These findings were recently published in Development. If you look at a snail’s shell, the chances are it will coil[…]