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The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology (DanStem) is looking for a postdoc to join the Serup Group

Posted by on October 9th, 2020

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences University of Copenhagen  Institute: The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Biology – DanStem is located at the University of Copenhagen. DanStem addresses basic research questions in stem cell and developmental biology and has activities focused on the translation of promising basic research results into new strategies and targets[…]

Development presents… October webinar videos

Posted by on October 8th, 2020

Videos have now been taken down.   Yesterday over two hundred people from all over the wall tuned in to the first instalment of Development presents…, Development’s new webinar series. For those who missed it, here you can watch the talks, plus their following Q&A sessions moderated by Development Editor-in-Chief and webinar chair James Briscoe.[…]

Forgotten filaments to the fore

Posted by on October 1st, 2020

The cytoskeletal filament network within our cells underpins the functionality of virtually all cellular processes. Apart from conferring a structural framework giving cells their unique shapes, the cytoskeleton also regulates a host of dynamic activities ranging from cell division to migration, transport, and polarization. Understanding how the cytoskeleton orchestrates these events with unique spatial and[…]

The long road to understanding homeobox genes in the nervous system

Posted by on October 1st, 2020

Following the initial discovery of the homeobox in the 1980s in invertebrates and then vertebrates, it became quickly clear that homeobox genes come in two flavors – that of the Antennapedia-like HOX cluster genes and that of the many more non-clustered genes with diverse sequence and expression features (Gehring, 1998). One theme that became evident[…]

Converting spreadsheets to tidy data – Part 2

Posted by on September 29th, 2020

The superplot was recently proposed as a data visualization strategy that improves the communication of experimental results (Lord et al, 2020). To simplify the visualization of data with a superplot, I created a web tool that is named SuperPlotsOfData (Goedhart, 2020). The superplot tutorial for R , the tutorial for Python and the SuperPlotsOfData web app use the[…]

Tenure Track Group Leader Position in MULTICELLULAR SYSTEMS

Posted by on September 28th, 2020

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) invites applications for a tenure-track group leader position (assistant professor level). We encourage applications from candidates who have an innovative research program on questions related to mechanisms of development, regeneration and disease. Applications from individuals using quantitative and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. The position includes competitive[…]

From Image to Insight – Morphogenesis Meets Data Science

Posted by on September 26th, 2020

A wave of innovations is advancing data-driven computational analysis and machine learning – time for developmental biologists to hop on the surf board! This post, inspired by our recent data-driven work on lateral line morphogenesis, provides a brief primer on key concepts and terms. written by Jonas Hartmann & Darren Gilmour From machine translation to[…]

From mysterious cysts to CSF-in-a-dish

Posted by on September 21st, 2020

Our brain is immersed in a clear, colourless, nutrient-rich fluid called the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which provides mechanical support to the brain and helps to circulate important molecules for brain development and function. Within the interconnected cavities of our brain, the CSF flows in and out constantly. The CSF is actively produced by the choroid[…]

Delineating the making of an embryo

Posted by on September 15th, 2020

By Hanna L. Sladitschek and Pierre A. Neveu   Our body consists of a multitude of highly specialized tissues: the neurons in our retina seem to have little in common with the glandular cells in the intestine or our muscle fibers. Yet nothing hints at that complexity at the time of conception, when the genomes[…]

Mayflies: an emergent model to investigate the evolution of winged insects

Posted by on September 11th, 2020

Winged insects are the most diverse and numerous group of animals on Earth. This great diversity has been possible thanks to the acquisition of novel morphologies and lifestyles. How the changes in their genomes contributed to the appearance and evolution of these traits is key to understand how this lineage adapted and conquered the huge[…]