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25th of January: Modelling and measuring the landscapes of early embryonic development

Posted by on January 13th, 2021

Cellular differentiation describes the process by which embryonic cells become different from one another, acquiring distinct identities and specialised functions. These cells are responding to signals that modify the dynamics of the interacting key genes controlling the cell’s state. The arrival of more and better single cell data opens up new opportunities for better understanding[…]

23rd International C. elegans Conference, June 21-25, 2021

Posted by on January 11th, 2021

The International C. elegans Conference takes place every two years and features cutting-edge research in a diverse array of topics, including physiology, neurobiology, development, evolution, behavior, aging, ecology, gene regulation, genomics, and more. For 2021, #Worm21 has been reimagined for a virtual platform and will focus on early career researchers at every stage. (+1 rating, 1 votes)Loading…

3 Postdoctoral Positions in the BiOf lab in Bordeaux, France

Posted by on January 5th, 2021

The BiOf lab http://biof-lab.org/ has developed a microfluidic technique, the Cellular Capsules Technology, that allows them to produce multicellular spheroids and organoids in a high throughput and controlled format. The applications in tissue engineering, oncology and regenerative medicine and toxicology testing are numerous. The recruited postdocs will be involved in the interdisciplinary projects pursued by[…]

#DevBiolWriteClub, Post #3

Posted by on December 22nd, 2020

Welcome back to #DevBiolWriteClub.  Let’s review the rules: Do the work. Do the work. Revise and edit.  Again, and again, and again. Read with intent. You can’t do it alone. Last time, I hammered away at Rule #4, Read with Intent.  Today, I’ll return to Rule #4, and I’ll make some preliminary comments on Rule[…]

Funded PhD vacancy for UK/EU students: How does stress affect floral smell preferences of bumblebees?

Posted by on October 31st, 2020

About the Project This project will be based at Durham University, UK and will involve work at Stirling, UK and Wuerzburg, Germany. The supervisory team: Dr Lena Riabinina Dr Matt Tinsley Dr Wayne Dawson Prof Thomas Schmitt   BACKGROUND Bumblebees are agriculturally important pollinators, but are currently declining in abundance in the UK and around[…]

Postdoc in neural stem cell metabolism – Francis Crick Institute, London

Posted by on October 19th, 2020

  A four year postdoctoral position in the lab of Alex Gould is now available. Previous work in the laboratory, using Drosophila, has shown that the neural stem cell niche plays a critical role in sparing the developing CNS from stresses such as nutrient restriction and hypoxia (PMID: 26451484, PMID: 21816278). We are now looking[…]

Graduate positions in developmental biology at the University of Mississippi

Posted by on October 13th, 2020

Research at UM addresses a broad range of exciting developmental biology questions. What genes regulate the creation of different neuronal cell-types? How do cardiac cells sense and respond to their environment to form a heart? What gene-networks underlie the release of leaves, fruits and seeds? How do plants respond to changes in light and temperature?[…]

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[…]

Morpholinos with specificity controls please

Posted by on September 16th, 2020

Please, always run specificity controls with Morpholinos. Morpholinos can reveal gene functions that can be concealed by genetic compensation in a mutant, but rigorous specificity controls are essential to determining whether a morphant phenotype is due to knockdown of the oligo target or an unexpected interaction with a different RNA. The Morpholino-in-a-mutant approach described in[…]

Post-doc positions – Boije lab (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Posted by on September 9th, 2020

The group We are inviting applications for three postdoctoral positions within the Zebrafish Neuronal Networks Group at the Department of Neuroscience (Uppsala University, Sweden). The research group, established in 2015, currently consist of four post-docs, three PhD students and a lab-manager.  We investigate the formation and function of neuronal networks in zebrafish, with a focus[…]