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PhD student position

Posted by on May 8th, 2012

PhD student position at the IBMB-CSIC, Barcelona Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology We are looking for: Enthusiastic researchers with a BSc or Masters Degree in biomedical sciences with interest in Developmental Neurobiology Good academic records are required Good spoken and written command of English We offer: A highly multidisciplinary and competitive training programme in biomedical[…]

25 years of Development

Posted by on May 8th, 2012

(The following editorials all appear in Development vol. 139, issue 11. Image: the very first Development cover from 1987, with images from a paper by Jim Smith, our second Editor in Chief )   25 years of Development – by Katherine Brown, Executive Editor When I arrived at Development in late 2011, I realised that[…]

In Development this week (Vol. 139, Issue 11)

Posted by on May 8th, 2012

Here are the research highlights from the current issue of Development: Laminin cue for epithelial polarity During the development of many animal organs, mesenchymal cells co-ordinately polarize to form epithelial sheets or tubes. In vitro studies have suggested that the extracellular matrix component laminin functions as a polarity cue during this mesenchymal to epithelial transition.[…]

Postdoctoral positions available

Posted by on May 5th, 2012

Postdoctoral Positions, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, TN, USA   Postdoctoral Positions in Molecular and Developmental Biology are available to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling vertebrate organogenesis. We are particularly interested in the development of the lymphatic vasculature and the visual system. We use available mouse models to understand the mechanisms regulating these[…]

Wellcome Trust Conference: Sub-Nuclear Structures and Disease

Posted by on May 3rd, 2012

Abstract & Bursary deadline: 11 May | Registration deadline: 31 May Now in its third year, this Wellcome Trust meeting will focus on the biology of sub-nuclear structures including the nucleolus, cajal and PML bodies. These structures have key roles in normal and diseased cells and they interact in a dynamic way. A fundamental understanding[…]

Images from the International Course on Developmental Biology

Posted by on May 3rd, 2012

One of the covers of Development this year is reserved for an image from the International Course on Developmental Biology, UNAB, Quintay-Chile. This course ran from 5-17 January in Chile. You can read a report from the course on the Node. Which image will get the coveted cover spot is up to you to decide.[…]

Skate wins cover contest

Posted by on May 2nd, 2012

The winner of the first round of images from the 2011 Woods Hole Embryology Course is in. This beautiful image of a skate got almost half of the votes cast, and won by a large margin: The image shows the ventral surface of the skate Raja prepared by alcian blue and alizarin red staining for[…]

Inflammation and Atherosclerosis – September 20-21, 2012 in Munich, Germany

Posted by on May 2nd, 2012

Upcoming deadlines: oral abstracts – June 11, 2012 Topics: • Genes, lipids and systemic inflammatione • Early inflammatory and immune-driven atherogenesis • Atheroprogression, ER-stress and unstable plaques • Novel therapeutic options involving miRNAs Speaker list: Full speaker list available on meeting website. Meeting website: (No Ratings Yet)Loading…

BSDB/BSCB/JSDB Joint Spring Meeting Report, part two

Posted by on May 1st, 2012

Tuesday: Cell cycling and growth, stem cells and fate, and medal-winners’ lectures Buzz Baum opened the cell cycle and growth in development session with a talk about his lab’s work at UCL on cell shape changes during mitosis in dissociated culture and in epithelial sheets. The talk covered cell rounding on entry into mitosis due[…]

BSDB/BSCB/JSDB Joint Spring Meeting Report, part one

Posted by on May 1st, 2012

The 2012 Spring meeting of the British Society for Developmental Biology was held on the 15th-18th April at the spacious campus of Warwick University.  The meeting was held jointly with the Japanese Society for Developmental Biology and the British Society for Cell Biology. Many delegates from the JSDB attended, presented interesting talks and posters and[…]