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Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in stem cells and intestinal regeneration- Patel lab U. of Bristol

Posted by on September 6th, 2020

We are looking for a passionate, intellectually curious and creative postdoctoral research fellow with a strong interest in tissue maintenance, regeneration and ageing to join our lab.   The Patel lab at the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of Bristol studies how tissues regenerate themselves after damage and how they maintain themselves over[…]

3-year PhD Project on “Transcriptional regulation of intestinal stem cells during ageing”

Posted by on June 9th, 2020

The Korzelius lab has a funded position for a 3-year PhD at the University of Kent in Canterbury, U.K. We use the Drosophila intestine as a model system for age-related decline of organ function. Similar to the mammalian small intestine and colon, the fly intestine is maintained by a population of adult Intestinal Stem Cells[…]

Postdoctoral Scientist in Quantitative Biology of Cell Fate and Tissue Dynamics

Posted by on September 8th, 2017

Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a. Applications are invited for the new position of Postdoctoral Scientist in Quantitative Biology of Cell Fate and Tissue Dynamics. We seek a highly motivated, proactive individual who will benefit from the exceptional WIMM research environment and the recently purpose-built MRC WIMM Centre for Computational Biology, which brings together experts in[…]

Want to attend Adult Neurogenesis 2015? Go as the official meeting reporter…

Posted by on January 12th, 2015

Adult Neurogenesis: Evolution, Regulation and Function May 6-8, 2015 – Dresden, Germany Website: 2015 is the 50th anniversary of Joseph Altman’s landmark discovery of adult neurogenesis. To celebrate, the fourth conference in Abcam’s Adult Neurogenesis meeting series this meeting will put the developmental process of adult neurogenesis and its regulation into the wider context[…]

The origin of blood

Posted by on September 4th, 2014

As for the origin of species, the question of the origin of blood during development has unleashed a lot of passion among the scientific community. As a matter of fact, the failure to derive blood stem cells (haematopoietic stem cells, HSCs) from pluripotent stem cells (stem cells that can generate any type of cells) has[…]

Challenging an old stem cell dogma

Posted by on August 4th, 2014

Science teachers usually say that science progresses by challenging old dogmas. In the stem cell field, there is a dogma saying that some blood stem cells in the bone marrow stay quiescent (do not divide) for long periods of time. This way, they avoid DNA damage and malignant mutations that could arise during DNA replication[…]

A simple step to reverse ageing

Posted by on May 3rd, 2014

How great would it be if we knew how to reverse ageing and turn old organs into young ones? Actually, this might not be as crazy as it sounds. As a matter of fact, a team of scientists managed to regenerate the thymus in old mice and observe what closely resembles the juvenile thymus! The[…]

How to spot a stem cell…

Posted by on October 23rd, 2013

  Here’s a basic but really important question… how do stem cell scientists actually identify the stem cells they are raving about? We have all heard that we have stem cells in our gut, in our skin, in our eyes or in our brain for example, but scientists are still looking for stem cells in[…]

A Taste of Stem Cells

Posted by on May 16th, 2013

Continuous supply of mature differentiated cells by adult stem cells is required in most of adult tissues especially those with rapid turnover rates. In recent years, using advanced cell biological methods, many studies have uncovered homeostatic mechanisms that are driven by specific tissue resident stem cells. Mammalian lingual epithelium (tongue) always had been a focus[…]