In this episode we’re taking a look at the story and the characters behind one of the most transformative – and ubiquitous – techniques in modern molecular biology: the polymerase chain reaction.
The Collaborative Research Centre 1348 “Dynamic Cellular Interfaces: Formation and Function” at the University of Münster, Germany, invites applications for 10 PhD Positions (salary level E13 TV-L, 65%) Projects are available from the earliest possible date for three years. Currently, the regular full employment time is 39 hours[…]
We have open postdoctoral positions in our lab. We are looking for researchers interested in understanding the mechanisms through which non-coding RNAs and RNA metabolic pathways regulate gene expression in mammals and how these mechanisms impact animal development and disease. Our lab uses a combination of mouse models and genetic tools together with biochemical and[…]
Cell polarisation is crucial for normal development and controlled by complex molecular interactions in the cytoplasm and at the membrane. Today we feature a paper recently published in Developmental Cell that describes a single-cell biochemistry technique and its insights into polarity protein dynamics the developing worm embryo. We caught up with first author Dan Dickinson, who carried out the work as a postdoc[…]
About a year ago, I met someone at a conference who worked at a food chemistry lab in New Orleans. She was telling me about how her company had tried to hire a chemist with a Masters or PhD by putting some ads out on various job boards, but no one with the right[…]
I am Gary McDowell, a postdoctoral researcher at Tufts Centre for Regenerative Biology and Developmental Biology. I have just finished a postdoctoral position in a mass spectrometry lab at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and I was the only frog researcher in the group. I earned my “frog stripes” studying for my PhD in[…]