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Research Highlight #4: Macrophages in human development

Posted by on June 1st, 2020

Today we return our interest to human development, focusing on a special blood cell: the macrophage. Produced in multiple, stem cell-independent waves, macrophages colonize the developing foetus early on, forming several tissue-resident populations. This includes the microglia which are essential for brain and spinal cord development. In this paper, the authors looked into macrophage development[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: From one generation to the next – the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren

Posted by on May 21st, 2020

Kat Arney reflects on the life and work of Dame Anne McLaren, one of the leading embryologists of the 20th century.

Early development: the journey from oocyte to embryo

Posted by on April 3rd, 2020

Meeting report: 2nd EMBO workshop “Awakening of the genome: the maternal-to-zygotic transition”   Amanda Amodeo1*, Johanna Gassler2* and Ksenia Kuznetsova3*, Philip Zegerman4   *These authors contributed equally Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics. Carl Icahn Laboratory Washington Rd., Princeton University. Princeton, NJ 08544 Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (IMBA), Vienna Biocenter[…]

Postdoctoral scientist in Developmental Biology, Imperial College London

Posted by on February 20th, 2020

We are delighted to announce an opening for a postdoctoral scientist to join the Development & Transcriptional Control group, headed by Vicki Metzis. The post, funded by Wellcome and The Royal Society, is based at the London Institute of Medical Sciences (LMS), which specialises in Epigenetics, Quantitative Biology and Genes and Metabolism.   Research Interest The Development and Transcriptional Control[…]

PhD Studenship in soma-germline communication and signaling regulation in the Drosophila testis (Medway School of Pharmacy, Universities of Kent and Greenwich)

Posted by on February 13th, 2020

A PhD position is available in the lab of Fani Papagiannouli (@Medway School of Pharmacy, Universities of Kent and Greenwich) to study soma-germline communication and the role of cortical polarity in signaling regulation during Drosophila spermatogenesis. The position is funded by a Medway School of Pharmacy Post Graduate Research Scholarship.  Stem cells are critical for[…]

Postdoctoral Position (development biology/ cell biology) m/w/d

Posted by on January 16th, 2020

The Department of Systemic Cell Biology (Prof. Dr. Bastiaens) at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Physiology in Dortmund is offering a postdoctoral position (developmental biology/cell biology) to work in an interdisciplinary team of cell biologists and physicists studying mechanisms of tumorigenesis in intestinal organoids. We are investigating fundamental mechanisms of oncoprotein induced tumor development by[…]

Postdoctoral position in GRNs controlling cell identity and morphogenesis in molluscs

Posted by on January 2nd, 2020

The Lyons Lab at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (a department at U.C. San Diego) is recruiting a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar to support research projects funded by an NIH MIRA award.  The Lyons Lab (www.lyonslab.org) focuses on cell type differentiation and morphogenesis with a particular interest in how these processes evolve.  The postdoc will contribute to[…]

Postdoctoral position in Quantitative Live Imaging of Cell Fate Choice and Organization

Posted by on October 16th, 2019

The Posfai Lab at Princeton University (www.Posfailab.org) is looking to recruit a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to study the molecular and cellular mechanisms of cell fate choice and emergent organization during early embryonic development, using the preimplantation mouse embryo as a model system. The project will combine genetic engineering and quantitative, high-resolution live imaging using[…]

Two Postdoctoral Positions (Experimental & Bioinformatician) @ Babraham Institute

Posted by on October 15th, 2019

We are seeking to recruit two talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist to investigate the molecular regulation of lineage specification during the development of human preimplantation embryos. One position is for an experimental researcher and one position is for a bioinformatician. These new posts are part of the exciting Wellcome-funded Human Developmental Biology Initiative[…]

Postdoc opening in marine cell biology and genomics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Posted by on September 17th, 2019

  The Hamdoun and Lyons Laboratories at U.C. San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (https://scripps.ucsd.edu) are seeking a highly motivated postdoc candidate for a joint fellowship at the intersection of evolutionary and ecological developmental biology.  The successful candidate will be nominated for the competitive Scripps Postdoctoral Scholar (SPS) Award (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02248).  The Hamdoun Lab (www.hamdounlab.org) focuses[…]