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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[…]

New Light on Old Britons – podcasts from the 2019 Galton Institute symposium

Posted by on December 19th, 2019

Who were the ancient Britons? And what can modern genetic and archaeological techniques tell us about their lives and loves?

Genomic Analyst position at Xenbase, the Xenopus Model Organism Knowledgebase

Posted by on December 12th, 2019

Xenbase (www.xenbase.org) is the Xenopus bioinformatics and genomics knowledgebase funded by the NIH/NICHHD. We have has two performance sites: the curation team at Cincinnati Children’s, Cincinnati OH (PI: Dr. Aaron Zorn) and the database management team at the University of Calgary in Canada (PI Dr. Peter Vize). Xenbase is seeking to fill 1 full time[…]

Genetics Unzipped – Sperm wars!

Posted by on December 5th, 2019

Stories of sneaky sheep, substandard racing stallions, the Vikings of the Scottish Isles and news from the front lines of the sperm wars. 

Genetics Unzipped – When ‘Becky’ met Bateson: Edith Rebecca Saunders, the mother of British plant genetics

Posted by on October 24th, 2019

Unearthing the story of Edith Rebecca Saunders, the ‘mother of British plant genetics’.

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[…]

Cluster Hire for Assistant Professor in Regenerative Medicine

Posted by on September 16th, 2019

The Center of Regenerative Medicine (CRM), together with the Departments of Cell Biology & Physiology, Developmental Biology, Genetics, Neurosurgery, Pathology and Immunology, and the Divisions of Nephrology and Gastroenterology within the Department of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis invite applications at the level of assistant professor on the tenure track. Faculty in the CRM and these departments[…]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: Big Questions about the Big C

Posted by on September 12th, 2019

We’re digging into some of the mysteries around what’s often seen as the ultimate genetic disease: cancer.

Genetics Unzipped podcast: In case you missed it…

Posted by on August 29th, 2019

We look back over the first 20 episodes of Genetics Unzipped to select some of our favourite bits that you might have missed.

Discovering the Genetic Basis of Mimetic Color Diversity in Bumble Bees

Posted by on August 20th, 2019

As a first-year graduate student, I had the good fortune of accompanying Dr. Pierre Rasmont (U. Mons, Belgium) and his lab group on an expedition to collect bumble bees in Turkey. At our first stop onto the dry but flower-rich volcanic lands, we each dispersed to collect bees. At the time I was working to[…]