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16 PhD Positions in Münster (Germany): Imaging Cellular Processes and Disease

Posted by on March 31st, 2020

  The joint CiM-IMPRS graduate program of the International Max Planck Research School – Molecular Biomedicine and Münster’s Cells in Motion Interfaculty Centre offers positions to pursue PhD projects in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or computer science. We are looking for young scientists with a vivid interest in interdisciplinary projects to image[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Ph.D. and Post Doc positions in plant development, morphogenesis and evolution

Posted by on July 24th, 2019

The Department of the Director Prof Miltos Tsiantis is looking for early stage researchers to employ at the Ph.D. and Post Doc level in the areas of plant development, morphogenesis and evolution (http://www.mpipz.mpg.de/226344/tsiantis-dpt). Ph. D. candidates should have an M. Sc in appropriate discipline (Plant biology, Developmental biology, Computer Science, Genetics, Biochemistry, Statistical, Evolutionary or[…]

Data manipulation? It’s normal(ization)!

Posted by on June 25th, 2019

In a previous blog, I have highlighted several ways to visualize the cell-to-cell heterogeneity from time-lapse imaging data. However, I have ignored that data is often rescaled in a way that reduces variability. For time-lapse imaging data, it is common to set the initial fluorescence intensity to 1 (or 100%). As a consequence, any changes[…]

A Madrid-Washington synergy for mouse embryo live-imaging

Posted by on April 23rd, 2019

One of the things I learned during my stay in another lab is that you can’t succeed completely by yourself. You can try, sure, but a relevant unanswered question in biology is a hard nut to crack. It usually takes a multidisciplinary approach and great ideas coming from more than one brain. Collaborations are key[…]

Imaging by computer and drawing by hand

Posted by on March 19th, 2019

An artist and a cultural historian of science visiting the European Molecular Biology Lab (EMBL) Gemma Anderson (University of Exeter) and Janina Wellmann (MECS, Leuphana University Lüneburg) Since Steve Woolgar’s and Bruno Latour’s study Laboratory Life was published in 1979 it has become part of the repertoire of STS scholars and anthropologists to visit the[…]

Plant Developmental Biologist – Imaging specialist -Tsiantis Lab, Cologne Germany

Posted by on November 14th, 2018

The department of Comparative Development and Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research (MPIZ) is seeking a   Plant Developmental Biologist – Imaging specialist (50%)   The successful applicant will be involved in research and contribute to operations in the area of Genetics and Evolution of Morphogenesis under the direction of the[…]