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BSDB Gurdon/The Company of Biologists 2019 Summer Studentship Report – Matyas Bubna

Posted by on January 19th, 2020

Established by the British Society for Developmental Biology in 2014, The Gurdon/The Company of Biologists Summer Studentship scheme provides financial support to allow highly motivated undergraduate students an opportunity to engage in practical research during their summer vacation. Each year, ten successful applicants spend eight weeks in the research laboratories of their choices, and the feedback[…]

Ph.D Studentships in Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology and Cancer Biology

Posted by on November 12th, 2019

NEUCrest Ph.D Studentships in Developmental Biology, Stem Cell Biology and Cancer Biology    Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for full-time fixed term positions as Early Stage Researchers in the lab of Prof Karen Liu, King’s College London (karen.liu@kcl.ac.uk), Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology, King’s College London.   These positions are funded by[…]

Down from the crest to clear the dead

Posted by on September 30th, 2019

Yunlu Zhu & Sarah Kucenas   Introduction Cells are the building blocks of life. However, in multi-cellular organisms, millions of cells are subject to death due to injury, infection and ordinary cell turnover (Galluzzi et al., 2018). For example, epithelial cells in the small intestine rapidly renew every 2 to 6 days in most mammals,[…]

The people behind the papers – Anjali Rao & Carole LaBonne

Posted by on August 9th, 2018

The neural crest is a progenitor population with the capacity to contribute to all vertebrate germ layers. The transcription factor and signalling pathway activity underlying this remarkable pluripotency have been well studied, but the role of the epigenetic state is less well understood. A new paper in Development examines the role of histone acetylation in regulating[…]

Postdoctoral Positions — Neural crest stem cells, pigment pattern, adult form

Posted by on June 1st, 2018

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Parichy lab at University of Virginia. The lab studies development using zebrafish and related species. Current emphases include hormonal control over post-embryonic neural crest stem cells, plasticity in cell state, evolution of novel cell types, and mechanisms of pattern formation and cell–cell communication within zebrafish and across Danio species.[…]

Biotagging: Behind the scenes (and beyond)

Posted by on May 16th, 2017

“It finally got accepted!”, fol­­lowed by “It’s finally out!” about a month later. I am certain this ‘finally’ feeling about their paper is very familiar to those well-acquainted with the peer review process, and it was no different for our recently published Resource article. The ‘biotagging paper’, as we call it within the Sauka-Spengler lab,[…]

Post-doctoral position in Skeletal Evo-Devo: Canada

Posted by on October 28th, 2016

A post-doctoral position is available in the Franz-Odendaal Bone Development Lab to study the developmental basis of the vertebrate ocular skeleton in a comparative context. Highly motivated and independent individuals with excellent interpersonal skills are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will take a key role in our research program which spans evo-devo, developmental genetics[…]

Postdoctoral position in Skeletal Development: Nova Scotia, Canada

Posted by on September 19th, 2016

A post-doctoral position is available in the Franz-Odendaal Bone Development Lab to study the developmental basis of the vertebrate ocular skeleton in a comparative context. Highly motivated and independent individuals with excellent interpersonal skills are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will take a key role in our research program which interests spans evo-devo, developmental[…]

Revisiting the classics: coupling embryology with genomics to alter cell fate

Posted by on July 13th, 2016

Comment on “Reprogramming of avian neural crest axial identity and cell fate“, Science 352, 1570-1573, (2016). Marcos Simoes-Costa, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Cornell University Marianne Bronner, Division of Biology and Biological Engineering, California Institute of Technology   In the 19th century, most embryologists (i.e. precursors to developmental biologists) accepted the germ layer theory[…]

From our sister journals- April 2016

Posted by on April 29th, 2016

Here is some developmental biology related content from other journals published by The Company of Biologists.           New neural crest EMT reporter Stewart and colleagues describe a novel neural crest EMT reporter for rapid in vivo drug screening in zebrafish. They use to identify a small-molecule EMT inhibitor that blocks this process by activating retinoic[…]