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How I defended my Ph.D. from a remote location in India amidst COVID-19 lockdown?

Posted by on June 2nd, 2020

Author: Suvimal Kumar Sindhu, Graduate Student @ Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, 208016, India Email:   Having joined my Ph.D. programme at India Institute of Technology Kanpur in India, I always witnessed my senior colleagues defending their Ph.D. thesis with panache and grace; for juniors like me such visuals were highly captivating[…]

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[…]

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 (, Centre for Craniofacial and Regenerative Biology, King’s College London.   These positions are funded by[…]

PhD in Systems Biology of Embryoid Self-Organization (Seville, Spain)

Posted by on July 17th, 2019

4 year PhD position, Seville Spain (deadline 25/07/19) We are looking for students with a Master degree to join our lab for a 4 year PhD position, application deadline 25/07/19. Our laboratory investigates fundamental questions of developmental biology by using mouse embryonic stem cells spheroids known as Embryoids. The successful candidate will develop a project[…]

PhD project in Southern France: quantitative analysis of developmental variability in ascidian embryos

Posted by on April 1st, 2019

Applicants are sought for two 3-year doctoral contracts to work on developmental variability and canalization in Ascidians. Context:   Within each animal species, embryonic development is highly reproducible, ensuring the production of a complex organism with precisely arranged and shaped organs and tissues. This constancy of embryogenesis against genetic polymorphism and fluctuating environmental conditions is[…]

CENTURI PhD call 2019 – 12 positions available

Posted by on January 14th, 2019

The Turing Centre for Living Systems (CENTURI) wishes to attract talented PhD students to the Luminy campus (Marseille, France) and will fund up to 12 PhD fellowships to start in 2019, for three years. PhD students will work in an interdisciplinary life science environment, and have backgrounds in any of the following fields: cell or developmental[…]

PhD position: Single-cell elucidation of the evolution of an embryonic transcriptional programme

Posted by on April 3rd, 2018

The project: Single-cell approaches are revolutionizing developmental biology. We can now  trace in time the behavior of each cell in a live developing organism (1). In parallel, single-cell transcriptomics and genomics gives access to the transcriptional state of each cell (2). Combination of these two approaches promises to unravel how genomic information translates into individual[…]

The Tails of Fate

Posted by on January 18th, 2018

The epic journey of embryogenesis begins with a set of maternal instructions. These instructions are in the form of transcribed mRNA, some even translated into proteins and ready for action. However, many of the critical maternal mRNAs are inactive and must be delivered to the right cell and activated at the right time to encode[…]

PhD position in Cell Biology of Vertebrate Neurogenesis at the University of Manchester

Posted by on October 13th, 2017

Applications are invited from highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals for an MRC funded PhD position in the laboratory of Dr. Raman Das at the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health at the University of Manchester. This position will commence in September 2018. The successful candidate will have or expect to obtain a first or upper-second class[…]

PhD position in cellular dynamics – Luschnig lab at University of Münster

Posted by on August 26th, 2017

  The Cluster of Excellence ”Cells in Motion“ (CiM) at the University of Münster invites applications for a   PhD student position (Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 65%) on   Cellular dynamics during epithelial morphogenesis in Drosophila   in the group of Prof. Stefan Luschnig at the Institute of Neurobiology. The position is available from[…]