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An interview with Hiroshi Hamada

Posted by on June 5th, 2017

This interview by Katherine Brown first appeared in Development, Volume 144, Issue 11. Hiroshi Hamada is the Director of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (CDB) in Kobe, Japan. His lab focusses on the establishment of left-right asymmetry in the mouse embryo, and the role of cilia in the symmetry-breaking event. Hiroshi’s work has been recognised[…]

Report on “The Making of a Vertebrate – RIKEN CDB Symposium 2013”

Posted by on March 22nd, 2013

When your model organism of choice is medaka, and you spend your mornings trying to rid your embryos of their tough chorion, you comfort yourself thinking that one day all the hard work will result in A) a paper, and/or, B) a visit to Japan. After all, medaka are Japanese killifish (Oryzias latipes). When the[…]

Post-doctoral scientists – stem cell niche biology (skin), RIKEN CDB, Japan

Posted by on July 31st, 2012

We are seeking to appoint post-doctoral researchers to study microenvironmental regulation of stem cells in mammalian skin. The aim of our group is to gain a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the ways in which tissue microenvironments are regionally specialized, and how the specialized microenvironments instruct cellar behaviour and communication, and organ formation. We[…]

Nippon

Posted by on October 12th, 2010

Dear Reader, My name is Dávid Molnár, I’m a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Human Morphology and Developmental Biology at Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary). I’d like to share the story of my summer internship with You! Thanks to the generous offer of Guojun Sheng, the team leader of the Laboratory for Early[…]