PhD position at Institut Jacques Monod

Area: Cell Biology and Biophysics
Starting date: Summer/Fall 2016
Job description:
Our team is generally interested in understanding basic mechanisms underlying cell
shape, cell division and polarity. We couple the use of model organisms (yeast and
developing embryos) and biophysical tools (quantitative microscopy, cell
manipulation and modeling) to answer basic questions in morphogenesis. You can
find more information on our current research on our web page:
For this ERC-funded project, we seek one motivated pre-graduate candidate willing
to work in a multi-disciplinary environment. Experience in biophysics, cell and
developmental biology is preferred, but any good application will be considered. If
you are interested, please send a CV to Nicolas Minc:

DSHB needs your help!

Dear Colleagues:

The Developmental Studies Hybridoma Bank (DSHB), a nonprofit NIH National Resource, banks and distributes over 3000 hybridomas and the monoclonal antibodies they produce. The DSHB distributes at cost (e.g., 1 ml of MAb costs $35), on average one eighth the commercial price.  The DSHB also provides excellent customer, technical service, select hybridomas and high quality reagents. In this day of shrinking research funds, it should be checked out when ordering MAbs. The website is: .

For more information, read special-letter-dshb.pdf


Woods Hole Embryology Course

Embryology: Concepts & Techniques in Modern Developmental Biology

Course Date: June 4 - July 17, 2016

Course Website:

This course, held each summer at the Marine Biological Lab at Woods Hole, is an intensive six-week laboratory and lecture course for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and senior researchers who seek a broad view of the modern issues of developmental biology and the experimental approaches used to address these ongoing questions.

Course Directors: Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado (HHMI and Stowers Institute for Medical Research) and Richard Behringer (MD Anderson Cancer Center)


Click here for more details

Mechanisms of Development, the official journal of the International Society of Developmental Biologists (ISDB) is pleased to announce the preparation of Special Issues including studies from authors affiliated to regional founding societies.

In collaboration with the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology, the first Special Issue of this series will be showcasing “Latin American Developmental Biologists” and will be guest edited by Dr José Xavier Neto from the Brazilian Biosciences National Laboratory (LNBio) and Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM).

Submissions are encouraged from all members of the LASDB, participants of the 8th Meeting of the Latin American Society for Developmental Biology held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 20-23, 2015, as well as any other interested authors and collaborators in Latin America.

Original and Review articles are accepted.

All manuscripts will undergo peer-review to determine their suitability for publication.


Important Dates:

Submission deadline: 28th February 2016

Notification of final decision: May 2016

Expected publication: July 2016


For further information please contact the MOD editorial office at

Guest editor: José Xavier Neto


For preparing your manuscript visit

To submit log in at and select “SI: LASDB


International Course: "Optics, Forces and Development"

14-21 March 2016 

Santiago, Chile

Description(PDF file)

DEADLINE: 10th January 2016

More information in:

Microscopy Course

Application deadline, Dec 23rd, 2015

For more information, click here

LASDB Meeting 2015

The participation and poster presentation certificates for all LASDB2015 attendees are now available online:

The login is the email of the participant

Instructions are at the main page.


About Ning and LASDB membership

Signing up for the LASDB website login is not equivalent to a LASDB membership. The ning network allows you to communicate with other ning users. 

The LASDB membership is paid and comes with the privileges and duties stated in the LASDB bylaws.

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