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Multiple positions available in the lab!

April 3, 2022

We are looking for motivated postdocs and research assistants to join our team!

These are ERC (now underwritten by UKRI, as UK fails to associate to Horizon Europe) funded positions that are a great opportunity for those aspired to develop their career in research at the interface of biology and physics.

Please feel free to inquire, or to pass this to potentially interested colleagues!

Our previous adverts have expired but we continue to consider interested candidates

Dani's paper on BioRxiv!

February 25, 2021

We are happy to share the first paper of the lab! Congratulations to Dani. It was a challenging year to complete all the experiments. 

In this study we looked the impact on early development by the dynamics of tension from the yolk membrane (the vitelline membrane). We found that the membrane must reduce its tension and stiffness for normal body axis formation to work. Maintaining high tension using mechanical perturbations causes body elongation and neural tube defects. We found that the membrane weakening is controlled by chemical changes of the egg. The increase of pH...

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Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the Biological Sciences

October 23, 2020

This exciting opportunity supports talented postdocs working at the interface of biology and physics. Our group provides an excellent matching environment for conducting this fellowship. Interested candidates please contact Fengzhu to discuss possibility of hosting your application!

Details are as below:

 

The Managers of the Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Research Fellowships Fund invite applications for four Fellowships to be held in a Department in the School of the Biological...

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Find out how pH, WNT and Glycolysis coordinate during embryo development!

June 24, 2020

Our new work led by Masayuki, Yukiko and Olivier is published on Nature today.

This paper follows from a previous study by Masayuki and us finding glycolysis affects embryo elongation and cell fate near the tailbud. Now a striking mechanistic link has been revealed - that the pH goes through the WNT pathway.

Find more at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2428-0.pdf

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Lab moves online for the time being

March 26, 2020

We are currently operating online and continue to work on our research without lab experiments.

We thank the institute, University, and our funders for their support during these uncertain times.

Best of luck to all!

camb

PhD student positions available for 2020

November 12, 2019

We are excited to announce opening PhD positions for motivated undergrads and masters students who are interested in developing a reseach career at the interface between developmental biology and physics. Our lab has established full capacity of the avian embryo model and a range of new tools are being set up! The fall term of 2020 will be a perfect time for a student to start the PhD study. Please see the advertisement here and follow the application instructions: ...

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Science Breakthrough 2018

Science Magazine Celebrates Single Cell Developmental Biology Technologies as the 2018 Breakthrough

December 21, 2018

A series of papers this year including work from the Megason lab were honored by Science Magazine as the top breakthrough. The single cell sequencing and imaging techniques allow an unprecedent level of detail during development to be analyzed. I am very happy for my colleagues at Harvard Systems Biology and MCB for their achievement. The breakthrough announcement video also included a segment of my old zebrafish single cell imaging footage (...

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Papers in submission deposited in BioRxiv

September 10, 2018

To share our exciting results, we have deposited completed unpublished manuscripts into the BioRxiv server. I believe BioRxiv (like Arxiv for math and physics) is the future of communicating results for biology. The server has grown greatly in the past several years and is showing increasing readership and influence. We look forward to feedback from community on our in submission works.

The papers (pdfs will be posted on this website) are:

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