1. Luis M. Escudero

    New article on morphogenesis and image analysis

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    Hi everybody! We have just published our work in wing morphogenesis development using Graph Theory analysis to characterize subtle differences in organization between very similar epithelial images. Here is the PLOSONE link in case that you want to have a look at it: http://www.plosone.org/article/metrics/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0079227 Best!!! Luisma    
  2. Gabor Juhasz

    Myc, UPR, antioxidants and autophagy

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    Dear JEDIs, Did you know that the transcription factor Myc is required for autophagy, and vice versa, unfolded protein response-mediated autophagy and antioxidants are necessary to support the overgrowth of cells expressing oncogenic Myc in Drosophila larval and imaginal tissues? As wild-type cells grow just fine without autophagy or antioxidants,...
  3. Rui Gonçalo Martinho

    Postdoc available

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    A postdoctoral position in available to study cell cycle and female germ-line development in sunny Portugal. For more information please send an email to: rmartinho@igc.gulbenkian.pt or visit our lab website: www.drosophila.pt Cheers, Rui Martinho
  4. Giorgio Gilestro

    A JEDI membership fee?

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    Dear JEDI, I would like to propose that the fly-jedi membership comes with a small annual fee. I am thinking of something bit more than symbolic of around 5-10 euro per JEDI per year. The purpose of this fee is twofold: 1. pay for the website associated costs 2. have...
  5. Ronald van Rij

    Postdoc RNA biology

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    Dear all, A postdoc position is available to work on small RNAs in antiviral defense in mosquitoes (another major interest of the lab is antiviral defense in Drosophila, hence the posting on the JEDI site). For more info and to apply, please visit: http://www.umcn.nl/WERKENBIJ/Pages/Vacatures.aspx?vacid=13161&naam Deadline for application: Aug 22, 2013.  
  6. Ruben Cauchi

    Volume exploring Fly models of Motor Neuron Disease

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    Dear JEDIs, A volume I have edited on Drosophila models of Motor Neuron Disease has just been published.  This book singles out the past and recent accomplishments of Drosophila in modelling degenerative motor neuron disease including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), hereditary spastic paraplegias, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (Kennedy’s disease) and spinal muscular atrophy. The...
  7. Barbara Jennings

    First publication out from Jennings lab

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    We've just published a paper characterising the interaction between Pleiohomeotic (Pho) and Spt5 to regulation gene expression in Drosophila. It ended up being a tough project, we had to conquer the 4th chromosome and it probably raises more questions than it answers, so big relief to get it published. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0070184
  8. Rui Gonçalo Martinho

    Posdoc position available

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    Defining the role of protein N-terminal acetylation during female germ-line development. Summary: N-terminal acetylation is an enzyme-catalyzed reaction in which the protein alpha-amino group accepts the acetyl group from acetyl-CoA (Starheim et al., 2009). The addition of the acetyl group may influence the protein function, stability, interaction with other molecules,...