1. Carlos Ribeiro

    Practical information for the 2nd JEDI Meeting

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    Dear JEDis, We are looking forward to welcoming you to Portugal next week. Hereby we are sending you the current version of the meeting schedule and some practical information regarding your trip and the meeting. Organized Transfer: From Lisbon to Foz do Arelho on the 18th October a minibus will leave...
  2. Fernando Casares

    A PhD position in the Casares lab (CABD, Seville)

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    To study the gene regulatory network controlling the development and evolution of the ocellar complex in dipterans. If you hadn't noticed them before, the ocelli are three simple eyes located on the fly's forehead. And if anyone had purposely looked for a good model to study eye development (simple, genetically tractable,...
  3. Eduardo Moreno

    Two reasons to cheer!

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    We published a Cell press paper and in addition, Cell now has a high quality open access journal, which is also a reason to cheer, because everybody can access the work here for free: http://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(12)00237-9 May the force be with you all especially to the Jedis that encouraged us during...
  4. Darren J. Obbard

    Dating Flies

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    For anyone who uses more than one species of Drosophilid! We have recently published a new (but not too controversial) take on dating the the most recent common ancestors of some key model species. http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/08/10/molbev.mss150.full.pdf+html The take-home message is "Don't trust any of the published dates too much, but don't...