We are please as punch that Fiona Puntieri has successfully applied for a DAAD fellowship and will be joining us this Fall from Argentina. Go, Fiona!
She also has a (relatively recent) paper out. Well done.
Alas, our rock-star computational biologist has heard the siren-song of industry (the inevitable risk of doing cutting-edge work!). But it was a great to have Amin here, and we wish him all the best! It also means that we have an open position for a computational biologist/post-doc to start ASAP. The requirements are a PhD, curiosity about development/evolution, and previous experience in computational biology/genomics. Please spread the word!
We also have an open spot for a computational/evolutionary biologist to look at the population genetics of gene regulatory elements. If you're interested, please send your CV and a cover letter to dagarfield <at> garfieldlab.org.
This Fall, we will enroll the first cohort of students in a graduate training program entitled 'Dissecting and Reengineering the Regulatory Genome'. Yay! The program is joint with Duke University and provides a chance to study with a range of faculty members both in Berlin and North Carolina. We'll be hiring at least one student for the urchin end of the lab. Applications are due September 15th.
Updates! The candidates have started, and the first round is up and running.
Happy to report we are now ERC funded to push sea urchin developmental genomics/evolution in some new and exciting directions. Stay tuned for more details!
We're excited to be hosting today our colleagues from NUS and around Europe for our workshop on Timing and Patterning in Evolution and Development. If you're in Mitte, please stop by!
To do a masters or bachelors project. We currently have open positions for projects involving fruit fly speciation and larval development in the sea urchin (plus a paid position for a fly helper). If you're interested, send us an email!
Starting in November, we'll be joined by Jonas Brandenburg who will be heading up Team Urchin.
He joins us from Jessica Head's lab at McGill where he worked on environmental influences on gene expression and gene regulation. We think he'll fit in just fine here. :)
Gene expression is a complicated trait -- it encompasses far more than just expression level. In a recent collaboration out of the Furlong lab, we take a look at genetic variation influencing not only expression level, but also transcriptional start site and, interestingly, transcriptional noise.
We are now officially open for business!
The lab is full of boxes, and the door still says "Ecology", but we're here! Come by and see us in Haus 18.
IRI for the Life Sciences
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Philippstr. 13 (Haus 18)