(Clap along if you feel like that’s whatcha wanna do…)
Here at the MPI-CBG, we’re all pretty happy people … and videos like this give you a glimpse of why we’re all so happy to be working at this special place!
PS: Keep an eye out for Tony’s great dance moves at 1:45 & 2:15!
Meetings Of Minds Documentary Trailer from The Bespoke Film Company on Vimeo.
We’re so excited about this first glimpse of Meeting of Minds, a documentary about the MitoSys Project! The film explores the subject of mitosis through conversations between scientists and artists, bringing new, creative perspectives to the topic. Tony is one of the 4 scientists featured in the film, alongside Jan-Michael Peters, Kim Nasmyth, and Melina Schuh. Tony was paired with artists Lucy and Jorges Orta, and in this trailer you get a sneak peak of Tony showing them around the MPI-CBG, our lab, and even Die Gläsernen Manufaktur! We can’t wait to see the film in its entirety when it’s released. Stay tuned for updates!
Read Tony’s perspective piece in the latest issue of Molecular Biology of the Cell about encouraging innovation in American scientific research by altering the funding system.
“Innovation is central to the scientific endeavor, and yet the current system of funding in the United States discourages innovation, especially in the young. Subtle alterations to the funding system, guided in part by the success of the European Research Council, could have major effects on encouraging innovation.”
Tony goes on to discuss the idea of turning the NIH K99 award system into an innovator award system for scientists at the postdoc level. He also discusses the advantages of the European group-leader system (exemplified here at the MPI-CBG), as well as the success of the European Research Council grant program, which encourages novel, interdisciplinary research.
Click here for the PDF or here to view it online.
There’s a new website for Biophysics in Dresden! Click around to find out more about the research groups at various Dresden institutes with a focus on and expertise in biophysics, find lectures and seminars where you can learn more about biophysics, see a list of upcoming biophysics conferences, and more. We collaborate with and learn from many of the Dresden biophysics research groups, and we’re so glad to have them nearby!
As our lab grows, so does our website! Check out the new research section on Phase Separation and the newly expanded section on TransgeneOmics.