Tony will be giving a talk at the upcoming Physics of Biology Conference in Geneva. If you’ll be at the meeting, you can catch Tony’s talk at 12:30 on Wednesday, November 27!
“The goal of the Geneva Physics of Biology 2013 international meeting is to foster interactions between physicists and biologists active at the interface between these two disciplines.”
Tony will be giving two lectures this week. First, on Tuesday, November 12, Tony will give the next “Vision Talk” organized by the Dresden International PhD Program (DIPP).
“DIPP Vision Talks aim at giving insight into the research fields represented in the DIPP, they offer – from the perspective of the speaker’s expertise – a significant overview of the field, including open questions, existing resources, techniques, problems and challenges, and the possible future developments.”
Tony’s talk is titled “Why Does Biology Need Physics” and will be held at 5pm in the CRTD Auditorium in Dresden. All are welcome to attend the talk and the lively discussion that will follow.
On Thursday, November 14, Tony has been invited to give a lecture at the Bavarian State Opera (Bayerische Staatsoper) in Munich as part of a Lecture/Chamber Concert series. Tony’s talk, “Wie Vieles zu Einem wird” will focus on collectives found in biology. The lecture will be followed by a chamber concert performance. For information and tickets, visit the Bayerische Staatsoper website.
Lee CF, Brangwynne CP, Gharakhani J, Hyman AA, Jülicher F. Spatial organization of the cell cytoplasm by position-dependent phase separation.
Phys Rev Lett. 2013 Aug 23; 111(8):088101. [PubMed][PDF]
During asymmetric cell division, cytoplasmic components are segregated to opposite sides of the cell. We discuss how the observed segregation can be achieved by a position-dependent phase separation mechanism controlled by a protein concentration gradient. We show that effects of even a weak gradient can be amplified by the phase transition to achieve strong segregation. We compare our theory to the segregation of germ granules observed during the divisions in the C. elegans embryo. Our study demonstrates how liquid-liquid phase separation can play a key role in the organization of the cytoplasm.
The 5th EMBO Meeting is being held in Amsterdam from September 21-24 — just over a week from now. Will you be there? If so, don’t miss the talks and posters from members of the Hyman lab!
See you in Amsterdam!