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The Benefits of a “Central Service” for Biology Preprints

Visit the ASAPbio website to learn about a new proposal to create a Central Service for biology preprints. The relationship of this Central Service to existing preprint servers would be akin to the relationship between PubMed and scientific journals. ASAPbio has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for the development of a Central Service for […]

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How did life begin? Dividing droplets could hold the answer. (Article in Quanta Magazine)

The story of our publication in Nature Physics, “Growth and division of active droplets provides a model for protocells,” has been picked up by Quanta Magazine (and re-published in Wired Magazine as well). Read the full story here! 

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Cover of Trends in Molecular Medicine

Belated congratulations are in order to the authors and illustrators of the cover article for the September issue of Trends in Molecular Medicine! See the cover and associated description below. Common molecular pathways in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Dementia. Jochen H. Weishaupt, Tony Hyman, Ivan Dikic. Trends in Molecular Medicine, 2016. [PDF][PubMed] “Amyotrophic lateral […]

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New publication: Growth and division of active droplets provides a model for protocells

The latest work in our ongoing collaboration with the lab of Frank Jülicher is now out in Nature Physics. Congratulations to all the authors! Growth and division of active droplets provides a model for protocells David Zwicker, Rabea Seyboldt, Christoph A. Weber, Anthony A. Hyman & Frank Jülicher, Nature Physics (2016) Abstract It has been […]

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New preprint: The centrosome is a selective phase that nucleates microtubules by concentrating tubulin

The Hyman lab is proud to publish preprints, which we post in parallel to journal submission. You can find our latest manuscript on bioRxiv, and we welcome your feedback: The centrosome is a selective phase that nucleates microtubules by concentrating tubulin Jeffrey B Woodruff, Beatriz Ferreira Gomes, Per O Widlund, Julia Mahamid, and Anthony A Hyman

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Photo from lab dinner at ASCB

Here’s a quick photo from last week’s Hyman lab dinner during ASCB 2016 in San Francisco! It was great to see former members like Laurence Pelletier and Garrett Greenan, as well as collaborators Elvan Boke and Marco Hein. See you next year at the joint ASCB/EMBO meeting in Philadelphia!

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Annual Christmas Market outing

After Tony’s annual vision talk at our “Lab Day,” everyone gathered for glühwein and cheer at our traditional trip to the Neumarkt Christmas Market. Happy holidays, everyone!

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The most colorful safety briefing

Our brilliant baker and Masters student Stephen helped make the annual safety briefing much more festive this year. Check out his incredible rainbow cake! 

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New! Video abstract for “Amyloid-like self-assembly of a cellular compartment”

Watch the video abstract for Boke et al 2016, “Amyloid-like self-assembly of a cellular compartment,” and see the full post about it on the Science Sketches website!

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Come see us at ASCB 2016!

The Hyman lab is represented at the 2016 ASCB annual meeting, taking place now in San Francisco. Come see us if you’re here! • Sunday, Dec 4, 12pm-1:30pm: Louise Jawerth presents her poster, “The liquid to gel transition in protein droplets” (poster B1345) • Sunday, Dec 4, 5:20pm-5:35pm: Shamba Saha gives a talk, “An mRNA competition […]

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    An interview with Tony about Phase Transitions and Disease


    Phase separation in cell polarity: Saha et al, Cell 2016


    Encouraging Innovation, iBiology.org


    The genetics linking temperature and fertility in worms: Leaver et al, Biology Open 2016


    Cell PaperFlick on Phase Transitions in Disease


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    Ways of Growing, a film created for the MitoSys Project


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    Embryonic Development of C.elegans