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Tony and Carsten in “Plasma – International Art & Science Magazine”

Tony and our postdoc Carsten Hoege were both featured in Issue No. 3 of Plasma – International Art & Science Magazine. You can read both of their articles below! (click to enlarge)  

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New video abstract! Building synthetic centrosomes.

Watch our latest video abstract, created by Jeff Woodruff, describing our recent publication in Cell.   

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Congratulations to Ceciel Jegers, Boehringer Ingelheim Fellowship winner!

Our PhD student Ceciel Jegers has just been awarded a Boehringer Ingelheim Fellowship to pursue her PhD studies on multi-enzyme condensates. Read more here. Way to go, Ceciel!

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Molecular biology: A liquid reservoir for silent chromatin

Tony and our postdoc Adam Klosin have written a Nature “News & Views” about chromatin compaction in liquid droplets based on two articles in the latest issue of Nature (Strom et al & Larson et al). Read the full News & Views piece here.   Klosin A, Hyman AA. Molecular biology: A liquid reservoir for silent chromatin. Nature […]

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Rescuing Biomedical Research — join the discussion about how to address the flaws in the system

Tony is a member of the steering committee for the “Rescuing Biomedical Research” initiative, which publicly launched its website today. Read the press release here. Please visit the website to learn more about the problems we face, the progress that’s being made, and most importantly, to give your input on topics ranging from training to funding to […]

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New web content

As our lab grows, so does our website!

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Connect with the Human Frontier Science Program

This international program supports research through postdoctoral fellowships and research grants.  The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) aims to promote intercontinental collaboration and training in cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research focused on the life sciences. Connect with HFSP on Facebook and check out their website for more detailed information.

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Brainstorming ways to bring more innovation to science

Tony’s editorial, Funding Innovative Science, emphasizes the positive directions that can be made when moving towards a system for funding starting researchers funds based on excellence and innovations, rather than preliminary data. Read more.

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Oparin under attack!

    Evolution News & Views comments on Hyman and Brangwynne’s recent Retrospective piece in Nature. To celebrate or not to celebrate may be the argument of many, but “it is interesting to see the intelligent design take on Oparin,” comments Hyman. [Full Article]  

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We have the cover of MBoC!

  Congratulations to Per Widlund and contributors Alex Bird, Mark Leaver, and Veikko Geyer for producing the image on the cover of the November 15th Molecular Biology of the Cell.  

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    An interview with Tony about Phase Transitions and Disease


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


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