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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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Farewell to Dr. Alex Bird

It’s time to say goodbye to Hyman Lab member Alex Bird as he continues and moves his science career to Dortmund. Alex is starting his own independent lab at MPI of Molecular Physiology and he is actively searching for Students & Postdocs. For more information about Alex and his lab, click here!

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October: New Publication

One-step purification of assembly competent tubulin from diverse eukaryotic sources. Widlund PO, Podolski M, Reber S, Alper J, Storch M, Hyman AA, Howard J, and Drechsel DN. Mol Biol Cell. 2012 Sep 19. [PubMed] [Epub ahead of print]

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DNN Online: Interview with Tony Hyman

Gastbeitrag von Anthony Hyman:”The reunification of Germany was an incredible stroke of luck” Tony gives an inside interview about Dresden, the secret behind German success, and reveals the skills necessary for overall success.  German version English version

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Friday Seminar with Mark Leaver

Mark will present at on Friday on ”Adaptation of nematodes to a high temperature niche.” Join us at 4:00pm in the MPI-CBG Auditorium.

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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


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