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Interview with Kate Lee in ‘Research in Germany’

You can now read an interview with our postdoc Kate Lee in “Research in Germany”, where she discusses her work on phase transitions and neurodegenerative disease, her decision to move to Europe, and what she enjoys most about working at the MPI-CBG. Congrats, Kate!

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An aberrant phase transition of stress granules triggered by misfolded protein and prevented by chaperone function

New work from the Hyman and Alberti labs uncovers an important role for chaperone proteins in preventing aberrant phase transitions in stress granules. See a brief synopsis below and read the full paper online. Congratulations to all of the authors on this work! Synopsis The presence of misfolded protein in stress granules alters their dynamic state […]

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ATP as a biological hydrotrope — congratulations to Avinash, Liliana, and colleagues on their paper in Science, in collaboration with Yamuna Krishnan from UChicago!

Our latest publication, in collaboration with Yamuna Krishnan in Chicago, is out today in Science! In this work, we show that ATP can act as a biological hydrotrope, keeping proteins soluble. Hydrotropes are amphiphilic small molecules that solubilize hydrophobic molecules in aqueous solutions. While ATP is most commonly known as the energy source for cells, there […]

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Kate Lee selected as L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talent

Congratulations to our phenomenal postdoc, Kate Lee, on this prestigious honor! “Kate Lee, postdoc at the MPI-CBG Hyman Lab, is the first scientist living and working in Germany to be selected as “International Rising Talent”. The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science International Rising Talents are presented to fifteen promising young women, from each world region […]

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Advice for young group leaders

Yesterday, Tony gave the EMBO Keynote Lecture at the Young Investigators’ Meeting in Goa, India. In his lecture, titled “From zoology to physics — how to avoid staying in your comfort zone,” Tony gave advice on how to be a successful young group leader. Below, you can watch another talk he gave on a similar topic […]

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New Review: “Biomolecular condensates: organizers of cellular biochemistry”

Congratulations to our postdoc Kate Lee, Tony, and co-authors Salman Banani and Mike Rosen of UTSW on their new review, “Biomolecular condensates: organizers of cellular biochemistry.” Read the full article using the links below. Biomolecular condensates: organizers of cellular biochemistry. [PDF] Banani SF, Lee HO, Hyman AA, Rosen MK. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol. 2017 Feb 22. Biomolecular […]

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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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    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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    Embryonic Development of C.elegans