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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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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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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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Welcome, Ceciel, our newest PhD student!

The Hyman Lab welcomes Ceciel Jegers, our newest PhD student. Ceciel comes to us from the Netherlands, and she will be working on phase transitions in cells and disease.

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Goodbye, Jana!

We’ve bid a sad farewell to our intrepid intern, Jana Sipkova. Jana worked for a year with postdoc Shamba Saha, and she was a fantastic addition to the lab. She’s now heading back to the UK to finish up her bachelor studies in London. Good luck, Jana! We miss you already.

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Goodbye, Mahdiye!

Last week we bid farewell to Mahdiye Ijavi, who was working with postdoc Louise Jawerth to study the physical properties of liquid protein droplets. Mahdiye will be starting a PhD in Zurich, Switzerland in the fall, and we all wish her the best of luck. She will be missed!

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Photos from the International Congress of Cell Biology in Prague

The 12th meeting of the International Congress of Cell Biology was held in Prague on July 21-25. Many Hyman lab members attended and had a fantastic trip. Thank you to the meeting organizers!

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Tony, Jeff, & Richard are in Woods Hole!

Tony arrives today at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL). He and two of our postdocs, Jeff Woodruff and Richard Wheeler, are there for the Summer Institute. So if you’re also at Woods Hole this summer, keep an eye out for them and say hello! Seminars • July 11, 11:30am: Jeff and Richard will give back-to-back seminars in Lillie […]

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Hyman Lab retreat in Poland

Take a look at the Hyman Lab’s trip to Poland last month! We had two and a half days of lively scientific discussions and fun at the beautiful Pałac Brunów in Lwówek Śląski, Poland. Lab members gave chalk talks on the topic of their scientific question and what they hope to achieve in the coming year. This […]

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Congratulations to Kate Lee, winner of the 2016 UNESCO-L’Oreal Women in Science Award

We are so proud of our postdoc Kate Lee, one of three winners in the country of the 2016 Women in Science awards from UNESCO and L’Oreal. Kate’s work linking liquid-to-solid phase transitions in cells to neurodegenerative disease was published in Cell last year. Read the MPI-CBG Press Release on Kate’s award below! Kate Lee is one of […]

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