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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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GRC on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

Tony is back from giving a talk on “Aberrant Phase Transitions and Disease” at the Gordon Research Conference on Intrinsically Disordered Proteins in Les Diablerets, Switzerland. Thanks to the chairs, Richard Kriwacki and Monika Fuxreiter, for organizing such a fantastic meeting!

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Behind the scenes at “Latest Thinking”

Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes at an interview Tony recently did for a new enterprise called “Latest Thinking”, which aims to “make the most up-to-date knowledge accessible and understandable to everyone.” Stay tuned for links to Tony’s video and the Latest Thinking platform when they go public!

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“Priority of Discovery” published in eLife

Ron Vale and Tony just published a “Point of View” essay in eLife: Priority of Discovery in the Life Sciences. Read the full text for free on eLife! This is an updated version of the white paper that they originally published on the ASAPBio website.

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“Rescuing Biomedical Research” releases statement on new overtime rule in US

The”Rescuing Biomedical Research” initiative (of which Tony is a steering committee member) has released a statement urging American universities to increase the pay of postdoctoral scholars across the country “to better reflect their level of education, expertise and value to the biomedical research community.” The statement advises universities in light of the new rule from the US […]

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“What’s next, Anthony Hyman?” – an interview with the Bavarian State Opera

Tony was interviewed for “Was folgt” (translation: “What’s next”), a publication from the Bayerische Staatsoper (Bavarian State Opera). Tony answers questions like, “How does the past influence your current thoughts and actions?”; “How can people predict the consequences of what they do?”; and “Is it possible to start over in life?” Read the interview here (in […]

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“Priority of Discovery” – separating disclosure and validation

‘What Defines “Priority of Discovery” in the Life Sciences?’ — Read the full article Today, Tony and Ron Vale published a white paper on the ASAPBio website in which they discuss the complexities of assigning “priority” for an original scientific discovery. They argue that priority of discovery is established in two distinct phases, disclosure and validation, and […]

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Ideas on “How to build a better PhD”

A recent article from Nature News by Julie Gould tackles the topic of “How to build a better PhD.” In the article, I discuss the idea of having multiple PhD tracks, one bound for academia, and another so-called “vocational” track which would provide intensive science training for use in non-academic careers. As discussed in the […]

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Biscuit, the group leader

Here’s a short, funny clip that was filmed as part of a movie for the birthday celebration and symposium of MPI-CBG Director Eli Knust. If only Eli had let Tony make Biscuit a new group leader when she was the managing director!

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ASCB, when the “S” stands for surfing

Tony, Avinash, Jeff, and Shamba had a great time at the ASCB meeting in San Diego last month. Tony and Jeff even managed to get in a surfing session! Here’s a few photos, snapped by Avinash.

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  • Selected Videos


    iBio video about P granule formation


    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


    Check out this playlist to watch all the videos in our "Two Minute Talk" Series


    Ways of Growing, a film created for the MitoSys Project


    What is a Discovery?


    Embryonic Development of C.elegans