Monthly Archives: July 2014

Congratulations to Yusuke for his paper on Parkinson’s, mitochondrial potential, and the glycolytic pathway

The newest paper from our lab (a collaboration with the Kurzchalia group) is out this month in the open access journal Biology Open. Toyoda Y, Erkut C, Pan-Montojo F, Boland S, Stewart MP, Müller DJ, Wurst W, Hyman AA, Kurzchalia T. Products of the Parkinson’s disease-related glyoxalase DJ-1, D-lactate and glycolate, support mitochondrial membrane potential […]

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New Two Minute Talk! Elisabeth explains mitotic cell rounding

In the latest addition to our “Two Minute Talk” series, postdoc Elisabeth Fischer-Friedrich explains the biophysics of why and how cells become round during mitosis. Written & narrated by Elisabeth; produced & directed by Lisa Dennison.

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See a video of Tony at “2 im Boot”

Did you miss 2 im Boot? Now’s your chance to see what it was like! Check out this 4-minute video for a glimpse into the fun evening on a historic steamboat with Tony and Prof. Holger Brandes.

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Spot Tony!

Spot 25-year-old Tony in this lineup of predoc photos from the LMB, discovered when he was there for the Alumni Symposium earlier this month! 

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Lens on Life premiers in Rome

Lens on Life, a traveling art exhibition inspired by cell division, premiered this month at the Federica Schiavo Gallery in Rome, Italy.  The exhibition is rooted in the MitoSys Project, an EU-funded research consortium composed of labs from eight different European countries, all dedicated to understanding mitosis from a systems biology perspective.

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Congratulations to Jeff & Oliver on their contribution to “The centrosome renaissance”

“The centrosome renaissance,” a special theme issue of Philosophical Transactions B from the Royal Society, is available online as of today! This volume features 18 articles reflecting “direct and indirect input of some 50 leading scientists in the field” of centrosome biology. Jeff Woodruff, Oliver Wueseke, and Tony contributed a review on “Pericentriolar material structure and […]

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New publication: “Centrosomes are autocatalytic droplets of pericentriolar material organized by centrioles”

A new paper from our lab and Frank Jülicher‘s lab is out in PNAS this month: “Centrosomes are autocatalytic droplets of pericentriolar material organized by centrioles.” This work proposes “a theoretical description of centrosomes as liquid droplets,” drawing on our knowledge of phase separation in the cytoplasm.

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Congratulations to Avinash on his Humboldt Fellowship

Our postdoc Avinash Patel has just been awarded a fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for his work on phase transitions of cellular processes. Way to go, Avinash!!

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Long Night of Science at the MPI

It’s that time of year again! The MPI will open its doors to the public tomorrow from 6pm to 1am for a long night of science and fun.

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