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Tony is now a Leopoldina member

The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina elected Tony as a new member. The Leopoldina, founded in 1652, is one of the world’s oldest Science academy and fosters national and international science and advises politics and society in science related questions. We hope to celebrate that with the lab! Read the MPI-CBG press release here

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Suzanne is always in our hearts

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Shova opened her own lab at the Indian Institute of Science

Congratulations to our former postdoc Shovamayee Maharana who moved back to India to the Department of Microbiology and Cell Biology of the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore and now has her own lab! Shova was a joint postdoc with Simon Alberti (former MPI-CBG group leader, now TU-Dresden professor) working on RNA and its implications […]

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Podcast: a Career in Academia and Founding a BioTech Company

The Offspring group of the Max Planck PhD net talks with Tony about his carreer in academia and how he founded two BioTech companies. The offspring magazine podcast series is “hosted for doctoral researchers by doctoral researchers. The team wants to make the process of getting a doctorate more transparent and raise awareness for career […]

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The National Academy of Sciences elected new members…

and we are happy that Tony got elected as well! Congratulations from the whole lab. The Academy has around 2400 members amd Tony will be one of only 500 international Scientist in the Academy. The National Academy of Sciences was founded in 1863 to “…provide independent, objective advice to the nation on matters related to […]

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Tony receives NOMIS award and is now NOMIS distinguished scientist

The Swiss based NOMIS foundation “…enables outstanding talent to take on high-risk research”. Now they awarded Tony and the lab $2.5 million in recognition of our “contributions to the advancement of science and human progress”. The money is awarded for the project “Phase Transitions and Biological Condensates: The Molecular Sociology of Cell Organization” and we […]

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Die neue Biologie der Tröpfchen

Berlin newspaper Tagesspiegel article of Sascha Karberg about the discovery and applications of phase separation “Es ist eine Entdeckung, die das Verständnis der Zelle revolutioniert. Die erste Firma, die das neue Wissen für neue Therapien nutzt, kommt nun nach Berlin”. click here for full article in german

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Our kinetochore paper is selected for the 65th birthday collection of JCB

For the collection celebrating the 65th anniversary of the Journal of Cell biology, our paper Functional Analysis of Kinetochore Assembly in Caenorhabditis elegans was selected for its contribution to “dissecting the mechanics of cell division”. The paper from 2001 by Karen and Arshad, postdocs in our lab at the time has great company there. Click […]

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Tony wins 2020 Wiley Prize in Biomolecular Sciences

Tony wins the 19th annual prize together with Clifford Brangwynne of Princeton university and Michael Rosen of the Southwestern University in Texas for their work on defining phase-separated biomolecular condensates. In a statement of the Wiley foundation their work was recognized for… “revealing a new principle for subcellular compartmentalization based on formation of phase-separated biomolecular […]

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Tony wins Carl Zeiss lecture award

The award to Tony comes from the German Society for Cell Biology for excellent achievements in research and was established in 1990 by the company Zeiss. Tony will lecture on September 27th in Tübingen during the fall conference of the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (GBM) and the German Society for Cell Biology […]

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