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Tony stars in “2 im Boot”

Tony wowed the crowd with his flute last night on the dampfschiff ‘Dresden’ at 2 im Boot. It was a great evening of science, games, and fun. Thanks to the organizers of 2 im Boot, Florian Frisch and Lena Herlitzius for putting together a great event!

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Simone & the Froggies are back in the Bild

We all cheered extra loudly for Germany’s World Cup win over Portugal because Simone’s Frog Oracles predicted the score exactly: 4-0!

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Simone’s “frog oracles” predict a big win for Germany!

It’s no secret that World Cup fever has gripped the MPI-CBG, as all the weekday games are screened in our own auditorium, accompanied by a complicated beer betting system to let people predict the outcome. But our scientists have taken match prediction to a whole new level, creating oracles out of various model organisms.

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Meet Tony for an evening on the Elbe

With 2 im Boot (which translates to “Two in the Boat”), science comes out of the ivory tower and onto a river steamboat! Join Tony and Prof. Holger Brandes on June 25 for a fun and enlightening evening on the Elbe. 2 im Boot on Facebook & 2 im Boot crowdfunding site

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Phase Separatists Invade the Institute!

At the MPI-CBG beer hour last Friday, there was an epic bike relay race to celebrate the 4 new institute bicycles.

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Dresden’s Coolest Company

After seeing our “Happy MPI” video, the Bild Zeitung asks, “Is the Max Planck Institute Dresden’s Coolest Company?” Obviously we think so!

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Because we’re HAPPY!

(Clap along if you feel like that’s whatcha wanna do…) Here at the MPI-CBG, we’re all pretty happy people … and videos like this give you a glimpse of why we’re all so happy to be working at this special place! PS: Keep an eye out for Tony’s great dance moves at 1:45 & 2:15! […]

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Check out the new Dresden Biophysics website!

There’s a new website for Biophysics in Dresden! 

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Art in Progress

Art is in the air at the MPI-CBG.  Artist-in-residence, Nina Doege has installed her newest piece in the building’s atrium and main stairwell.

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Upcoming “Visions in Science” Conference at the MPI-CBG

The second annual Visions in Science Conference will be held at the MPI-CBG next month, from September 22-24, 2013.

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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,

    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