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Tony receives the 2021 HFSP Nakasone Award

The 2021 HFSP Nakasone Award recognises Tony and Cliff for the discovery of a new state of biological matter, namely, liquid-liquid phase separation. Since 2009, the Hyman and Brangwynne labs have observed biomolecular condensation in various cell types and organisms and have helped to determine their functions in physiological and pathological conditions. Congratulations to the […]

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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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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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Advice for young group leaders

Yesterday, Tony gave the EMBO Keynote Lecture at the Young Investigators’ Meeting in Goa, India. In his lecture, titled “From zoology to physics — how to avoid staying in your comfort zone,” Tony gave advice on how to be a successful young group leader. Below, you can watch another talk he gave on a similar topic […]

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The Benefits of a “Central Service” for Biology Preprints

Visit the ASAPbio website to learn about a new proposal to create a Central Service for biology preprints. The relationship of this Central Service to existing preprint servers would be akin to the relationship between PubMed and scientific journals. ASAPbio has released a Request for Applications (RFA) for the development of a Central Service for […]

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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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On Research Funding and the Power of Youth

Read the full essay on the importance of funding young scientists, written for the President’s Column of the October issue of the ASCB newsletter by Tony Hyman, Ashad Desai, and Peter Walter. “On Research Funding and the Power of Youth” – PDF

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Video: Interview with Tony about phase transitions and disease

Watch a video of Tony explaining phase transitions and disease on the new website “Latest Thinking,” which is a video collection of researchers explaining their latest breakthroughs. Be sure to also check out the videos of Tony answering other short questions in the “Beyond” section just below the main video.

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“No man is an island”: an essay from the archives about the value of collaboration

In 1996, when Tony was a group leader at the EMBL, he wrote an essay for Current Biology entitled “No man is an island” on the importance of long-term collaboration and shared credit in science. The topic is just as relevant today as it was 20 years ago. Maybe it’s time to implement Tony’s two-dimensional […]

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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