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There are several reasons why you might want to consider joining this lab. first, Dresden is beautiful on all scales; scences, culture, people .. the whole package. The former East German city has transformed to become a hub for research and innovation. The TU Dresden has been re-designated as 1 of 11 German Universities of Excellence, a title it has held since 2012 and will hold till 2028. This speaks for the importance of the research happening here on the national level.

Dresden on the Elbe river

Part of this research hub is the Dresden community of researchers from various institutes, who have been pouring in their expertise and creativity to the melting pot known as “Biolpolis Dresden”. The interdisciplinary collaboration between at least 11 labs in Dresden directly involved in Condensate Biology research has concentrated enough expertise and methodologies to reshape the understanding of compartmentalisation in cells and the consequences arising from it for cellular (dys)function. This makes Dresden a perfect place to learn about phase separation in biology and build on the shoulders of giants. The Hyman Lab has been part of it from the beginning, and the awards recognising its role in this field are a fair testament. Last but not least, we have some serious fun in this lab.


The Hyman Lab welcomes committed researchers at different career stages.

  • Bachelors and Masters students looking to sharpen their research profile and gain first-hand experience can apply to the “student research internship” program organised by IMPRS-CellDevoSys and DIPP. Applications to the internship program can be submitted here.

  • 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