7/13/2019. Manolo is selected for the Pharmacological Sciences training grant. Congrats!
4/2/2019. We present FlexiBAC, our baculovirus expression system for difficult proteins. Read it at BMC Biotechnology.
2/28/2019. Our first graduate student joins! Welcome Manolo!
2/4/2019. The Nikon spinning disk confocal is live and ready for experiments.
1/7/2019. The lab welcomes its second rotation student Charis Springhower.
12/1/2018. Vanna visits Dresden for round two of destroying centrosomes using FLUCS.
With a FLUCS microscope, we use light to induce flows within a living embryo. This allows us to apply tunable force against centrosomes to study their material properties. In the movie, FLUCS deforms and ruptures a centrosome (white).
Credit: Vanna Tran and Matthaus Mittasch
Eggs can survive in a dormant state for many years. They then reawaken and form a complex organism after fertilization. How does this happen? We use synthetic biology, live-cell imaging, and nano-scale rheology to understand how eggs guard themselves against ageing and faulty cell division.