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On September 1, Doris Popovic joined our lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Doris did her PhD in the laboratory of Ivan Dikic at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. In her PhD work, she discovered a mechanism by which endocytic carriers are targeted to autophagosomes during autophagy. For more details, check here.

In our lab, Doris will use a combination of systems biology and molecular cell biology approaches to study the poorly understood process of subcellular patterning of RNA molecules.

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The following paper is now online:

Cell-intrinsic adaptation of lipid composition to local crowding drives social behaviour. Frechin M, Stoeger T, Daetwyler S, Gehin C, Battich N, Damm E-M, Stergiou L, Riezman H, Pelkmans L. Nature, doi:10.1038/nature14429, May 25, 2015 [Journal] [PDF] [Suppl. Info] [PubMed].