Lucas was elected member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). See the press release here. Congratulations!
Mathieu‘s paper entitled ‘Cell-intrinsic adaptation of lipid composition to local crowding drives social behaviour’ has been accepted for publication in Nature. Congratulations!!
As part of the temporary backup scheme for the ERC Consolidator grants, Lucas has won an SNSF Consolidator grant. Check the press release of the University of Zurich here, and of the Swiss National Science Foundation here.
Prisca has accepted a group leader position in quantitative cell biology at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, where she will start 1 July 2015. She has also been awarded with the highly competitive ‘SNSF professorship‘ grant for a project that she will start there, which entitles her to be an assistant professor at the University of Basel. Congratulations.
The review on ‘Single-cell and multivariate approaches in genetic perturbation screens‘ has appeared online in Nature Reviews Genetics, as part of their single-cell omics article series.
Check out the beautiful cover on the June 5 issue of Cell, which is an artistic impression of regulatory genetic interactions in endocytic membrane trafficking, made by Lavinia Liberali and Luca Pitoni. It accompanies the Resource Article entitled:
Prisca‘s paper entitled ‘A Hierarchical Map of Regulatory Genetic Interactions in Membrane Trafficking’ has been accepted for publication in Cell. Congratulations!!
On January 1, Doris Berchtold joined our lab as a postdoctoral fellow funded by a HFSP fellowship. Doris did her PhD in the laboratory of Tobias Walther at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried, Germany. In her PhD work, she discovered a homeostasis mechanism by which cells respond to plasma membrane stress with compensatory changes in lipid synthesis. For more details, check here.
In our lab, Doris will apply her expertise in molecular cell biology to the poorly understood process of subcellular compartmentalisation through liquid phase transitions.