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.
Arpan succeeded to obtain the EMBO long term fellowship for his postdoctoral work in the lab. Congratulations!
The following 2 papers from the PelkmansLab are now online:
Battich N*, Stoeger T*, Pelkmans L. Image-based transcriptomics in thousands of single human cells at single-molecule resolution. Nat Methods. 2013 doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2657. Epub 2013 Oct 06. *Contributed equally [Journal]
Snijder B, Liberali P, Frechin M, Stoeger T, Pelkmans L. Predicting functional gene interactions with the hierarchical interaction score. Nat Methods. 2013 doi: 10.1038/nmeth.2655. Epub 2013 Oct 06. [Journal]
Image-based transcriptomics wins prestigious poster award of the Molecular Systems Biology journal at the EMBO meeting 2013, Europe’s largest conference on molecular biology. Congratulations to Thomas and Nico!!
If you go to the EMBO meeting 2013 in Amsterdam from 21-24 Sep, don’t miss the following presentations from the PelkmansLab:
The work of Berend on the Hierarchical Interaction Score, a novel statistic to infer functional interactions between genes from large-scale multivariate gene perturbation screens has been accepted for publication in Nature Methods.
On June 1, Arpan Rai joined our lab as a postdoctoral fellow. Arpan did his PhD in the laboratory of Roop Mallik at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) in Mumbai, India. He recently published his PhD work on molecular motor force measurements inside living cells with single-motor resolution in Cell. For more details, check here.
We give Arpan a big welcome and look forward to his experience in quantitative single-molecule approaches in biology, which bares many conceptual similarities with quantitative single-cell approaches in biology.