How do cells position liquid droplets?

Updated: Jan 16

by Shambaditya Saha

In this video abstract, Shamba tells you about his publication in Cell, "Polar Positioning of Phase-Separated Liquid Compartments in Cells Regulated by an mRNA Competition Mechanism." Learn more in the full paper.

Shamba was a postdoc in Tony Hyman's lab at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany.

Update: Shamba is now a Research Group Leader at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology in Vienna!

Related Resources

• Watch Louise Jawerth's Science Sketch on the concept of phase transitions in cells.

• Watch Tony Hyman's talk on iBiology.org on phase transitions in the C.elegans embryo, describing the work which provided the foundation for Shamba's project.

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