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Physicochemical principles of phase separation in cell physiology and disease

1 Feb 19

Speaker: Avinash Patel, PhD., Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden, Germany.  



Organizers: IRB Barcelona

Date: Friday, 1st February, 09:30h

Place: Felix Serratosa room

Host: Xavier Salvatella, PhD Group Leader - IRB Barcelona



The discovery of phase separation in cytoplasm has provided a novel set of physicochemical principles to describe compartmentalisation in cells. I will address how phase separation not only creates crucibles to isolate and influence reactions but also leads to an enhanced risk of driving aggregation of disease causing proteins.

Mechanisms of Disease (MOD) Program Seminar