“IRB Barcelona researchers have, for the first time, observed the protein machinery inside living cells in 3D”

Model of the architecture of the main machinery involved in exocytosis. The eight proteins, each shown in a different color, are bound, forming the nanomachine or protein complex. (O. Gallego, IRB Barcelona)

Model of the architecture of the main machinery involved in exocytosis. The eight proteins, each shown in a different color, are bound, forming the nanomachine or protein complex. (O. Gallego, IRB Barcelona)


Catalonia's television channel “TV3” talks to Oriol Gallego about his recent study on cellular protein machinery, which also involved PhD student Irene Pazos.

Published in the journal Cell, this work combine genetic engineering, super-resolution microscopy and biocomputation to unveil key functional features of an assembly of proteins that is vital for animals and plants.

TV3 and other media covered the study, which was done in collaboration with researchers at the University of Geneva in Switzerland and the Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo in Seville.

Link to TV3

Other media mentions

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International impacts 

Link to Phys.org

Link to Nanowerk