Diving into the Free Energy: Part 1


Get ready to dive into the Free Energy!

Cells can be described as systems made of different phases. For instance, biomolecular condensates are dense droplets of proteins that coexist with the rest of the cytoplasm. Thermodynamics is a helpful theoretical framework to understand phases in cells. In this video, we explain the concept of Free Energy of a mixture and we see how can we predict the equilibrium state of the system from the Free Energy.


Prepared by Mariona Esquerda Ciutat from the Hyman and Jülicher labs in Dresden.