Control of cellular noise via phase separation (joint project – A. Hyman and C. Zechner)
Liquid condensates provide a potential mechanism to control molecular fluctuations in cells. We have recently provided a first proof of principle of this idea using theory and single-cell experiments. In this project, we want to explore this concept more broadly within physiological contexts and understand its functional implications for cellular control. The project has a highly interdisciplinary character and bridges between experimental work and theory. We welcome both theorists and experimentalists to apply.
Qualification of the candidate
Biophysics, biochemistry, single-cell biology, theoretical physics, stochastic processes.