The field of biomolecular condensates is rapidly growing as more and more biological functions are associated with condensates such as transcriptional control, RNA metabolism and cellular organisation. How many biological condensates are there? And how many are there yet to be discovered?
The Hyman lab is doing pioneering research about phase separation and shaped the biomolecular condensates community by defining novel concepts about cellular organization. The Toth-Petroczy lab is an interdisciplinary research group that studies protein evolution. We are a group of scientists with diverse backgrounds from biology, chemistry, biophysics, computer science and bioinformatics. We are fascinated by intrinsically disordered protein regions (IDRs) and aim to understand their role in evolution and condensate formation.
DD-CODE (Dresden Condensate Database and Encyclopedia)
Our aim is to create comprehensive, manually curated database of biomolecular condensates and an encyclopedia of the scientific terms used to describe and characterize those condensates. We are building a resource for experimentalists and bioinformaticians and hope to facilitate biomolecular condensate research as a whole.
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- interacting with interdisciplinary teams
Qualification of candidate
PhD in biology, life sciences or related discipline