Speaker articles

Take a look at what some of our Biological Assemblies: Phase Transitions and More speakers have published recently and chat with them about their work in Seville, Spain.

Keynote Speaker

Rick Young, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA
Enhancer Features that Drive Formation of Transcriptional Condensates


Martin Beck, EMBL Heidelberg and Max Planck Institute of Biophysics, Germany
Nuclear Pores Assemble from Nucleoporin Condensates During Oogenesis

Zhijian “James” Chen, University of Texas—Southwestern, USA
Autophagy induction via STING trafficking is a primordial function of the cGAS pathway

Sara Cuylen-Haering, EMBL Heidelberg, Germany
Cytokinesis in vertebrate cells initiates by contraction of an equatorial actomyosin network composed of randomly oriented filaments

Xavier Darzacq, UC Berkeley, USA
Distinct Classes of Chromatin Loops Revealed by Deletion of an RNA-Binding Region in CTCF

Pietro De Camilli, Yale University, USA
A programmable DNA-origami platform for studying lipid transfer between bilayers

Dorothee Dormann, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Phase Separation of FUS Is Suppressed by Its Nuclear Import Receptor and Arginine Methylation

Allan Drummond, University of Chicago, USA
Stress-Triggered Phase Separation Is an Adaptive, Evolutionarily Tuned Response

Tony Hyman, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology, Germany
RNA buffers the phase separation behavior of prion-like RNA binding proteins

Richard Kriwacki, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA
C9orf72 Poly(PR) Dipeptide Repeats Disturb Biomolecular Phase Separation and Disrupt Nucleolar Function

Steve McKnight, University of Texas—Southwestern, USA
Redox State Controls Phase Separation of the Yeast Ataxin-2 Protein via Reversible Oxidation of Its Methionine-Rich Low-Complexity Domain

Tanja Mittag, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA
Considerations and Challenges in Studying Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation and Biomolecular Condensates

Rohit Pappu, Washington University in St. Louis, USA
Spontaneous driving forces give rise to protein−RNA condensates with coexisting phases and complex material properties

Jim Shorter, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Therapeutic Dissolution of Aberrant Phases by Nuclear-Import Receptors

Sarah Veatch, University of Michigan, USA
Miscibility Transition Temperature Scales with Growth Temperature in a Zebrafish Cell Line

Stephanie Weber, McGill University, Canada
Evidence for and against Liquid-Liquid Phase Separation in the Nucleus

Hong Zhang, National Laboratory of Biomacromolecules, Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
The ER-Localized Transmembrane Protein TMEM39A/SUSR2 Regulates Autophagy by Controlling the Trafficking of the PtdIns(4)P Phosphatase SAC1

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