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Dean lab attends the EMBO-EMBL Symposium, “Cellular mechanisms driven by phase separation,” in Heidelberg, Germany

16 May 2022
John Fehilly and Olivia Carey

Three members of the Dean lab, Dr Kellie Dean, John Fehilly (MRes student) and Olivia Carey (MSc by research student) attended the EMBO-EMBL Symposium: “Cellular mechanisms driven by phase separation,” in Heidelberg, Germany, from the 9 – 12 May 2022.

Based on their abstract, they were invited for a flash talk and a poster presentation. Authors on the abstract/poster included several past students, Eoghan O’Leary and Klaudia Juda (both graduates of the MSc in Molecular Cell Biology with Bioinnovation), Stephen O’Shea (BSc Biochemistry, now a PhD student with Prof Rosemary O’Connor), Rahel Fritzel (Erasmus student) and Pooja Selvaraj (semester abroad student). Dr Andrew Lindsay in the School and Dr Bálint Mészáros (EMBL), also contributed to the work.

The meeting provided an excellent opportunity to establish new collaborations, and Olivia is now working with Dr John Ng, a post-doc in the lab of Prof Dirk Görlich, at the Max Planck Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies in Göttingen, Germany. Her project is to further characterize protein motifs involved in nuclear transport in an RNA-binding protein. The students also got a private tour of the EMBL Imaging Center and Advanced Light Microscopy Facility.

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