EMBO Practical Course on Phase Separation

Methods for studying phase separation in biology


In recent years, research has shown that liquid-liquid phase separation is a critical organizing principle for cells, improper regulation of which can lead to dysfunction and disease. Since Dresden is a hub for phase separation research, there was no better place than the MPI-CBG for the EMBO Practical Course on 'Methods for studying phase separation in biology’.

In February this year, 16 students experienced ten exciting days packed with best practices in the field of biological phase separation. The course provided high quality instruction in the physical chemistry theories underlying biological phase separation, followed by hands on practical training in the assays and cutting-edge techniques used in this emerging field. Nine instructors and eleven speakers provided the students with an essential toolkit for addressing exciting open research questions in the field of phase separation.