Cell Architecture: Self-Organization and Scale

TUE, OCT 8, 2019 (33:36)

Regardless of any cell’s size, its components (organelles) are always proportional. Scientists do not know how size of cells and their organelles are determined. Cells just self-assemble effortlessly. Biophysicist Jané Kondev discusses this mystery –one of the most challenging in Nature– and how scientists try to unravel the cell’s self-assembly code.

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+ BIO: Jané Kondev, Ph.D.

Jané Kondev is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics, and HHMI Professor at Brandeis University. Dr. Kondev is a theoretical physicist who works primarily on problems in molecular and cell biology.

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