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.
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.