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    Scientific internship: Exploring transgenerational inheritance in C.elegans worms using quantitative microscopy

    This project explores to what extend gene expression in C. elegans worms is affected by environmental conditions experienced by previous generations. The phenotype of an organism is not only determined …

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    Scientific Internship: Modelling microtubule organization in tip-growing cells

    Microtubules are one of the key components of the cytoskeleton of all higher organisms. Their versatility in adapting to different cellular functions is underpinned by their unique stochastic dynamical behaviour.

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    Scientific Internship: Teamwork in active cytoskeletal systems

    The cells in our body are highly complex, soft and responsive machines. They need to be resistant to large external forces but at the same time dynamic, to allow essential …

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    Scientific Internship: Understanding Regulation of Actin Dynamics

    Actin filaments are one of the key components of the cytoskeleton of all higher organisms. They form dynamic networks involved in mechanical integrity, motility and transport. Our group is interested …

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    Scientific Internship: Structural basis of the activity of myosin motor proteins

    Networks of actin filaments and myosin motor proteins are very fundamental structures in cells. They are responsible for cell deformation during cell migration and cell division. What is really fascinating …

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    Scientific Internship: Rebuilding Life

    Within this project the student will develop techniques to create and study an artificial cell, consisting of a membrane with purified proteins inside.What I cannot build, I cannot understand; famous …

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    Scientific Internship: Measuring cellular information, in bits

    Cells sense molecules and exploit the information to navigate through the complex environment. Chains of chemical reactions that are responsible for cellular signal processing have been identified, but just how …

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    Scientific Internship: Living cells as information-processing machines

    Biochemical networks consisting of proteins and DNA are the analog computers of life. In this project, you will investigate how these networks allow living cells to process information reliably.Living cells, …

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    Scientific Internship: Live Bacteria under Confinement

    We are looking for highly motivated candidates interested in working on current topics in biophysics. Our aim is to investigate the dynamics of living bacteria in constrained geometries to understand …

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    Scientific Internship: Fabrication and mechanical characterization of biomimetic living cells

    In this project you will create mimics of animal cells by enclosing biopolymer networks in membranous containers, and you will develop methods of network-membrane coupling using gene recombinant DNA techniques.Living …

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