• Award for bio-art proposal together with AMOLF

    On December 6, 2012, one of the three Designers & Artists 4 Genomics Awards (DA4GA) was granted to a bio-art proposal, Living Mirror, that will be carried out in collaboration …

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  • How does a bacterium pack a 1.5 millimeters long circular chromosome into a cylindrical container of just 2 micrometers long and 1 micrometer wide?

    This is a question that has occupied microbiologists for decades, but like many questions surrounding chromosomes it is difficult to tackle experimentally because of the small size of the bacterium …

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  • A microtubule-based molecular switch determines the orientation of cell divison in plant stem cells

    In order to create an organ like the plant root from a single niche of pluripotent cells, plants must control the orientation of the division plane.┬áIf all divisions were transverse …

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