Author: Diana Kenney

Clifford Brangwynne Receives MacArthur “Genius” Award for Research Begun at MBL

Clifford Brangwynne Receives MacArthur "Genius" Award for Research Begun at MBL

Congratulations to Clifford Brangwynne of Princeton University/Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), who has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow (see video). In 2009 in the MBL Physiology course, Brangwynne, Anthony Hyman and colleagues discovered a new way for living cells to organize their components:  Liquid-liquid phase separation, akin to oil separating from water. This turned

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MBL Candle House has its Whale Boat Back, Fully Restored

MBL Candle House has its Whale Boat Back, Fully Restored

The iconic whaling ship model that, since the mid-1960s, has jutted out toward Water Street from the façade of the Marine Biological Laboratory’s (MBL) Candle House is back in place, after a complete overhaul. Myron Hartford of North Falmouth restored and repainted the model ship, which is a replica of the Charles W. Morgan, a

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NSF Supports MBL Workshop on Innovations in Imaging and Computation

NSF Supports MBL Workshop on Innovations in Imaging and Computation

MBL Senior Scientist Rudolf Oldenbourg has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to co-present a national workshop on “Enabling Biological Discovery Through Innovations in Imaging and Computation.” The workshop will be held at the Marine Biological Laboratory on November 26-28, 2018. The agenda is here. The workshop was inspired by major transformations

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Long-Term Study of Oil Spill Impacts in Gulf of Mexico is Renewed

Long-Term Study of Oil Spill Impacts in Gulf of Mexico is Renewed

Anne Giblin, Interim Director of the MBL Ecosystems Center, has received funding for a study on “Oil Spills as Stressors in Coastal Marshes: The Legacy and the Future.” The grant is a sub-award from the Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON), which has been tracking the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in the

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