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GRC on cell-cell fusion

07 Jun 2022

After 2 years of waiting, the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Cell-Cell Fusion took finally place at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, US. This conference brought together a diverse group of scientists studying anything related to fusion - from highly mechanistic studies on intracellular fusion driven by SNARE proteins, the use of nanodiscs and membrane modeling to viral and cellular fusogens, the role actin cytoskeleton in cell fusion and more big-picture biological observations of fusion of myoblasts and other cell types (hybrid cells in cancer, Drosophila epithelia etc).

Beyond discussing the newest science, it was fantastic to interact again in person with old friends from the fertilization field (e.g. Beni Podbilewicz & Nico Brukman, Bill Snell & Jennifer Pinello, Amber Krauchunas), make new connections (e.g. Ori Avinoam, Douglas Millay, Pablo Aguilar) and interact with both established investigators and PhD students & postdocs from other labs. This has been really missing in the past two years, and we from the Pauli lab (Theresa, Andreas and Andi) had a blast!

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Pauli Lab in Boston

04 Jun 2022

Before heading to the GRC on cell-cell fusion, Theresa, Andreas and Andi spent a day in Boston, including an obligatory visit to Andi’s postdoc lab site at the Harvard BioLabs. While the Schier lab is no longer there, we could at least visit the Rhinos!

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Pauli lab surprise for Andi's tenure

24 May 2022

The Pauli lab managed to catch me completely by surprise: Instead of heading to a regular 1:1 meeting with a student, they had organized a surprise get-together to celebrate my tenure at the IMP with new Pauli-lab shirts for everyone and a fantastic photo-book with memories from the past 6.5 years at the IMP!
I love my lab ;-)!

A huge and heartfelt THANK YOU to my entire lab, for all your drive, hard work and motivation to push the science ahead, for bringing in your own ideas & creativity to shape your projects, for creating a stimulating working envirnoment where everyone can thrive, and for being such great people to work with and mentor. Thank you for trusting in me to join the lab in first place!

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