Research report 2010 - Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry

How the cell controls chaos

Wedlich-Söldner, Roland
Max-Planck-Forschungsgruppe Cellular Dynamics and Cell patterning
Max-Planck-Institut für Biochemie
Cranes, dump trucks, power shovels and lots and lots of workers: The tight organization of large construction sites reveals itself only to the patient observer. Similar endurance is needed when scientists study cellular processes. With the help of new microscopes, sensitive cameras and computational approaches cell biologists reveal new types of structures and processes and analyze them with nearly mathematical precision. Step by step a new image of the cell emerges – as a highly dynamic and strictly coordinated biological system.

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