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endoplasmic reticulum and nuclear envelope

The physical forces of cells in action

Hot from the press of JACS! Mechanosensitive fluorescent probes to Image membrane tension in mitochondria, endoplasmic reticulum & lysosomes! Congrats to our NCCR groups who made it happen!

new tools to manipulate biology

New tools to manipulate biology

In ACS Central Science, three independent research groups from UNIGE and one from UNIBAS reports advances in both how proteins are made and how you can see their expression patterns in live animals.

A new way of fighting bacteria?

Microbiologists at the UNIGE, studied the toxin-antitoxin system HigBA, which can be found in many pathogenic and non-pathogenic bacteria, and found a novel regulatory mechanism with potential implications on how to fight bacterial infection.

A new method to detect cholesterol

A research team from the UNIGE / NCCR Chemical Biology, in collaboration with the Universities of California and Helsinki, has created a natural cholesterol that can be detected in the body.

It’s all about polarity

NCCR researchers discover a mechanism behind asymmetric cell division, they was able to shed light on how endosomes know to which cell to go to and how they physically do it.

Sphingosine role in calcium homeostasis

The collaborative efforts of several groups across the globe, including the Riezman lab from UNIGE and member of the NCCR network, were recently reported in e-Life journal.