I am a cell and developmental biologist. I completed my PhD and a short Postdoc from the Max Planck Institute (MPI-CBG) in Dresden. My research was on understanding the functions of mRNA, localizing to specific parts of the cell. I enjoy writing about recent discoveries in cell biology, especially for students and scientists from other fields. Research findings may often seem to be a collection of facts. But its the connections between these facts that define a scientific concept. So you see, in the end, science is a story and I like telling stories.

Genes related to sleep help cells stay free of toxins

Genetic research in fruit flies points to an important link between sleep and cellular housekeeping