Dey Lab

European Molecular Biology Laboratory

Evolutionary cell biology of the nucleus

We are a brand new research group in the Cell Biology and Biophysics Unit at EMBL Heidelberg investigating the evolution of nuclear architecture and remodelling.

Our interests are diverse and span several additional areas of cell biology, including membrane remodelling, the cell cycle, archaeal cell biology, microscopy, and experimental evolution. Posts by Gautam, lab members and collaborators!



Dey Lab has added 28 preLight posts

A motor-based approach to induce chromosome-specific mis-segregations in human cells

My Anh Truong, Paula Cané-Gasull, Sippe G. de Vries, et al.


Inducing Specific Chromosome Mis-Segregation in Human Cells

Laura Tovini, Sarah C. Johnson, Alexander M. Andersen, et al.

Selected by 12 May 2022

Jana Helsen, Dey Lab

Cell Biology

Repurposing of Synaptonemal Complex Proteins for Kinetochores in Kinetoplastida

Eelco C. Tromer, Thomas A. Wemyss, Ross F. Waller, et al.

Selected by 17 May 2021

Hiral Shah, Dey Lab

Evolutionary Biology

The Single-Celled Ancestors of Animals: A History of Hypotheses

Thibaut Brunet , Nicole King

Selected by 05 January 2021

Hiral Shah, Dey Lab

Evolutionary Biology

Open Science Saves Lives: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lonni Besançon, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Corentin Segalas, et al.

Selected by 20 October 2020

Jonny Coates, Dey Lab

Scientific Communication and Education

A rapidly evolving actin mediates fertility and developmental tradeoffs in Drosophila

Courtney M. Schroeder, Sarah A. Tomlin, John R. Valenzuela, et al.

Selected by 16 October 2020

Hiral Shah, Dey Lab

Evolutionary Biology

High-throughput identification of nuclear envelope protein interactions in Schizosaccharomyces pombe using an arrayed membrane yeast-two hybrid library

Joseph M. Varberg, Jennifer M. Gardner, Scott McCroskey, et al.

Selected by 07 September 2020

Dey Lab

Cell Biology

Two FtsZ proteins orchestrate archaeal cell division through distinct functions in ring assembly and constriction

Yan Liao, Solenne Ithurbide, Jan Löwe, et al.

Selected by 25 June 2020

Dey Lab

Cell Biology

Membrane bending by protein phase separation

Feng Yuan, Haleh Alimohamadi, Brandon Bakka, et al.

Selected by 01 June 2020

Dey Lab, Giulia Paci


Arp2/3 complex-mediated actin assembly drives microtubule-independent motility and phagocytosis in the evolutionarily divergent amoeba Naegleria

Katrina B Velle, Lillian K Fritz-Laylin

Selected by 18 May 2020

Dey Lab

Cell Biology

The mitotic protein NuMA plays a spindle-independent role in nuclear formation and mechanics

Andrea Serra-Marques, Ronja Houtekamer, Dorine Hintzen, et al.


NuMA interaction with chromatin is vital for proper nuclear architecture in human cells

Ashwathi Rajeevan, Riya Keshri, Sachin Kotak

Selected by 11 May 2020

Dey Lab

Cell Biology

Evaluating features of scientific conferences: A call for improvements

Sarvenaz Sarabipour, Benjamin Schwessinger, Fiona N. Mumoki, et al.

Selected by 28 April 2020

Dey Lab

Scientific Communication and Education

Insights from a survey-based analysis of the academic job market

Jason D. Fernandes, Sarvenaz Sarabipour, Christopher T. Smith, et al.

Selected by 08 December 2019

Jonny Coates et al.

Scientific Communication and Education

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Dey Lab's recent preLists

ASCB | EMBO Cell Bio *virtual* 2020

Preprints + open discussions related to work presented at Cell Bio 2020 in December


List by Dey Lab et al.

Molecular Parasitology Meeting 2020 Woods Hole

Parasitology @Molecular Parasitology Meeting 2020


List by Mariana De Niz, Dey Lab

BioMalPar XVI: Biology and Pathology of the Malaria Parasite

[under construction] Preprints presented at the (fully virtual) EMBL BioMalPar XVI, 17-18 May 2020 #emblmalaria


List by Dey Lab, Samantha Seah


Conference: CSHL Genome Organization and Nuclear Function 2020

[under construction] Preprints presented at the (fully virtual) CSHL Genome Organization and Nuclear Function 2020 meeting #cshlnucleus


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TAGC 2020

Preprints recently presented at the virtual Allied Genetics Conference, April 22-26, 2020. #TAGC20


List by Maiko Kitaoka et al.

COVID-19 / SARS-CoV-2 preprints

List of important preprints dealing with the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. See for additional resources and timeline, and for full list of bioRxiv and medRxiv preprints on this topic


List by Dey Lab, Zhang-He Goh


EMBL Seeing is Believing – Imaging the Molecular Processes of Life

Preprints discussed at the 2019 edition of Seeing is Believing, at EMBL Heidelberg from the 9th-12th October 2019


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BSCB/BSDB Annual Meeting 2019

Preprints presented at the BSCB/BSDB Annual Meeting 2019


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ASCB/EMBO Annual Meeting 2018

This list relates to preprints that were discussed at the recent ASCB conference.


List by Dey Lab, Amanda Haage

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