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Cell Architecture: Self-Organization and Scale

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Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Regardless of any cell’s size, its components (organelles) are always proportional. Scientists do not know how size of cells and their organelles are determined. Cells just self-assemble effortlessly. Biophysicist Jané Kondev discusses this mystery –one of the most challenging in Nature– and how scientists try to unravel the cell’s self-assembly code. Image: [Belmont Media Center](http://www.scienceforthepublic.org/life/cell-architecture-self-organization-and-scaling)

Jané Kondev is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics, and HHMI Professor at Brandeis University. Dr. Kondev is a theoretical physicist who works primarily on problems in molecular and cell biology.