New EMBO Journal Cover – dancing towards pluripotency
This drawing depicts illustrates how two processes cooperate to create stem cells - represented by the dancer's choreography on her way to pluripotency. EMBO Journal cover, April 2020.

New EMBO Journal Cover – dancing towards pluripotency

This artwork illustrates how two processes cooperate to create stem cells - represented by the dancer's choreography on her way to pluripotency. Stem cells have been crucial for many discoveries in…

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My Nature Genetics cover illustrating a rearranged genetic landscape!
A Rearranged Genetic Landscape: The pyramids and their altered reflection illustrate how changes to chromatin topology in wild-type and rearranged Drosophila chromosomes have surprisingly little effect on the gene expression landscape. Nature Genetics cover, August 2019

My Nature Genetics cover illustrating a rearranged genetic landscape!

A new paper in Nature Genetics challenges the current model of how the genome’s 3D organisation controls gene expression. Using Drosophila fruit flies that carry rearranged chromosomes, researchers found that…

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EMBO Reports cover – stabilizing mRNA strands for memory formation!
Stabilizing mRNA Strands for Memory Formation: This drawing illustrates how RNA-binding protein Gadd45α stabilizes long mRNAs for memory formation. EMBO Reports cover, June 2019.

EMBO Reports cover – stabilizing mRNA strands for memory formation!

Presenting my new EMBO Reports cover - stabilizing mRNA strands for memory formation! Learning and forming memories are fundamental processes essential for survival, requiring precise regulation of memory-related genes. This…

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Cover for Molecular Biology and Evolution
Combining a drawing with a real protein structure to show how incorporation of tRNA compensates for structural changes during evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution cover, February 2019.

Cover for Molecular Biology and Evolution

Crocheting the mitoribosome - a combination of a hand-drawn illustration with a real structure of the human mitochondrial ribosome. Ribosomes are giant machineries composed of protein and ribosomal RNA that…

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EMBO Reports Cover
RNA Editing for Self Tolerance: This drawing illustrates how editing of RNAs by ADAR1 prevents autoimmunity by discarding T cells that recognize self antigens. EMBO Reports cover, December 2018.

EMBO Reports Cover

My new cover for EMBO Reports - illustrating how editing of RNAs prevents autoimmunity! Our immune system is extremely efficient in protecting us from foreign pathogens, yet at the same…

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Nature Methods Cover – An Arrow Poison for CRISPR
Ouabain, a molecule traditionally used as an arrow poison in Africa, is used as a new selection method for CRISPR. Nature Methods cover, June 2017.

Nature Methods Cover – An Arrow Poison for CRISPR

My new artwork on the current Nature Methods cover - what a great honor! Congratulations to the Doyon lab for a fantastic paper! Ouabain, a molecule traditionally used as an…

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EMBO Journal Cover – Self Organization in Cerebral Organoids
Minibrain Organoid: The drawing symbolizes the remarkable self-organization capacity of cerebral organoids. EMBO Journal cover, May 2017.

EMBO Journal Cover – Self Organization in Cerebral Organoids

So excited have my drawing on the current issue of EMBO Journal! This artwork illustrates how 'minibrains' self-organize their cells into distinct zones - like a yin-yang symbolizing the balance…

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EMBO Journal Cover – A Molecular Compass for Cell Division
A Molecular Compass for Cell Division: The angle of the mitotic spindle during cell division affects the decision-making of differentiation and thus ultimate position within the brain. EMBO Journal cover, November 2016.

EMBO Journal Cover – A Molecular Compass for Cell Division

I made this drawing for the cover of the EMBO Journal to accompany our new paper on mammalian brain development. The paper shows that a microRNA family is required for…

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