Cell shape formation controlled by cytoskeleton
Controlling cell shape is an essential function of all cells, which allows adjusting and adapting to various environments and requirements. Moreover, it is crucial for a number of cellular processes, particularly during cell polarization and migration. The synergistic action of several signaling pathways initiates changes of the cell shape and the outcome is seen as a remodeling of membrane- or cytoskeleton structures that provide a binding platform for various factors.
We are interested in elucidating mechanisms of cell shape formation and downstream cytoskeleton remodeling using cryo-EM together with biochemical and biophysical approaches.
23 February 2018, 11:00 (Friday, 6th week, Hilary 2018)
Biochemistry Building, off South Parks Road OX1 3QU
main seminar room
Dr Naoko Mizuno (Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry)
Department of Biochemistry
ELENA SEIRADAKE (University of Oxford)
Members of the University only