Guest Speaker- Dr Nic Tapon, The Francis Crick Institute : ‘Polarity remodelling in asymmetric cell division’
Polarity is a shared feature of most cells. In epithelial tissues, apical-basal polarity often coexists, and sometimes intersects with, planar cell polarity (PCP), which orients cells in the plane of the epithelium. From a limited set of core building blocks (e.g. the Par complexes for apical-basal polarity and the Frizzled/Dishevelled complex for PCP), a vast array of polarized cells, tissues and organs are generated. This suggests the existence of little-studied tissue-specific factors that rewire the core polarity modules to produce the appropriate polarized structure. I will discuss our latest work on Meru, which functions as a polarity remodelling factor in asymmetric cell divisions in Drosophila.
Date: 27 January 2017, 13:00 (Friday, 2nd week, Hilary 2017)
Venue: Sherrington Building, off Parks Road OX1 3PT
Venue Details: DPAG, Large Lecture Theatre, Sherrington Building, off South Parks and Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT - 01865 272500
Speaker: Dr Nic Tapon (The Francis Crick Institute )
Organising department: Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics (DPAG)
Organiser: Sarah Noujaim (University of Oxford, Department of Physiology Anatomy and Genetics)
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Host: Professor Deborah Goberdhan (DPAG, University of Oxford)
Part of: DPAG Head of Department Seminar Series
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Sarah Noujaim