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Biological Sciences

Regulation of plant organelle dynamics: tales of motors and tethers Event

leaf epidermal cells image
22 November 2017
Life Sciences Building 85, Room 2207, Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Selina Barry on 023 80 59 4794 or email .

Event details

Biological Sciences Invited Speaker Programme 2017-18


Abstract: Plant organelle movement is important for growth, development and in response to external stimuli. Movement is largely controlled by two broad processes; molecular motors, myosin, and through interaction between organelles controlled by molecular tethering proteins. Sparkes’ research group takes a holistic view to characterising organelle dynamics by studying both of these broad principles. By using a combination of molecular cell biology, biophysical modelling and high end live cell imaging techniques (including optical tweezers) they have quantified these mechanistic principles. The seminar will highlight aspects of the research and show you that plants are truly dynamic organisms!


Speaker information

Dr Imogen Sparkes,University of Bristol, main research areas are: Organelle dynamics in plant cells.

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