Guest Speaker Ohad Medalia


Event Host : Franck Pichaud

Speaker's affiliation Department of Biochemistry University of Zurich

Monday, 18 May, 2015 - 16:00
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Actin cortex mechanics and animal cell morphogenesis

Actin cortex mechanics and animal cell morphogenesis The cell cortex is a network of actin, myosin and associated proteins that lies under the plasma membrane and determines the shape of most animal cells. The cortex enables the cell to resist externally applied stresses and to exert mechanical work. As such, it plays a role in normal physiology during events involving cell deformation such as mitosis, cytokinesis, and cell locomotion, and in the pathophysiology of diseases such as cancer where cortical contractility is upregulated. Despite its importance, little is known about how the cortex is assembled and regulated. As the cortex is an intrinsically mechanical structure - its biological...

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