New publication in BMC Biology for Stefan Lab
Phosphoinositide lipids provide spatial landmarks during polarized cell growth and migration. Yet how phosphoinositide gradients are oriented in response to extracellular cues and environmental conditions is not well understood.
Review in Current Opinions in Cell Biology by Chris Stefan
In a new review in Current Opinions in Cell Biology, Chris Stefan highlights recent advances in our understanding of the vital roles for ER–PM (endoplasmic reticulum – plasma membrane) contacts in phosphoinositide and calcium signaling and how
Tunnacliffe and Chubb TIG Review: What is a transcriptional burst?
The idea that gene activity can be discontinuous will not surprise many biologists – many genes are restricted in when and where they can be expressed. Yet during the past 15 years, a collection of observations compiled under the umbrella term ‘transcriptional bursting’ has received considerable interest.
New publication in Developmental Cell for Baum lab
Normal cells in the human body only divide when they need to, but cancer cells keep continuously growing and dividing, even in a tumour packed full of other cells.
Prof Alison Lloyd appointed new Director of MRC LMCB at UCL
We are pleased to welcome Alison Lloyd, Professor of Cell Biology, as the new Director of the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology at UCL.
New publication in BMC Research Notes for Janos Kriston-Vizi
In a recent publication in BMC Research Notes, Janos Kriston-Vizi and colleagues establish a quantitative confocal imaging assay to measure endoplasmic reticular expansion resulting from Salmonella infection of host cells.
Yanlan Mao awarded 2020 BSCB Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal
We are delighted to announce Yanlan Mao has been awarded the 2020 BSCB Women in Cell Biology Early Career Medal for her work on the mechanics of tissue development. Congratulations Yanlan!