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The ins and outs of bacterial organelles

Arash Komeili, UC Berkeley
Friday, March 12, 2021
12:00-1:30 PM
Abstract: Open any biology textbook and you are likely to learn that, in contrast to eukaryotes, bacteria do not contain organelles to compartmentalize and facilitate cellular functions. However, numerous protein- and lipid-bounded organelles are known to exist within a diverse array of bacterial species. In my group, we aim to understand the process of compartmentalization at a molecular level in order to understand the origins and functions of bacterial organelles and exploit them for future applications. I will discuss our work on the biogenesis and subcellular organization of the magnetic magnetosome organelles of magnetotactic bacteria and our recent discovery of ferrosomes, iron-accumulating compartments that define a novel class of bacterial organelles

Host: Anthony Vecchiarelli
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Link:
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Basic Science, Biology, Biosciences, Bsbsigns, Research, Science, seminar
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology