skip to content
 

Lights, camera, actin! Exploring the dynamic driver of cell shape and movement in health and disease

1:00pm-1:45pm on Wednesday 31 March

Times shown are in GMT (UTC +0) up to the 27th March. For events on or after 28th March times are in BST (UTC +1).

The actin cytoskeleton is one of the most fundamentally important components of cellular architecture. Simply put, without it cells could not move, they could not change shape, and they could not interact with each other or their outside environment. Many diseases, such as cancers and myopathies, can be traced back to defective actin.

In this talk, Dr Jonathan Gadsby will use exciting biological imaging examples to highlight the diversity of structures that the actin cytoskeleton can assemble into. Jonathan will discuss how defects in the process can contribute to common and rare diseases, and how increasing our understanding of how actin works now allows us to more effectively treat and relieve disease symptoms for patients.

Join us on our YouTube channel to watch this talk live and take part in a Q&A session with the speaker: https://youtu.be/30lBkF3DU6Y

To keep up to date with all of the Biochemistry Department’s news for the 2021 Cambridge Festival, give us a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@CamBiochem).

 

Jonathan Gadsby is a postdoctoral researcher in the Gallop Group (Gurdon Institute and Department of Biochemistry) specialising in cell biology and imaging. Over the last five years he has been researching how actin cytoskeleton misregulation contributes to cellular uptake defects in the rare disease Lowe Syndrome.

Booking/Registration is: UNAVAILABLE

This event will premiere on YouTube here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30lBkF3DU6Y&feature=youtu.be

Subscribe to the Department of Biochemistry's channel on YouTube to get notified when this talk goes live:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgrPxk_F-54qpP0gyVuXudw

Additional Information

Age: Young Adults 12 – 18, Adults
Timing: Live Stream, Available on Demand
Theme: Health
Image copyright: Jonathan Gadsby, Gallop Group (Gurdon Institute and Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge).

You might also like...

Read more at: Invention and innovation: How engineers are manufacturing a better world

Invention and innovation: How engineers are manufacturing a better world

10:30am-11:30am on Wednesday 31 March
Timing: 
Live Stream
Available on Demand
Age: 
Children under 12
Young Adults 12 – 18
Adults

Professor Tim Minshall will look at the ways in which engineers, as creative problem-solvers, are trying to address the many challenges we read...