Celebrating Research Success in FLS Seminar - “Stitching up holes in epithelial sheets.”
|Starts:||15:00 8 Apr 2016|
|Ends:||16:00 8 Apr 2016|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Faculty of Life Sciences|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr. Tom Millard|
The next seminar in the ‘Celebrating Research Success’ series will be given by Dr Tom Millard who is a member of the Developement Research Theme. The seminar is scheduled to take place just prior to FLS Happy Hour to allow discussions and networking to continue after the actual presentation.
Tom’s presentation will be entitled ‘How do we stop T-cells attacking our own body’ and will focus on one of his publications:
• Matsubayashi Y, Coulson-Gilmer C, Millard TH. Endocytosis dependent co-ordination of multiple actin regulators is required for wound healing. J. Cell Biol. (2015) 210 419-33.
The ability to close holes in epithelial sheets is essential for embryonic development and wound healing. My lab investigates the molecular mechanisms by which epithelial closure is achieved and regulated, primarily using the Drosophila embryo as a model system. In this talk I will present our recent findings, which demonstrate that epithelial closure during wound healing is a precisely orchestrated process that requires co-ordination of the actin cytoskeleton, cell-cell junctions and endocytosis. I will also present some of our previous work exploring the role played by filopodia in epithelial closure.
Travel and Contact Information
Michael Smith Building