DCS Next Generation Seminar Series: Dr Julia Kamenz, Rijksunversiteit Groningen, Netherlands: “How to get safely in and out of mitosis”
|9 May 2022
|13:00 - 14:00
|What is it:
|Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students
|Dr Julia Kamenz
When: Monday 9 May 2022, 13:00 – 14:00 BST (Pizza from 12:30)
Where: Oglesby Cancer Research Building (OCRB) Lecture Theatre, 555 Wilmslow Rd, Manchester M20 4GJ
Dr Julia Kamenz is an assistant professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute of the Rijksunversiteit Groningen, Netherlands. Julia has always been fascinated by the intricate mechanisms that regulate cell proliferation, particularly mitosis: During her undergraduate studies in Biochemistry at the University of Tuebingen, she investigated the regulation of chromosome condensation with Dr Frank Uhlmann (London Research Institute/CRUK).
Her PhD work with Dr Silke Hauf (Friedrich Miescher Laboratory) revealed determinants of the temporal dynamics of the metaphase to anaphase transition using fluorescence microscopy of fission yeast. As a postdoc in the Ferrell lab (Stanford University), she demonstrated the bistable nature of the regulation of the cell cycle phosphatase PP2A-B55 during mitotic entry and exit and dissected the contribution of protein synthesis for mitotic entry, in frog egg extract and in human cells, respectively. In her own group, she now combines biochemistry, including frog egg extracts, live cell microscopy of human cells and computational approaches, to unravel how the dramatic remodeling of the cell during mitosis is coordinated and ensures error-free inheritance of the genomic information.
More details in the series to be announced soon!
Dr Julia Kamenz
Role: Assistant professor and Rosalind Franklin Fellow
Organisation: Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute, University of Groningen
Travel and Contact Information
Oglesby Cancer Research Building (OCRB) Lecture Theatre
Oglesby Cancer Research Building (OCRB)
555 Wilmslow Road