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Physics Colloquium

Speaker:

Harold P. Erickson, the James B. Duke Professor, Department of Cell Biology at Duke University Medical Center

How FtsZ assembles the Z ring and generates a constriction force to divide bacterial cells

FtsZ is a bacterial protein that forms a ring at the center of the cell. This Z ring constricts to pinch the bacterial cell in two. We have made a major advance by reconstructing the Z ring inside liposomes (artificial bacterial membranes) from purified FtsZ. 

Where

The Science and Engineering Research Facility

1414 Circle Drive
Room 307
Knoxville, TN
USA

When

Monday, 13 January, 2014

Who to contact

Contact:

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Phone: 974-3342
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

Free