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Physics Colloquium

Monday, 13 January, 2014

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. 

Cost

Free

Venue

The Science and Engineering Research Facility
1414 Circle Drive
Room 307
Knoxville, TN
USA

Event Contact

Department of Physics and Astronomy

Phone: 974-3342
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