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Institute of Advanced Study

Past Events

IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Intermediate filaments

2nd December 2014, 17:30 to 18:30, Kenworthy Hall, St Mary's College, Dr Stephanie Portet (University of Manitoba)

The cytoskeleton is an intracellular structure composed of proteins polymerized in filaments organized into networks in the cytoplasm. The cytoskeleton consists of three major components; actin, intermediate filaments and microtubules. The intermediate filament network is involved in various major cell functions such as the stabilization and mechanical resilience of the cell, cell migration and signal transduction. More and more diseases, for instance, some neurodegenerative diseases, are associated with mutations in intermediate filament protein genes. Elements of the state of the art on intermediate filaments will be presented.

This lecture is free and open to all. 


Details about Dr Stephanie Portet

Directions to St Mary's College

Map - St Mary's College is denoted as building No: 10

Contact enquiries.ias@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.