Research lectures, seminars and events
The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.
The Assembly, Dynamics and Organisation of Filaments and Cellular Responses
'Living Scales' #1: Joint IAS - BSI Workshop
- 20th and 21st March 2017
This IAS supported workshop tackles the question of the interaction of scale through the lens of self-assembled fibrillar systems.
Further details on this and the other 'Communicating Across Scales: biophysics and beyond' workshops can be found at www.durham.ac.uk/ias/events.
This workshop tackles the question of the interaction of scale through the lens of self-assembled fibrillar systems. In eukaryotic cells, three distinct networks of self assembled fibres play complementary roles in cell-function (microtubules, actin and intermediate filaments). Fibrils form a natural bridge between the scales of nanometres (individual protein subunits) and microns (the scale of entire networks) because the transcellular network of fibres physically integrates each cell into their component tissue. Current work exploring the structure and dynamics of these and other examples of fibrils will bring together experiment, theory and modelling in the search for understanding how emergent properties of entire fibrillary networks arise from their constituents.
The workshop is free to attend.
Accommodation will be available as an optional extra.
For further information about this workshop contact Professor Roy Quinlan, Professor Tom McLeish.
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