Institute seminar Wednesday 6th of May
The Institute Seminar on Wednesday 6th of May will ble held by Camilla Raiborg from the Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The title of her talk is:
“Contacts between the endo- and exocytic pathways in control of endosome positioning and cellular protrusions”
Time and place: 12:00 in the Auditorium, Inst. for Cancer Res., Montebello.
Contacts between the endo- and exocytic pathways in control of endosome positioning and cellular protrusions
The main organelles of the exocytic and endocytic pathways, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and endosomes, respectively, are connected through contact sites. The compositions, activities and regulations of ER-endosome contact sites are incompletely understood. We have recently revealed the molecular composition and function of a novel type of ER-endosome contact. We show that repeated contact formation mediates microtubule dependent transport of endosomes to the cell periphery. There, endosomes fuse with the plasma membrane to generate cellular protrusions. We believe that this pathway is relevant for neural development, cell signalling, cell migration and invasion.
Recent news article about Raiborg's research:
Nature article from Camilla Raiborg: Formation of cellular protrusions