Grabbing the cat by the tail: How a viral molecular motor packages DNA

24. října 2013 | Mendel Lectures

Začátek v 17:00 v Mendelově muzeu. 

Vstup zdarma. Jazyk přednášky angličtina.

Speaker: Carlos Bustamante, University of California, Berkeley, USA
Carlos Bustamante is an HHMI investigator and professor of molecular and cell biology, physics, and chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley since 1998. He received his B.S. degree from Cayetano Heredia University in Lima, his masters in biochemistry from National University of San Marcos in Lima, and his Ph.D. degree in biophysics from UC Berkeley. As Before moving to Berkeley, he was an HHMI investigator at the University of Oregon.

Carlos Bustamante uses novel methods of single-molecule visualization, such as scanning force microscopy, to study the structure and function of nucleoprotein assemblies. His laboratory is developing methods of single-molecule manipulation, such as optical tweezers, to characterize the elasticity of DNA, to induce the mechanical unfolding of individual protein molecules, and to investigate the machine-like behavior of molecular motors.