University of Dundee

'New Horizons for the Chromosome Segregation Machinery'

Event Date: 
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 12:00 to 13:00
Event Location: 
MSI Small Lecture Theatre
Host: 
Dr Jens Januschke
Dr. Federico Pelisch
Event Speaker: 
Dr. Dhanya Cheerambathur
Institution: 
Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell Biology, Edinburgh
Event Type: 
Seminar
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Abstract

Kinetochores are multiprotein structures that are assembled on the centromeric chromatin in order to segregate chromosomes during mitosis. The main purpose of kinetochores is to connect the chromosomes with spindle microtubules. In my talk, I will discuss some of my work on the regulation of microtubule coupling machinery at the kinetochore and describe a serendipitous finding that this evolutionarily ancient mitotic machinery plays a cell division independent function during neuronal morphogenesis.