Understanding inheritance of the Endoplasmic Reticulum during cell division

Abstract

Division requires the precise segregation of the entire set of cellular structures. Despite this, studies of eukaryotic cell division have tended to focus on chromosomes segregation, while almost nothing is known about the way the ER is segregated at division. The aim of this project is to use advanced imaging technologies and biophysical techniques to remedy this to understand how the endoplasmic reticulum is properly formed and distributed between daughter cells during mitosis and divisions.





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Biological Areas:

Cell Biology
Evolution

BBSRC Area:

Molecules, cells and industrial biotechnology