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Aurelia Honerkamp-Smith: Physical Chemistry seminar


From: 2021-03-08 14:15 to 15:00
Place: Zoom
Contact: peter [dot] jonsson [at] fkem1 [dot] lu [dot] se
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Physical Chemistry seminar: Assistant Professor, Aurelia Honerkamp-Smith, Lehigh University, USA

Title: Fundamental physics of flow-mediated membrane protein transport
Abstract: A remarkable feature of lipid membranes is their fluidity, which allows them to self-heal, bend, and flow. Membranes circulate in response to flows in the water surrounding them, but cell membranes are reinforced by a cytoskeletal network of protein filaments which modifies their fluid properties, making their behavior complex and challenging to predict. Cell flow responses regulate important biological functions such as blood pressure, bone density, and neural growth, so it’s crucial to understand how membrane lipids and proteins move in response to flow. We use model membranes, microfluidics and microscopy to investigate how flow transports membrane proteins and modifies membrane physical properties.

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