Location: Biological Science Auditorium
EMBO Global Lecture Series
SPEAKER : Prof. Mónica Bettencourt-Dias, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, Portugal
TITLE : Centrioles in development and evolution: tiny organelles, multiple and critical functions (poster)
DATE AND TIME : 12th February 2020, 11 AM (Tea/Coffee: 10.45 AM)
VENUE : Biological Sciences Auditorium
ABSTRACT : Centrioles are critical structures for cilia and centrosome assembly. Cilia are evolutionarily conserved structures with many sensory and motility-related functions. The centrosome is the major microtubule organising center of animal dividing cells. Here I will discuss efforts from our lab in understanding how centrioles are regulated in space, time and identity, to accomplish such diverse functions in multiple organisms such as fertility, hearing and coordination, using a variety of imaging techniques and tools.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE SPEAKER : Prof. Mónica Bettencourt-Dias is a biochemist and cellular biologist, who is the head of the Cell Cycle Regulation Research Group. Her research involves cell cycle regulation, for which she has been recognized as the recipient of the Pfizer Award for Basic Research, the Keith Porter Prize from the American Society for Cell Biology and the Eppendorf Young European Investigator Award. She was also selected as a 2009 European Molecular Biology Organization Young Investigator Fellow and inducted as a member of the EMBO in 2015. Mónica Bettencourt-Dias is the Scientific Director of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência since February 2018.