3:00 p.m., Friday (October 24, 2008)

MATX 1100

Eric Cytrynbaum

Models of cell division in bacteria

Abstract: In order to properly divide, a cell must identify the appropriate location to build the division machinery, build it, and then use the machinery to generate a sufficient constriction force to pinch itself into two daughter cells. In this talk, I will discuss how bacteria cells accomplish the first and last of these steps and present models for each of these two stages.

Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. (Math Lounge, MATX 1115).

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