Stephanie Portet

(Department of Mathematics, University of Manitoba)

Use Of A Collection Of Models As A Tool Of Investigation Of Intermediate Filaments

Date Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Intermediate filaments are one of the components of the cytoskeleton; they are involved in cell mechanics, signalling and migration. The organization of intermediate filament proteins is the major determinant of their functions in cells. Based on experimental data, collections of models are developed to investigate the filament elongation and spatio-temporal distribution of intermediate filament proteins in cells.