23/10/2017 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Towards deciphering the molecular mechanism regulating Wnt ligand trafficking

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Steffen Scholpp

Cell and Developmental Biology, Living System Institute, College of Life and Environmental Science, University of Exeter. Exeter, UK

Steffen Scholpp, from the Living System Institute at the University of Exter, UK, focuses on the understanding of cell signalling processes in vertebrates, His group uses super-resolution microscopy to describe these signalling processes in a quantitative way on a molecular level. They aim to develop a robust mathematical model for the distribution of signal molecules on the basis of signalling filopodia. Due to the conserved nature of vertebrate cell behaviour their results will be relevant to Wnt signalling during human embryonic development and could suggest novel vulnerabilities to Wnt-dependent diseases. He has been invited by Berta Alsina (UPF).