10/09/2012 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

Roles of membrane proteins in osmoregulatory signal transduction in yeast

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Haruo Saito

Division of Molecular Cell Signaling, Institute of Medical Sciences, The University of Tokyo. Tokyo, Japan

Saito, from the division of Molecular Cell Signaling of the Institute of Medical Sciences at the University of Tokyo, Japan, is interested in understanding the cellular responses and the basic mechanisms by which cells respond to environmental stresses caused by exposures to, for example, ultraviolet radiation, genotoxins, and oxidants.  His primary research goal is to elucidate the molecular mechanism of activation of the stress-responsive MAP kinase cascades, using both yeast and human cells as model systems. He has been invited by Francesc Posas (UPF).