31/05/2013 - 12:00 - Auditori

Controlling the cell cycle

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Paul Nurse

The Francis Crick Institute. London, UK

Nurse, Nobel Prize Laureate, President of The Royal Society and director of the Francis Crick Institute in London, UK, is investigating problems of the cell cycle and cell shape using the genetically amenable model organism fission yeast. One of his main interests are the molecular mechanisms that regulate cell size and the rate of progress through the cell cycle, using screens to identify small cell mutants and gene products whose level is particularly important for cell cycle progression.

He is also studying the regulation of the CDK1 complex during the cell cycle, the molecular mechanisms that determine the overall shape of the fission yeast cell and cell organelles such as the nucleus, and how cell growth is regulated during the meiotic and mitotic cell cycles. He has been invited by Luis Serrano (CRG).