News from DCEXS-UPF
Oriol Gallego, junior group leader of the Live-Cell Structural Biology group at the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Pompeu Fabra University (DCEXS-UPF), has been awarded the prestigious Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Program Grant.
HFSP Research Grants support innovative basic research into fundamental biological problems with emphasis placed on novel approaches that involve scientific exchanges across national and disciplinary boundaries. The program funds cutting-edge, risky projects and supports international teams of scientists which display remarkable depth in approach and innovative thinking.
The joint project Time-resolving the mechanism of exocytosis in situ involves research from Gallego, Daniel Castaño-Díez, from the University of Basel in Switzerland; and Alex de Marco, from the Monash University in Australia. Together, these researchers are investigating the process of exocytosis, which is in charge of transporting biomolecules to the cell periphery and the extracellular space.
Oriol Gallego and his team at the DCEXS will explore the global mechanism controlling exocytosis directly within the cell with advanced imaging techniques. The team includes experts in biology, mathematics and engineering of instrumentation for microscopy.