NARILIS lunch seminar | Laura PICAS, Institut de Recherche en Infectiologie de Montpellier (IRIM)

  • When Mar 08, 2024 from 12:45 PM to 02:00 PM (Europe/Brussels / UTC100)
  • Where UNamur, L12 auditorium
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We are pleased to invite you to a seminar given by

Dr. Laura PICAS, PhD

Team leader
Quantitative Biology of Membrane Traffic and Pathogenesis
Institut de Recherche en Infectiologie de Montpellier (IRIM), Université de Montpellier

Laura Picas | CNRS Biologie    IRIM – institut de recherche en infectiologie à Montpellier

“Deciphering receptor-mediated endocytosis by combined AFM and sub-diffraction microscopy” 

Our team's research uses advanced microscopies to investigate the spatiotemporal organization of receptor-mediated endocytosis in physiology and during viral infection. A general feature of all endocytic pathways, clathrin-mediated or clathrin-independent, is that they involve all the inward bending of the plasma membrane to form endocytic vesicles through the organized work of a dedicated machinery. A burning question in this process that we aim to investigate is the exact mechanism(s) triggering the nucleation of the endocytic machinery to initiate the formation of endocytic structures. Through a combination of in vitro and cellular systems, we shed light on the role of two central components early arriving at endocytic structures, PI(4,5)P2 and the F-BAR protein FCHo1/2. 

Invited by Prof. Henri-François Renard, UNamur, URBC