Speakers are selected from the sign-up form with the aim to balance gender, geography, career stages and topics.
The registration link for each webinar is sent by email at the beginning of each week to everyone on the sign-up form and posted in the slack (see community tab).
23 September 2020
Michelle Peckham - Leeds | The structure of the shutdown state of smooth muscle myosin
- Utrecht |
Force generation of molecular motors in optical traps
30 September 2020
MEET-YOUR-HERO: Ron Vale - Janelia
The first of our special sessions targeted at early career scientists to hear about the career of pioneers in the motor field.
7 October 2020
Pavan Vedula (Kashina lab) - UPenn | Functional differences between beta- and gamma-actin
- Colorado |
Regulation of dynein-mediated transport
14 October 2020
Ondrej Kucera (Blanchoin lab)
Isabel Palacios - QMUL / Cambridge | A holistic approach towards understanding the relationship between cytoskeletons and all active motions displayed by cytoplasmic components
- CEA Grenoble |
Myosin-independent actin contractility
21 October 2020
Sozanne Solmaz - Binghamton | Coiled-coil registry shifts in the F684I mutant of Bicaudal D result in cargo-independent activation of dynein motility
- Austin |
Uncovering the dynamic precursors to motor-driven contraction of active gels
28 October 2020
MEET-YOUR-HERO: Anna Akhmanova - Utrecht
The second of our special sessions targeted at early career scientists to hear about the career of pioneers in the motor field. Note, this talk will commence 1 hour later than usually! 9:00 PDT / 12:00 EDT / 17:00 BST / 18:00 CET / 21:30 IST / 0:00 CST
06 May 2020
Adam Hendricks - McGill | MAPs regulate kinesin and dynein to control organelle motility
Chris Toseland - Sheffield | Nuclear myosin VI regulates the spatial organization of mammalian transcription initiation
13 May 2020
Alex Thompson (Stumpff lab) - Vermont | Motor and Coiled-Coil Domain Mutations of the Chromokinesin KIF22 Disrupt Mitotic Chromosome Segregation and Cause Skeletal Dysplasia
Mira Krendel - SUNY | Myosin-dependent regulation of actin and membrane dynamics during phagocytosis
20 May 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Morgan DeSantis - Michigan | LIS1 promotes the formation of activated cytoplasmic dynein-1 complexes
- CMCB |
Interlocking nanomechanics of kinesin and tubulin → Watch this on YouTube
27 May 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Amadeus Xu (Way lab)
Naila Alieva (Manser lab) - A*STAR | The role of myosin II in filopodia dynamics
- Crick |
Reconstituting microtubule-based motility of Vaccinia virus in vitro
2 June 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Sabrya Carim (Hickson lab)
Steven Rosenfeld - Mayo Clinic | Molecular Motors as Therapeutic Targets in Brain Tumors
- Montreal |
Rho-dependent control of anillin-septin network facilitates contractile ring closure
10 June 2020
Kassandra Ori-McKenney - UC Davis | Microtubule Cartography: The Role of Microtubule-Associated Proteins in Directing Motor Transport.
- Linnaeus |
Towards solving intractable mathematical problems using actin and myosin
17 June 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Ashley Arthur (Titus lab) - Minnesota | MyTH4-FERM myosin and VASP cooperation during filopodia initiation
- TIFR Mumbai |
Specific Linkages within the Dynein-Dynactin Machinery Needed to Activate and Sustain Dynein’s Force generation
24 June 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Jing Xu - UC Merced | Cholesterol in cargo membrane modulates effect of MAP tau on kinesin
- Minnesota |
One AAA+ ring to rule them all? Investigating the mechanism(s) of torsinA-dependent nuclear-cytoplasmic communication
1 July 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Girish Mali (Carter lab)
Radhika Subramanian - Harvard | Imaging Microtubule Depolymerases in Action within bundles at Protofilament Resolution by Atomic Force Microscopy
- MRC-LMB |
Mechanistic insights into dynein motors of cilia
8 July 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Sebastian Baumann (Maurer lab)
Jia Wang (Hammer lab) - NIH | Integrin-dependent actomyosin arcs drive B cell immune synapse formation
- CRG |
In vitro reconstitution of mammalian RNA transport
15 July 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Rong Liu (Sellers lab) - NIH | Molecular mechanism of myosin-7a translocation and actin-bundle assembly
- UC Davis |
Reconstitution of Kinesin-1 Activation
22 July 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Bernardo Chapa y Lazo (Mishima lab)
Mohamed Antar Aziz Mohamed (Ökten lab) - TU München | Reconstitution of the first functional kinesin-IFT complex
- CMCB |
Polar relaxation by dynein-mediated removal of cortical myosin II
9 September 2020
Jessica Cross (Dodding lab) - Bristol | A designed high-affinity peptide that hijacks microtubule-based transport
- Penn State |
Understanding the diversity of dynein motility in vitro
16 September 2020
Folma Buss - Cambridge | The MYO6 interactome – regulating endosome dynamics and cytoskeletal architecture
- Michigan |
A rogue kinesin leads to microtubule destruction
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Map of average number of attendees per webinar
The data are based on first 6 webinars (live and on-demand attendees).
Comparison of affiliation of MiQ attendees and authors of papers in the motors field
Details of geographical paper analysis can be found here.
You might also be interested in our perspective on online seminar series:
Francesca Bottanelli, Bruno Cadot, Felix Campelo, Scott Curran, Patricia M. Davidson, Gautam Dey, Ishier Raote, Anne Straube and Matthew P. Swaffer (2020)
Science during lockdown – from virtual seminars to sustainable online communities
Journal of Cell Science 2020 133: jcs249607