Motors in Quarantine is a weekly webinar series starting on Wednesday 6th May 2020 at 8:00 PDT / 11:00 EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CET / 20:30 IST / 23:00 CST.

Format: 2 talks 15 minutes presentation plus 15 minutes Q&A. There will be a meet the speaker afterwards for a more informal chat / asking questions in a smaller group.


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 also available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Morgan DeSantis - Michigan | LIS1 promotes the formation of activated cytoplasmic dynein-1 complexes

Rob Cross - CMCB | Interlocking nanomechanics of kinesin and tubulin | Watch this on YouTube


27 May 2020 - This webinar will be available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Naila Alieva (Manser lab) - A*STAR | The role of myosin II in filopodia dynamics

Amadeus Xu (Way lab) - Crick | Reconstituting microtubule-based motility of Vaccinia virus in vitro




2 June 2020 - note this is a TUESDAY!
Steven Rosenfeld - Mayo Clinic | Molecular Motors as Therapeutic Targets in Brain Tumors

Sabrya Carim (Hickson lab) - 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.

Alf Mansson - Linnaeus | Towards solving intractable mathematical problems using actin and myosin


17 June 2020
Ashley Arthur (Titus lab) - Minnesota | MyTH4-FERM myosin and VASP cooperation during filopodia initiation

Roop Mallik - TIFR Mumbai | Specific Linkages within the Dynein-Dynactin Machinery Needed to Activate and Sustain Dynein’s Force generation


24 June 2020
Jing Xu - UC Merced | Cholesterol in cargo membrane modulates effect of MAP tau on kinesin

Gant Luxton - Minnesota | One AAA+ ring to rule them all? Investigating the mechanism(s) of torsinA-dependent nuclear-cytoplasmic communication


1 July 2020
Radhika Subramanian - Harvard | Imaging Microtubule Depolymerases in Action within bundles at Protofilament Resolution by Atomic Force Microscopy

Girish Mail (Carter lab) - MRC-LMB | Mechanistic insights into dynein motors of cilia


8 July 2020
Jia Wang (Hammer lab) - NIH | Integrin-dependent actomyosin arcs drive B cell immune synapse formation

Sebastian Baumann (Maurer lab) - CRG | In vitro reconstitution of mammalian RNA transport



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