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Motors in Quarantine is a weekly webinar series on Wednesdays at 15:00 UTC in summer / 16:00 UTC in winter.

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. If the speakers agree to being recorded, we will make the webinar available on-demand for 48 hours after the live event.

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).

 

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1 December 2021
Neha Nandwani (Spudich lab) - Stanford | Allosteric destabilization of the super-relaxed state of cardiac myosin by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy causing mutations

Robert Fagiewicz (Schmidt lab) - Strasbourg | Self-regulation and cargo recruitment of a human cargo adaptor BicD2

 

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8 December 2021
BREAK FOR ASCB/EMBO MEETING

 

15 December 2021
Simone Heber (Ephrussi lab) - Heidelberg | Reconstitution of oskar RNP transport: Tm1 I/C regulates motor activity and links kinesin-1 and dynein mediated transport

Joshua Alper - Clemson | Light chain 2 is a Tctex-type related axonemal dynein light chain that regulates directional ciliary motility in Trypanosoma brucei​

 

22, 29 December 2021, 5 January 2022
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR HOLIDAYS BREAK

 

 

 

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

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

 

27 May 2020 - This webinar was 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 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
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 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
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 - 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

Gant Luxton - 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.
Radhika Subramanian - Harvard | Imaging Microtubule Depolymerases in Action within bundles at Protofilament Resolution by Atomic Force Microscopy

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

 

8 July 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
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

 

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

Richard McKenney - UC Davis | Reconstitution of Kinesin-1 Activation

 

22 July 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Mohamed Antar Aziz Mohamed (Ökten lab) - TU München | Reconstitution of the first functional kinesin-IFT complex

Bernardo Chapa y Lazo (Mishima lab) - CMCB | Polar relaxation by dynein-mediated removal of cortical myosin II

 

9 September 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Jessica Cross (Dodding lab) - Bristol | A designed high-affinity peptide that hijacks microtubule-based transport

Will Hancock - Penn State | Understanding the diversity of dynein motility in vitro

 

16 September 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Folma Buss - Cambridge | The MYO6 interactome – regulating endosome dynamics and cytoskeletal architecture

Kristen Verhey - Michigan | A rogue kinesin leads to microtubule destruction

 

23 September 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Michelle Peckham - Leeds | The structure of the shutdown state of smooth muscle myosin

Florian Berger - Utrecht | Force generation of molecular motors in optical traps

 

30 September 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.

MEET-YOUR-HEROES: 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 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Pavan Vedula (Kashina lab) - UPenn | Functional differences between beta- and gamma-actin

Kari Ecklund (Markus lab) - Colorado | The MAP She1 coordinates dynein-mediated spindle positioning by spatially restricting dynein activity in yeast

 

14 October 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Isabel Palacios - QMUL / Cambridge | A holistic approach towards understanding the relationship between cytoskeletons and all active motions displayed by cytoplasmic components

Ondrej Kucera (Blanchoin lab) - CEA Grenoble | Myosin-independent actin contractility

 

21 October 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Sozanne Solmaz - Binghamton | Coiled-coil registry shifts in the F684I mutant of Bicaudal D result in cargo-independent activation of dynein motility

José Alvarado - Austin | Uncovering the dynamic precursors to motor-driven contraction of active gels

 

28 October 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.

MEET-YOUR-HEROES: 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 at a different time than usually! 10:00 PDT / 13:00 EDT / 17:00 UTC / 18:00 CET / 22:30 IST / 1:00 CST

 

4 November 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Marija Zanic - Vanderbilt | Collective effects of XMAP215, EB1, CLASP2, and MCAK lead to robust microtubule treadmilling

George Shubeita - Abu Dhabi | Navigating the crowded cell: how macromolecular crowding regulates collective kinesin-1 function

 

11 November 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Katya Grishchuk - UPenn | Harnessing dynamic microtubule ends: lessons from reconstruction studies in vitro

Wen Lu (Gelfand Lab) - Northwestern | Competition and gatekeeping: how an oocyte gets polarized by kinesin, myosin and dynein

 

18 November 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Julie Welburn - Edinburgh | Activation of human CENP-E kinesin motor and recruitment to kinetochores for correct chromosome segregation

Kabir Biswas - Hamad Bin Khalifa University | Acto-myosin regulation of cadherin adhesion assembly

 

25 November 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.

MEET-YOUR-HEROES: Krishnaswamy VijayRaghavan - NCBS Bangalore

The third of our special sessions targeted at early career scientists to hear about the career of pioneers in the motor field.

 

2 December 2020 - Joe's talk was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Nikki Reinemann - Ole Miss | Investigating Molecular Motors Within Reconstituted Cytoskeletal Hierarchy Using Optical Tweezers

Joe Atherton - KCL London | The mechanism of selective kinesin inhibition by kinesin binding protein

 

9 December 2020
BREAK for ASCB/EMBO Cell Bio Virtual 2020

 

16 December 2020 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Colbie Chinowsky (Tyska lab) - Vanderbilt | Myosin-2 limits length of epithelial microvilli

Michael Vershinin - Utah | Temperature dependence of kinesin motility

 

6 January 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Charlotte Aumeier - Geneva | Motor usage imprints microtubule stability in the shaft

Darius Köster - CMCB | Myosin II Filament Dynamics in Actin Networks Revealed with Interferometric Scattering Microscopy

 

13 January 2021
Helene Bouvrais (Pecreaux Lab) - Rennes | The coordination of spindle-positioning forces during the asymmetric division of the C. elegans zygote.

Arne Gennerich - Einstein | Single-molecule dissection of the force generation of the kinesin-3 motor KIF1A

 

20 January 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.

MEET-YOUR-HEROES: Linda Wordeman - Washington

The fourth of our special sessions targeted at early career scientists to hear about the career of pioneers in the motor field.

 

27 January 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Erika Holzbaur & Sydney Cason - UPenn | Regulation of autophagosome transport in neurons

Saurabh Shukla (Selvin lab) - Urbana-Champaign | An ssDNA-based force sensor for multi motor transport as an alternative to optical tweezers

 

3 February 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Vladimir Volkov (Dogterom lab) - Delft | Disordered gears for the tubulin motor: how dynamic microtubule ends exert forces to move cellular cargos

Senthil Arumugam - Monash | Molecular mechanisms to overcome stochasticity in endosomal networks

 

10 February 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Rebecca Goldblum (Gardner lab) - Minnesota | Oxidative stress pathogenically remodels the cardiac myocyte cytoskeleton via structural alterations to the microtubule lattice

Andreas Müller (Solimena lab) - Dresden | 3D FIB-SEM reconstruction of microtubule–organelle interaction in whole primary mouse β cells​

 

3 March 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Anita Jannasch (Schäffer lab) - Tübingen | Single depolymerizing and transport kinesins stabilize microtubule ends

Anna Akhmanova - Utrecht | Microtubule lattice defects promote catastrophes​

 

10 March 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Gijsje Koenderink - TU Delft | Cytoskeletal crosstalk in cell mechanical behavior

Serapion Pyrpassopoulos (Ostap lab) - U Penn | Modulation of Kinesin's Load-Bearing Capacity by Force Geometry and The Microtubule Track​

 

17 March 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Katie Drerup - UW Madison | Mitochondrial population dynamics in neurons require retrograde transport

Scott Forth - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | The mitotic crosslinking protein PRC1 acts like a mechanical dashpot to resist microtubule sliding​

 

24 March 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Chao Liu (Spudich lab) - Stanford | Single molecule analysis of human cardiac myosin and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy mutations

Ulrich Schwarz - Heidelberg | Modelling non-muscle myosin II minifilaments

 

31 March 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.

MEET-YOUR-HEROES: Stefan Diez - TU Dresden

The fifth of our special sessions targeted at early career scientists to hear about the career of pioneers in the motor field.

 

21 April 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Santiago Balseiro Gomez (Yogev lab) - Yale | Local microtubule regulators control synaptic patterning

Mohan Balasubramanian - Warwick | Reconstituting Cytokinesis​

 

28 April 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.

MEET-YOUR-HEROES: Jim Spudich - Stanford

The sixth of our special sessions targeted at early career scientists to hear about the career of pioneers in the motor field.

 

5 May 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Alex Cook (Moores lab) - Birkbeck | Molecular mechanism of a parasite kinesin motor and implications for its inhibition

Clinton Lau (Carter lab) - LMB Cambridge | Cryo-EM reveals the complex architecture of dynactin's shoulder region and pointed end​

 

12 May 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Alex Zwetsloot (Straube lab) - Warwick | Bidirectional transport by KIF1C and dynein​

Lukas Kapitein - Utrecht | Quantitative mapping of dense microtubule arrays in mammalian neurons

 

19 May 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Lara Krüger (Tran lab) - Institute Curie Paris | Kinesin-6 Klp9 orchestrates spindle elongation by regulating microtubule sliding and growth

Alfredo Sciortino (Bausch lab) - TU Munich | Polar patterns of gliding actin filaments on flat and curved lipid membranes

 

26 May 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.

MEET-YOUR-HEROES: Marija Zanic and Minhaj Sirajuddin

The seventh of our special sessions targeted at early career scientists will focus on the "Route to Independence". Marija and Minhaj will share their experience of changing countries for PhD, postdoc and starting their independent labs.

 

2 June 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Marion Jasnin - MPIB Martinsried | Visualization of sarcomere contraction with in situ cryo-electron tomography

Alexander Phillips (Keays lab) - IMP Vienna | How tubulin mutations affect MAP binding and brain development​

 

9 June 2021 - Jen's talk was available on-demand for 48 hours after the webinar.
Jennifer van der Horst (Jepps lab) - Copenhagen | Dynein regulates the trafficking of voltage-dependent Kv7.4 channels in vascular smooth muscle

Abrar Bhat (Mayor lab) - NCBS Bangalore | Myosin driven actin remodelling as an active sorting mechanism for membrane proteins​

 

16 June 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Brittany Mactaggart (Kashina lab) - U Penn | The effect of arginylation on cellular microtubules

David Salvador-Garcia (Bullock lab) - MRC-LMB Cambridge | Functional diversity of dynein's interaction with microtubules in mitosis and cargo transport​

 

23 June 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.
Farah Haque (Subramanian lab) - Harvard | Gli(ee)ful Mimicry - DNA mimicry by a kinesin regulates the Gli transcription factor for Hedgehog signaling

Aniruddha Mitra (Peterman lab) - Amsterdam | Ciliary proteins utilize contrasting mechanisms to assemble into trains and enter the cilia

 

30 June 2021 - This webinar was available on-demand for 48 hours afterwards.

MEET-YOUR-HEROES: Anna Kashina and Jennifer L. Rohn

The eighth of our special sessions highlighting pioneers in the motor field and discussing career paths of motor scientists will focus on writing for a non-scientific audience. Get some tips on compelling writing and hear about the world of publishing fiction from these two acclaimed novelists.

 

15 September 2021
Tal Keren-Kaplan (Bonifacino lab) - NIH | RUFY3 and RUFY4 are ARL8 effectors that promote coupling of endolysosomes to dynein-dynactin

Vladimir Gelfand - Northwestern | Go with the flow: how dynein drives transport through ring canals in Drosophila ovaries​

 

22 September 2021
Vaishnavi Ananthanarayanan - EMBL Australia | Single-molecule imaging of cytoplasmic dynein in vivo reveals the mechanism of motor activation and cargo capture

Adam Fenton (Holzbaur lab) - UPenn | Mitochondrial adaptor TRAK2 activates and functionally links opposing kinesin and dynein motors

 

29 September 2021

MEET-YOUR-HEROES: Erika Holzbaur - UPenn

The 9th of our special sessions targeted at early career scientists to hear about the career of pioneers in the motor field.

 

6 October 2021
Joyce Meiring (Akhmanova lab) - Utrecht | An Optogenetic Tool for Localized Microtubule Disassembly

Xiangyu Fan (McKenney lab) - UC David | Tail-dependent Regulation of KIF13B Motility Along Microtubules​

 

13 October 2021
Nandini Mani (Subramanian lab) - Harvard | Differential Regulation of Single Microtubules and Cross-Linked Bundles by a Minimal Three-Protein Module

Suman Nag - Bristol Myers Squibb | Modulating the cardiac sarcomere using small-molecule therapeutics

 

20 October 2021
Natalia Bulgakova - Sheffield | Microtubule organisation in epithelial cells

Yusuf Ali (Trybus lab) - Vermont | Single-molecule approaches to probe the regulation of dynein-driven cargo transport by adapter protein/cargo complex.

 

27 October 2021

MEET-YOUR-HEROES: Jonathon Howard - Yale

The 10th of our special sessions targeted at early career scientists to hear about the career of pioneers in the motor field.

 

3 November 2021
Sandra Encalada - Scripps | Axonal Mutant Prion Protein Endoggresomes are Hubs for Organelle-Cytoskeletal Remodeling

Martin Engelke - Illinois State | Elucidating the function of kinesin-2 domains in ciliogenesis and cilium maintenance​

 

10 November 2021
Xin Xiang - USUHS | Investigating the mechanism of VezA/vezatin in dynein-mediated cargo transport

Daniel Beaudet (Hendricks lab) - McGill | Tau-mediated regulation of multi-motor cargo transport

 

17 November 2021
Melissa Quintanilla (Beach lab) - Loyola University Chicago | Mechanisms of non-muscle myosin 2 assembly and amplification

Marko Ušaj (Månsson lab) - Linnaeus University | Single molecule turnover of fluorescent ATP by myosin and actomyosin​

 

24 November 2021
Ana Rita Castro (Dantas lab) - Porto | WDR60-mediated dynein-2 loading into cilia powers retrograde IFT and transition zone crossing

Till Korten (Diez lab) - Dresden | Molecular motors put at work for network-based biocomputation​

 

 

Please sign up on the form below for meeting invitations with the zoom link. These will be sent out by email one or two days before each webinar.

If you would like to present your own research, please also fill the form below the schedule here.

If your account does not support google forms, please provide your details to the page contact (see bottom of page).

 

 

We are grateful to Journal of Cell Science, Cells and British Society for Cell Biology for sponsoring this webinar series


Journal of Cell Science  

 

Cells

 

BSCB

 

AnneAnne Straube | PI | Straube lab

Alex"Alexander Zwetsloot | PhD student | Straube lab

Huong"Huong Vu | EMBO fellow | Cross lab

PaulaPaula Esquivias | Postdoc | Straube lab

DariusDarius Köster | PI | Köster lab

JessJessica Bithell | PhD student | Straube lab

 

 

Map of average number of attendees per webinar
The data are based on first 6 webinars (live and on-demand attendees).

 

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Comparison of affiliation of MiQ attendees and authors of papers in the motors field
Details of geographical paper analysis can be found here.

 

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