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Biochemistry Seminar: Dr. Christopher V. Rao (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), "Chemotaxis in Bacillus subtilis"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Topics
biochemistry, biological sciences, host-pathogen interactions, microbial physiology, microbiology, molecular biology, molecular evolution, protein structure, regulation of gene expression, signal trasduction
Sponsor
Dr. Satish Nair, Department of Biochemistry
Location
Zoom Meeting: https://illinois.zoom.us/ and sign in with your @illinois.edu address
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Mar 19, 2021   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Dr. Christopher V. Rao, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UIUC
Contact
Sherry Unkraut
E-Mail
sunkraut@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-2013
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Originating Calendar
Biochemistry Department Seminars

Chemotaxis is the process where cells move in response to external chemical gradients. For the past twenty years, I have investigated the signal transduction pathway regulating chemotaxis in the bacterium Bacillus subtilis. Much of this work was done in collaboration with George Ordal, an Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry at Illinois. In this talk, I will begin by summarizing Ordal’s contributions to our understanding of B. subtilis chemotaxis. I then discuss our collaborative research investigating the sensing and adaption mechanisms in B. subtilis. I will conclude the talk by discussing our recent work investigating non-canonical ligands and their associated sensing mechanisms.

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