Zing Bacterial Cell Biology conference (BCB2010)

Venue: The Ocean Coral

Location: Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Event Date/Time: Nov 16, 2010 End Date/Time: Nov 19, 2010
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The last decade has seen a revolution in our understanding of the fine structure of bacterial cells, brought about by advances in microscopy and the application of novel cell biological methods. Rather than being simply “bags of enzymes” bacterial cells are now known to be highly organized with many proteins targeted with exquisite precision to particular locations, or undergoing remarkable patterns of directed movement.

The Conference will review the current state of the art, both in methodology and its application to some of the most important molecular machines in the cell, including: chromosome replication and segregation; the gene expression machinery; cell shape determination and polarity; cell division; and cell motility.

The major experimental model organisms will be well represented, as well as a range of less mainstream organisms chosen because they support novel methodological advances or illustrate important biological problems.

Speakers will be drawn from the leading experts in each area, and the line up will expose delegates to both the major established players and a selection of up and coming research leaders.