Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Molecular Mechanisms of Organelle Formation in Bacteria"

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Arash Komeili, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

In the Komeili Lab, we have developed the tools to understand the molecular basis of magnetosome formation and magnetite biomineralization in Magnetospirillum magneticum AMB-1. These advances have helped us to uncover the potential function of a large number of "magnetosome genes." The current efforts in the lab are centered around defining the specific functions of these factors and leveraging this information to develop magnetosome-based applications. In addition, we are interested in understanding the broad diversity of magnetosome formation through the study of various species of magnetotactic bacteria.