Leiden EM meeting - March 2024

March 28, 2024 from 15:30 to 17:00
Gorlaeus Building DM1.19

Join us at the next Leiden EM-meeting with Gabriel Waksman!

Gabriel Waksman is currently based at the University College London and will speak about ‘Structural and Molecular Biology of Bacterial Conjugation’.

Bacterial conjugative type IV secretion systems (T4SS) are nanomachines that transfer DNAs unidirectionally from a donor cell to a recipient cell in a process called conjugation. They are the main means by which antibiotic resistance genes spread among bacterial populations. Before transferring DNA, they elaborate a long extracellular filament, termed conjugative pilus, which serves as conduit for the passage of DNA from donor to recipient cell. Here we will describe recent advances in the field that have provided mechanistic insights on aspects of pilus biogenesis and DNA transfer by these secretion machineries.

The meeting will take place on Thursday the 28th of March at 15:30 in room DM1.19 of the Gorlaeus building (Einsteinweg 55 in Leiden) with a ‘borrel’ afterwards.

You can use the livestream link if you are unable to be there in person but would like to participate anyway:


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