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"How nanomotors produce force in cells - insights from the myosin superfamily" - Women in the Life Sciences lecture series

Gastvortrag Dr. Anne Houdusse im Rahmen des GGL Projektes "Perspectives"


22.05.2013 von 15:00 bis 17:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC200)


Biomedizinisches Forschungszentrum Seltersberg (BFS), Schubertstr. 81, Raum B 17.1/2 (Erdgeschoss), 35392 Gießen

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International and national female high-profile life scientists will present their exceptional research and career in the new lecture series “Perspectives – Gender Awareness and Career Chances for Women in the Life Sciences”, organized by the International Giessen Graduate Centre for the Life Sciences (GGL). The guest lecturers will give insights into their fascinating work and share their experiences with the audience about how they became what they are now. All guest speakers won prestigious research grants and awards and have acquired an excellent reputation across the scientific community.


The first guest lecture will be held by Dr. Anne Houdusse. She is Research Director and Head of the Structural Motility Laboratory at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique) which is part of the Institut Curie in Paris. She has been awarded with various prizes, among others with the EMBO/FEBS Women in science Award in 2009 and with the FEBS Anniversary Prize for outstanding achievement in the field of Structural Biology in 2005. Next to her excellent academic career she is also mother of two children. For further information about Dr. Anne Houdusse, please visit the website of her lab.


In her lecture, she will give insights into her current research. Her laboratory uses X-ray crystallography to solve atomic structures that help us understand how myosin motors produce force, how their activity is regulated and how they are recruited to specific vesicles or organelles. Structural information about the various states the motor protein adopts during a cycle of ATP binding, hydrolysis and release is essential to understand how chemical energy is converted into force production.


After her talk, there will be discussions about her research and also about the process of her career including obstacles and solutions. During the discussion parts you are very welcome to ask questions. At the end of the event, all female doctoral students of the life sciences will have the opportunity in a private "Meet the Professor" session to exchange views about research and career issues with Dr. Anne Houdusse.

This lecture is open for everybody who is interested.