Jun 18 2013
Date: June 25, 2013 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Venue: Lecture Theatre II, G/F, The Prince Philip Dental Hospital
Presenter: Mr. Lu Bingtai, PhD Candidate
Title: Polyphosphate metabolism and its role in bacterial physiology and infection
Abstract: A ubiquitous inorganic biopolymer known as polyphosphate (poly-P) plays a number of important roles that enable bacterial cells to form virulent and persistent infections. Consequently, bacteria encode various different types of protein that regulate intracellular poly-P levels. In my talk, I will describe and discuss ongoing efforts to identify and characterize various protein families proposed to play a role in regulating bacterial poly-P levels. I will discuss how these proteins function at the molecular level, and how their biological roles affect overall bacterial physiology.
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