Invited Seminar: “Structure-function relationships & mechanisms of subcellular trafficking of eukaryotic transporters (Lessons from a fungal transporter)”

BSRC Fleming ERA Chair Sessions – November 10th, 2023

📆 Save the Date: Friday, November 10, 2023 🕐 Time: 13:00 📍 Location: BSRC Fleming Lecture Theatre

🔬 Title: “Structure-function relationships & mechanisms of subcellular trafficking of eukaryotic transporters (Lessons from a fungal transporter)” by Prof. George Diallinas

In his talk, Prof. George Diallinas will present how the model filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans has developed into an excellent genetic system to study all aspects of transporter biology. In particular, he will first present a collection of findings concerning structure-function relationships in the UapA purine transporter, a paradigmatic case of elevator-type transporters present in all organisms, shedding light on how specific substrate recognition and transport are determined and how this knowledge can be applied to genetically modify transporters. In the second part of his talk, Prof. Diallinas will highlight how ongoing studies on UapA membrane trafficking unravel novel routes and mechanisms of translocation to the plasma membrane via Golgi-bypass and turnover by endocytosis.

Join us for the next session of the Fleming’s Seminar Series, ERA Chair sessions.

📆 Save the Date: Friday, November 10, 2023 🕐 Time: 13:00 📍 Location: BSRC Fleming Lecture Theatre

🔬 Title: “Structure-function relationships & mechanisms of subcellular trafficking of eukaryotic transporters (Lessons from a fungal transporter)” by Prof. George Diallinas.