Molecular Medicine & Pathology seminar: A tale of two kinases: Their roles in controlling metabolism and in learning and memory Event as iCalendar

16 April 2013

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: Seminar Room 501-505, Building 501, 85 Park Road, Grafton

Protein synthesis is an expensive process and a key step in gene expression. It must therefore be tightly controlled. My laboratory studies the roles of the mammalian target of rapamycin complex 1 (mTORC1) and eukaryotic elongation factor 2 kinase (eEF2K) in regulating mRNA translation. This has revealed important roles for mTORC1 in ribosome production and in anabolic metabolism, and for eEF2K in cancer cell survivan and in learning & memory.

Speaker

: Professor Christopher Proud, Centre For Biological Sciences, University of Southampton

Anyone wanting to meet with Professor Proud should email Peter Shepherd email: peter.shepherd@auckland.ac.nz
Followed by drinks and pizza