The seminar is on the regulation of actin cytoskeleton, which is the basis of almost every cellular structure formation including cell migration, axon guidance, and sub cellular structure formation.
Dr Michael Way uses a variety of quantitative imaging and biochemical approaches to study how vaccinia virus takes advantage of its host as a model system to understand signalling networks, cytoplasmic transport and cytoskeletal dynamics, especially on the dynamics of actin cytoskeleton and its related signals.
Michael has been an editor for the Journal of Cell Science since 2005 and was appointed its editor-in-chief in 2012. He is also on the editorial boards of Cellular Microbiology, Cell Host and Microbe, Developmental Cell, EMBO Journal, EMBO Reports and Small GTPases. He was elected an EMBO member in 2006. Michael is also an honorary Professor at UCL (University College London) as well as King's College London and, since October 2013, has also been a Professor of Virology at Imperial College London.
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