Department Seminar : “From lipid storage to growth regulation”

Academic or specialist Seminar

“The ability to store and remobilize energy rich lipids is central to the physiology of organisms. Lipids are stored in dedicated organelles called lipid droplets (LDs). They consist of a core of storage lipids surrounded by a protein bound phospholipid monolayer. On top of their role in energy metabolism, the functional repertoire of LDs is constantly growing; mostly by virtue of the proteins attached to LDs. A key interest of my lab is to investigate the inter- and intracellular diversification of LDs as well as the function of the LD-associated proteins. For our analyses we mainly use the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as a model system. One of the LD-associated proteins investigated by us, which we called Sturkopf, turned out to be a regulator of larval growth. In my presentation, I will discuss how an LD-associated protein can be involved in the regulation of organismic growth and will also present further recent studies carried out by my lab targeting larval growth as an example of a resource allocation problem accessible to both experimental and modeling methodologies.”

Online Link for those who cannot be physically present :
Meeting ID: 885 5852 8720
Passcode: 341394

When? 21.09.2021 11:15
Where? PER 04 Auditorium 0.110
Rue Albert-Gockel 3
1700 Fribourg
speaker Prof. Mathias Beller
Institute for Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, Heinrich Heine University Duesseldorf

Host: Adria LeBoeuf
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