Prof. Lori Burrows

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 18:30 - 19:15
McMaster University, Canada

Pseudomonas goes fishing


Many bacterial and archaeal species make long retractable protein filaments called type IV pili. They have a number of roles, ranging from surface sensing to motility to electron transfer. I will discuss our recent findings about how the filaments are extended and retracted, which is integral to many of their functions.