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'Motion of cytoplasmic components and its impact on actin and microtubule organisation', with Dr Isabel Palacios, Queen Mary

Image: Dr Isabel Palacios
Dr Isabel Palacios

Date: 5 February 2020   Time: 15:00 - 16:00

The Institute of Bioengineering welcomes Dr Isabel Palacios, lecturer on the Nanchang Joint Programme at Queen Mary University of London and a visitor scientist at the University of Cambridge. Isabel has extensive research experience and has worked in various research positions at the University of Cambridge for over 12 years. Dr Palacios completed her PhD studies at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Heidelberg, Germany. She has been successful in obtaining various grants from distinguished institutions such as the BBSRC, the Wellcome Trust, CRUK and Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Her ultimate scientific aim is to contribute to the understanding of diseases, and she believes that in order to achieve this goal we need to understand fundamental cell biophysical mechanisms underpinning health. She is focusing her research in the multidisciplinary field of cell and tissue biophysics. Her major interest is on the cell biophysical function of cytoskeletal forces and proteins during germline development, although she is exploring some of her findings in other cells (e.g., neurons) and organisms (e.g., mouse), in a collaborative manner.

Dr Palacios is a founder of the charity DrosAfrica, with the mission of helping to set up an African research community using Drosophila as a model system for human diseases of interest in the area: for details.

Location:  Lecture Theatre PP2, People's Palace, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London