Special Seminar: Alexandra Brand, University of Aberdeen

  • July 24, 2018 • 1 PM – 2 PM
  • Vagelos 2000 at 3340 Smith Walk

Dr. Alexandra Brand, The Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen

 “How does a fungus feel – and why should we care?”


Location:  Vagelos 2000 at 3340 Smith Walk

Time:  1:00 – 2:00 PM

Fungal Group website

The molecular mechanisms of hyphal navigation and steering

Most fungi produce long filaments called hyphae, which navigate and steer as they grow through the environment in search of nutrients. Hyphae play an important role in disease – they identify host penetration sites and enable fungi to root themselves deep in internal tissues. We are studying:

  • the biology of hyphal growth in time and space
  • the directional signals sensed by hyphae
  • molecular control of hyphal tip steering
  • hyphal behavior in relation to disease