Seminar Series - Professor David Kelsell

Professor David Kelsell
Queen Mary, University of London
 
“Disease gene discovery: key protease functions in the epithelial barrier”
 
The seminar will describe our recent discoveries in genetic disorders of the skin. Specifically, I will focus on a class of proteins called proteases (enzymes that breakdown other proteins) and their inhibitors that are mutated in various skin disorders. Our cell biology investigations indicate they have key roles in cell adhesion and in the skin’s barrier and repair functions. Furthermore, these studies are also providing insight into other conditions including cardiomyopathy, bowel inflammation and cancer of the oesophagus.

Event Speaker: 
Professor David Kelsell
Event Date: 
Friday, March 28, 2014 - 13:00
Event Location: 
MSI Small Lecture Theatre
Event Type: 
Seminar