EMBO|EMBL Symposium: Actin in Action: From Molecules to Cellular Functions

07 September 2016 - 10 September 2016

EMBL Advanced Training Centre,
EMBL Meyerhofstraße 1,
Heidelberg Heidelberg, Germany

Historically, actin research at different levels of biological organisation has developed into separate fields such as in vitro actin biochemistry, biophysics and cell biology.


However, we see a trend, enabled by new technologies, towards bridging these fields, offering for the first time the opportunity for multi-scale understanding of actin biology. This would allow us to directly explain how biochemistry and biophysics of single actin filaments and single molecules of motor proteins or cross-linkers give rise to cell and tissue scale functions.