At the invitation of Prof. Ling Lu, key laboratory of microbiology and functional genomics, School of Life Sciences, Jiangsu Province. Dr. Chuanhai Fu, Professor of School of Life Sciences, University of Science and Technology of China, gave an academic report entitled "Molecular mechanisms regulating microtubule dynamics" at School of Life Sciences on Aug 30, 2019.
Dr. Fu joined School of Life Sciences at the University of Science and Technology of China as Professor in 2015. From 2011 to 2015, Dr. Fu was a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Department of Biochemistry at the University of Hong Kong, and was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at the University of Pennsylvania from 2006 to 2011. He obtained his undergraduate and doctoral degrees in cell biology from the University of Science and Technology of China in 2001 and 2006, respectively.
During the report, Prof. Fu presented his lab’s recently work on molecular mechanisms underlying the organization and regulation of the microtubule cytoskeleton within the cells and how these mechanisms contribute to key biological processes such as chromosome segregation, cell division, and mitochondria dynamics.
Afterwards, Dr. Hongkai Bi, Professor of School of Basic Medical Sciences, Nanjing Medical University, gave the talk entitled “The biosynthesis of fatty acid in bacteria and validation of novel antibacterial drug targets”.
During the reports, Prof. Bi presented the new finding in charactering and validating the potential drug targets based on high throughput screening in Helicobacter Pylori, which may pave the way for future efforts to discover inhibitors targeting this key enzyme that may possess antibacterial activity.