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CSB Deptl Seminar: Dr. Youssef Belkhadir, Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology, Vienna, Austria

October 23, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

CSB Departmental Seminar

Dr. Youssef Belkhadir
Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology
Vienna, Austria

“Design Principles and Self-Assembling Properties of the Extracellular Interactome in Arabidopsis

Friday, October 23, 2015 at 2:00 p.m.
Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432

Host:  Prof. Darrell Desveaux <darrell.desveaux@utoronto.ca>

In plants, an expanded family of cell-surface receptor kinases (RKs) transduce either ‘self’ or ‘non‐self’ signals into changes in nuclear gene expression. Plant RKs are typically characterized by an extracellular domain, a single transmembrane pass and in most cases, a functional intracellular kinase domain. Extracellular domains (ECDs) can modulate the activity of signaling competent RKs complexes by controlling ligand specificity and by recruiting appropriate signaling partners. Owing to the inherently transient nature of their interactions and bottlenecks with their expression in heterologous systems, there is very limited knowledge on the global interaction network ECDs can establish in their resting or ligand-activated functioning modes. I will present our genome-scale efforts aimed at discovering novel ECD interactions in the RKs repertoire of Arabidopsis.



October 23, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Ramsay Wright Building, Room 432
25 Harbord St.
Toronto, ON M5S 3G5 Canada