2020-04-23T16:39:27+08:002018-11-13|News and events, Seminars and Workshops, Uncategorized|
Talk title Molecular mechanisms of the type VI protein secretion system – a deadly microbial weapon
Speaker Prof. Tao DONG
Associate Professor
University of Calgary
Date & Time 13 November 2018 (Fri)
Venue Room G004, E12 Building (University of Macau)
Abstract In complex microbial communities, microbes often rely on their antimicrobial systems as a survival tool to compete against other neighbouring species. Such antagonistic interaction can determine the dynamic changes or homeostasis of a community. The type VI protein secretion system (T6SS)  is known to deliver antimicrobial effectors to target cells and is a common weapon of gram-negative bacteria. In our study, we use biochemical and imaging tools to investigate the mechanism of T6SS assembly and function, and its impact on community structure.