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Creation of a super-resolution map of the bacterial cytokinesis machinery

Project Member(s): Soderstrom, B., Harry, E.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)
Australian Research Council (ARC Discovery Projects)

Start year: 2022

Summary: Cell division is a fundamental process essential for life. Yet our understanding of this process on a molecular level is limited, mostly hampered by the inability to visualize the different components of the division machinery inside these tiny cells with adequate resolution. To overcome this barrier, capitalizing on recent advancements in imaging and molecular technologies combined with innovative engineering, we aim to create a spatial and temporal map of the division machinery inside bacterial cells at unprecedented resolution. The outcomes are new knowledge on the mechanism of bacterial division, technological advances in biological imaging and informing applications in the health and industry sector.

FOR Codes: Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences, Microbiology, Nanobiotechnology, Biological physics