Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences, Osaka University

Japanese

High-throughput image analysis for studies of microbial motility
Dr. Laurence Wilson (Department of Physics, University of York)

Date/Time

Apr 9, 2018 (Mon), 13:30-14:30

Place

1F Seminar room, Nanobiology Building

Speaker

Dr. Laurence Wilson (Department of Physics, University of York)

Title

High-throughput image analysis for studies of microbial motility

Abstract

The study of microbial motility is the meeting point of many disciplines, from microbiology to fluid mechanics. My group specialises in developing high-throughput image analysis routines for the study of motility in freely-swimming microorganisms, as well as some of the larger motility-related appendages such as eukaryotic flagella. Our goal is to understand the complicated relationship between cells' internal structures and chemical states, and their outward motion. I will briefly review a few developments from my lab over the last few years, including high-speed imaging for bacterial swimming in complex fluids, and holographic imaging for long-range cell tracking studies in three dimensions.

Reference

  1. Wilson et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110 (47) p.18769 (2013)
  2. Martinez et al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 111 (50) p.17771 (2014)
  3. Jikeli et al., Nature Commun. 6 p.7985 (2015)

Host

Keiichi Namba