Mechanisms and decisions in microtubule-based intracellular transport

Year of award: 2014


  • Dr Anthony Roberts

    Birkbeck, University of London

Project summary

Anthony's research focuses on the action of motor proteins; specialised proteins that travel inside cells and help them organise their contents, move, divide and respond to signals. His group within the Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology at Birkbeck/University College London uses structural biology and single-molecule techniques to ask mechanistic questions, such as: how do motor proteins move? How are they regulated in living cells? How and why does their malfunction give rise to human diseases such as neurodegeneration?