Molecular architecture of the bacterial actin cytoskeleton


  • Dr Jan Löwe

    MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology

Project summary

Dr Löwe’s research will focus on understanding the molecular arrangement of filaments in the bacterial cytoskeleton and how these filaments maintain cell shape. To answer these fundamental questions about bacterial cytoskeletal architecture, he will use X-ray crystallography, electron cryomicroscopy, cellular tomography and biochemical techniques.