Konstantin Lukyanov, Doctor of Biological Sciences, will share his 20 years’ experience in studying and using fluorescent proteins, tell which marine creatures have them and how they can be put into model living systems.
Wildlife is full of colors delighting the eye and causing inexhaustible interest of scientists. What structures and molecules determine color? What is its biological role? Can we use this knowledge on practice?
In the 90s of the last century, the nature of jellyfish and corals fluorescent coloring was deciphered. It turned out that special proteins are responsible for it: the green fluorescent protein GFP and its "relatives". This discovery made a technological revolution and opened a new era in cell biology. GFP is used as a fluorescent “beacon”, which is synthesized by the cell itself and can show us “live” molecular events within the organism.
About the lecturer: Konstantin Lukyanov, graduate of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Doctor of Biological Sciences, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, professor. He is working on the creation of new methods for fluorescent labeling of living systems in Skoltech and at the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Russian Academy of Sciences
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