Special Seminar with Alexander Breshadsky, PhD - Mechanobiology Institute, National University of Singapore

When May 23, 2018
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where 1131 Bioinformatics Auditorium
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Dr. Alexander D. Bershadsky, Senior Principle Research Scientist and Research Professor at the Mechanobiology Institute at the National University of Singapore will present a seminar in 1131 Bioinformatics @11 AM on Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

Talk title: "Cytoskeletal self-organization and morphogenesis"

Alexander D. Bershadsky, PhDAlexander Bershadsky graduated from the Moscow State University with an MSc in mathematics and obtained his PhD in Cell Biology at the Cancer Research Center of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, where he continued to work until 1992. He published a book “Cytoskeleton” (1988, Plenum Press), together with J.M. Vasiliev, historically the first monographic review in this field. In 1992, Bershadsky moved to Israel and joined the Weizmann Institute of Science, where he held the Joseph Moss Professorial Chair in Biomedical Research. Whilst at the Weizmann Institute, the Bershadsky laboratory was among the first to study the phenomenon of adhesion-dependent mechanosensitivity.  In 2009, upon the founding of the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) in Singapore, Bershadsky joined the Institute and since October 2015 holds a full-time position of Principal Research Scientist/Research Professor there. Bershadsky’s research interests include cytoskeleton dynamics and self-organization, and the crosstalk between the cytoskeleton and cell adhesion.