Single-cell Surgery

Dr Paolo Actis, University of Leeds. Part of the Leeds Applied Nonlinear Dynamics seminar series.

Physiological and pathological processes within the human body are controlled by complex cell-cell interactions within the context of a dynamic microenvironment. The ability to dynamically measure phenotypes (i.e. gene expression, protein activities, ion fluctuations, signalling) at the single cell level is key to understanding cellular behaviour in a complex environment. The research aims at developing nanoscale tools to dissect the dynamic contributions of single cells to disease processes.

Dr Paolo Actis will present the application of techniques for the extraction of genetic material and organelles from living cells enabling the study of compartmentalization within a single living cell.

This event is free to attend.