Dr. Carrie Wilmot, Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Education at the University of Minnesota Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, will speak about her research, which focuses on the mechanisms of post-translational modification required for protein enzyme activity, on Wednesday, May 2 starting at 7 p.m. in Dale Lorenz Auditorium
Wilmot's presentation is "Enzymes in Action". She will talk about post-translational modifications of proteins, such as phosphorylation and glycosylation, and how they are well known modulators of signaling pathways and molecular/cellular recognition. Only in the last few decades has their wide-spread role in generating novel catalytic cofactors within enzyme active sites been appreciated. Dr. Wilmot's lab is also interested in the use of microbial enzymes in bioremediation (removal of pollutants from the environment using biological organisms) and biofuel production (microbial production of energy-rich hydrocarbons as replacement fuels).
For more information on this event, please contact Normandale biology instructor Teresa De la Mora at firstname.lastname@example.org.