Cardiff University Seminar: Mycobacteria – more than just blobs, 2nd December 2021

Join Cardiff University in December for their webinar, ‘Mycobacteria – more than just blobs’. This event is part of the Cardiff University School of Medicine Science Seminar Series.

Date and time: Thursday 2 December 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 GMT

The cell biology of bacteria has been difficult to explore because of they’re really, really small. However, newer approaches are revealing a functional ultrastructure that likely has important effects on physiology. We’ll discuss how these methods are changing our view of mycobacteria.

Eric J. Rubin is bacterial geneticist at Harvard whose lab has focused on developing the tools to study mycobacteria and using these to help understand basic cellular physiology and develop new antibiotics. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) since 2019 with the responsibility for oversight of all editorial content and policies. NEJM is among the most prestigious medical journals and the oldest published one.

He is also an Associate Physician specializing in infectious disease at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a Professor in the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He serves on several scientific advisory boards to groups interested in infectious disease therapeutics. Prof. Rubin has also previously served as the Associate Editor for Infectious Disease at the NEJM as well as an editor for several basic science journals including PLoS Pathogens, Tuberculosis, and mBio.

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