The GGI dynamics and a strange DNA-origami

by Charles Winterhalter

16:00 (40 min) in CT 7.01

Gonococci Genetic Islands (GGI) often carry out specific biological function. In Neisseria gonorrhoeae, a GGI of 57kb encodes proteins that are necessary for the assembly of a Type IV Secretion System (T4SS). Current challenges are to characterise dynamics of the latter secretion system with a computational approach alongside wet-lab experimental validations. If you survive after 30 minutes of gonorrhoeae talk, you will also discover a strange DNA-origami.