Seminar - Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Copper II

THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
presents a seminar by:
Dr. Michael D. L. Johnson
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunobiology Bio5 Institute, University of Arizona
entitled:
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Copper II



 

Abstract: The Johnson Laboratory focuses on how metals impact biology. Roughly 40% of proteins use metals which poses a challenge for bacteria trying to reside in the host. This process is further complicated as certain metals that the host routinely uses, such as copper, are toxic to invading pathogens; a fact that the host takes advantage of to kill bacteria. In this talk I will focus on how copper is toxic to invading pathogens, how the bacteria fight back against this toxicity, and introduce the idea of weaponizing copper to kill bacteria and other pathogenic organisms.


Register on Zoom:

https://ubc.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5IscOqhrT4rG91c6ywxMfhy5jVJsXoKBHbP
 

Sponsored by:

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Monday, February 8, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Location:
Virtual Seminar - on Zoom
2350 Health Sciences Mall
Hosted by
Dr. Cara Haney