Wednesday, 20th February 2013
Starts: 20 February 2013
Dr Maximiliano Gutierrez
MRC National Institute for Medical Research
“Trafficking of phagosomes: lessons from mycobacteria”
Maximiliano Gutierrez is from Mendoza, Argentina and obtained a biochemistry and molecular biology degree from the University of San Luis, San Luis Argentina. In 2005, he was awarded a PhD from the University of San Luis, and he then spent three years as a postdoctoral scientist at European Molecular Biology Laboratories, Heidelberg, Germany as a fellow of the von Humboldt foundation and EMBO. In November 2008, he moved to the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany as a head of the “Phagosome Biology” Junior Research Group. In 2012 he joined the MRC National Institute for Medical research, Mill Hill, London on the Programme Leader Track.
His research aims to improve our understanding/ of how M. tuberculosis survive within host cells and, on the other hand, how do host cells kill mycobacteria under some conditions. Research is focused in the characterization of novel host proteins involved in vesicular trafficking and the role of these proteins in phagosome dynamics and their involvement in immune responses against mycobacteria. The hypothesis is that a deep understanding of the very fundamental biology of M. tuberculosis that considers its intracellular lifestyle is crucial for developing new therapies towards tuberculosis control.
More information including publications can be obtained here: http://www.nimr.mrc.ac.uk/research/maximiliano-gutierrez/
Redwood 2.60c (NLT)
4pm. Refreshments from 3:50pm
Open To: Staff and Students