PhD defence

Dynamic reorganization of microtubule networks: building the new by breaking down the old

PhD candidate mr. M (Marco) Saltini MSc
Promotor prof.dr. BM (Bela) Mulder
Organisation Wageningen University, Laboratory of Cell Biology

Mon 2 December 2019 11:00 to 12:30

Venue Aula, gebouwnummer 362
Generaal Foulkesweg 1
6703 BG Wageningen


In my thesis, I studied the reorganization of the cortical microtubule array – a network of polymers that gives shape and maintains the structure of the cells of the plants, from a theoretical perspective. I used mathematical modelling to describe the reorientation of the array from a transverse to a longitudinal direction with respect to the growth direction of the cell. My thesis explains the underlying mechanisms behind the reorientation of the array.