Sustainability is a hot topic. Disposing of and recycling what we no longer need is critical, and this is true down at the cellular level as well. Cells have a variety of mechanisms for dealing with macromolecules and organelles that are no longer necessary, and when these mechanisms do not function properly, the outcome can be toxic. In some instances the cell itself is no longer necessary; multicellular organisms must dispose of such cells properly to minimize the impact on the surrounding cellular environment. Pathways and processes across biology connect to at least one of the cell's sustainability programs, which include the ubiquitin-proteasome pathway, autophagy, and cell death. Find out how your work fits into the picture in this webinar, where Doug Green, Ana Maria Cuervo, and Ivan Dikic will discuss some of their recent findings and how they look for signs of sustainability (or lack thereof).
Who should attend: This webinar is for any biologist interested in learning about how cells balance resources and make the decision between redirecting resources and initiating death. It will be a great opportunity to learn how the experts are studying these processes and how you can monitor and image each process.