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Examining the nanoscale biology of T-cell signalling

Marcus James taylor

Nationality Australian

Year of selection 2011

Institution National Centre for Biological Sciences

Country India

Risk Health

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

2 years

120000 €

Peering into the immune response

Fighting off infection requires communication among several cell types to trigger an immune response. But the power of traditional tools to discern the details is limited. Using high-resolution microscopy, Dr. Marcus James Taylor observes the very cell-­surface molecules receiving the signal to launch an attack. By measuring their positions before and after activation and watching how they move in live cells, Taylor aims to provide fundamental information, on the nanoscale, about the immune system’s molecular machinery.

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