Marcus James Taylor

Nationality Australian
Year of selection2011
InstitutionNational Centre for Biological Sciences
RiskLife risks

Type of support

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Granted amount

120 000 €


2 years

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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