Courses & Events

The first upcoming LCAM events are:

  • 12 December 2018LCAM Confocal training day
  • 29 January 2019Basics in Fluorescence Microscopy
  • 13 February 2019LCAM Confocal training day
  • 10 April 2019LCAM Training day
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Research highlight

Avr2-Six5 pair alters plasmodesmatal exclusion selectivity

Plasmodesmata are gated junctions regulating symplastic transport between adjacent plant cells. Two secreted proteins from the tomato pathogen Fusarium oxysporum were found to manipulate plasmodesmatal selectivity. This manipulation allows the proteins to move from one cell to neighbouring cells to suppress immune responses, signifying a new mechanism of host manipulation by fungal pathogens.

In order to better understand how this works Avr2 and Six5 proteins were labeled with FPs and have been visualized using confocal microscopy. Read more.

The research, carried out at Molecular Plant Pathology (SILS-FNWI) mainly by Lingxue Cao & Mila Blekemolen has been published in the latest edition of Molecular Plant.

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LCAM-FNWI operates directly under the research group Molecular Cytology at the University of Amsterdam. Here you will find a wide range of instrumentation for fluorescence-, confocal-, super-resolution & living cell microscopy combined with equipment for functional imaging.

LCAM has become a Euro-BioImaging Flaghship centre for Functional Imaging and High Content Microscopy.

For more info about LCAM-FNWI:
Director: Dorus Gadella
Website: Mark Hink

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