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Natasha Dzimitrowicz



Background

I am in my final year of a four year doctoral training programme, funded by the MIBTP (Midlands Interactive Bio Training Partnership). I graduated with a first in Biochemistry BSc at the University of Warwick in 2013. My research interests are on cellular organelles and how their structure affects their function.

Currently I work in the Frigerio lab studying the proteins that alter endoplasmic reticulum architecture.


Project Title:

Proteins that regulate the architecture of the plant endoplasmic reticulum.


Research Overview

The plant endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is a network-like membrane organelle inside the cell that produces secretory proteins. It makes contacts with almost every other organelle in cell, highlighting just how important it is to the normal functioning of the cell.

The ER has two types of morphology, tubules and sheets, as seen in the figure below. They are proposed to have different roles inside the cell.

My project is focused on two protein familes that help to form the architecture of the ER. I will be looking for interacting proteins, then investigating how these protein families and their interactors influence the ER during seed development and germination.

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The plant endoplasmic reticulum
visulised with a confocal microscope.

Natasha Dzimitrowicz

Natasha Dzimitrowicz

N dot R dot I dot Dzimitrowicz at warwick dot ac dot uk

Life Science
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road
Coventry
CV4 7AL


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