BslA - how does the bacterial raincoat stick together?
The bacterial protein BslA forms a protective, hydrophobic layer around B. subtilis biofilms. In isolation, BslA assembles into a film at air/water or oil/water interfaces. Here, I will present our recent experimental and computational work aimed at characterising essential protein-protein interactions within the film.
This is a weekly series of informal talks given primarily by members of the soft condensed matter and statistical mechanics groups, but is also open to members of other groups and external visitors. The aim of the series is to promote discussion and learning of various topics at a level suitable to the broad background of the group. Everyone is welcome to attend..