Light-Dependent Dynamics in the Assembly of the Cyanobacterial Motility Machinery

Project Summary

Cyanobacterial type IV pili form distinct modular subassemblies to fulfill different cellular functions: motility, DNA uptake and aggregation. In this project, we focus on the assembly, dy-namics and localization of pilus submodules to understand how different subassemblies mediate the diverse functions and how the cell controls localized assembly of pilus filaments at the right place to pull the cell into a certain direction.