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Professor Jo Adams

Professor Jo Adams

Professor Jo Adams
MA(Cantab.), PhD(Lond.)

Professor of Cell Biology

Area of research

Role of Signaling to the Cytoskeleton by the Extracellular Matrix in Cell Motility Processes

Office DW14a
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2361

Research summary

The central interest of the laboratory is in cell-matrix adhesion processes and their roles in regulating intracellular signaling and cell protrusions. We study molecular mechanisms of these processes in health and disease. Research areas focus on extracellular processes that modulate extracellular matrix organization, also on intracellular signaling pathways that regulate actin cytoskeletal organisation in cell protrusions and adhesion complexes. More details of each area are given on the laboratory Group Page.

  • Fascin-based protrusions and their role in carcinoma cell migration and metastasis: Current projects study signaling mechanisms that regulate actin-bundling by fascin in carcinoma cell migration and metastasis, examine how ...

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Link to 'Matricellular Proteins: Insights from Non-Mammalian Animal Models'

until 17th July 2018:


Link to : Lommel, M.+, Strompen, J.+, Hellewell, A.L.+, Balasubramanian G.P., Christofidou E.D., Thomson, A.R., Boyle, A.L., Woolfson, D.N., Puglisi, K, Hartl, M., Holstein T.W., Adams, J.C. and Ozbek, S. (2018). Hydra Mesoglea Proteome Identifies Thrombospondin as a Conserved Component Active in Head Organizer Restriction. Scientific Reports . + Co-first authors. * Co-corresponding


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