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Professor Paul Verkade

Professor Paul Verkade

Professor Paul Verkade
MSc, PhD(Utrecht)

Professor of Bioimaging

Office C49c
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Office C49c
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2179

Research summary

Extracellular signals need to be processed in a correct manner for a cell to function properly. In many cases the signals are internalised via endocytosis and then processed in a specific manner, e.g. by sorting it to a specific destination. My lab not only tries to understand these basic sorting mechanisms but also tries to exploit our understanding of these routes to deliver cargo to specific destinations in the cell.

Our research thus focuses on the visualisation and perturbation of endocytic events both at the light and electron microscopical level by Correlative Light Electron Microscopy (CLEM) and 3-dimensional electron ...

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Biography

Dr. Paul Verkade’s research focuses on the sorting mechanisms in intracellular transport pathways. His main tools are microscopy techniques, with an emphasis on electron microscopy (EM) in which field he has published over 50 papers. After his post-doc time at EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany and setting up a new EM lab at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology in Dresden, Germany he moved to the University of Bristol, UK in 2006. Here he set up a new EM unit as part of the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility, a fully integrated light and electron microscopy centre. Besides heading the EM unit ...

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Recent publications

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