Wellcome Centre for Cell Biology

Akiyoshi Lab

Congratulations to Bungo Akiyoshi who was successful in his application for a Wellcome Discovery Award. 

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Title of Award

‘Understanding the mechanism of chromosome segregation in the kinetoplastid parasite Trypanosoma brucei’.

Our goal is to discover how the unique components and underlying centromeres are organized to carry out conserved kinetochore functions. We will also dissect the nature of non-canonical cell cycle control executed by conserved mitotic regulators. Identification of novel mechanisms will not only provide opportunities for drug development against kinetoplastid parasites but also deepen our understanding of intricate chromosome segregation machinery in all eukaryotes.

Bungo Akiyoshi

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