SKM 2023 – wissenschaftliches Programm
DY 53.7: Vortrag
Freitag, 31. März 2023, 11:30–11:45, TOE 317
Onset of Homochirality in Cell Monolayers — •Ludwig A. Hoffmann and Luca Giomi — Universiteit Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands
Chirality is a feature of many biological systems and much research has been focused on understanding the origin and implications of this property. Most famously, sugars and amino acids that are found in nature are homochiral, meaning that chiral symmetry is broken and only one of the two possible chiral states is ever observed. Perhaps less well-know, something similar is the case for certain types of cells too. They show chiral behavior and only one of the two possible chiral states is observed in nature. Understanding the origin of cellular chirality and what, if any, use or function it has in tissues and cellular dynamics is still an open problem and subject to much (recent) research. For example, cell chirality has already been shown to play an important role in drosophila morphogenesis.