The group of Pekka Lappalainen at the Institute of Biotechnology uses a wide range of cell biology, light microscopy imaging, biochemistry and genetic methods to elucidate how the actin cytoskeleton is regulated during various cellular processes. The actin cytoskeleton plays a central role in multiple biological processes including muscle contraction, cell motility, cell division, endocytosis, and phagocytosis. The group is part of Finnish Academy Center of Excellence in Biomembrane Research.
We are now looking for a highly motivated undergraduate student to join our team in either of the following master’s thesis projects:
How contractile units in epithelial cells make contact with the tricellular junctions?