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'Moving cargos in a cell: how do molecular motors work together?'
Cells are highly organized, and create and maintain much of this
organization through the use of active transport. I will introduce the
molecular motors that are used for such active transport, and discuss
methods of understanding how the motor's activity is controlled to provide
useful transport. Starting with illustrating the transport by looking
inside of cells, we will then transition to the function of single motors,
to see what aspects of transport can be understood from single-molecule
studies. Finding inconsistancies between single-molecule function and what
goes on in the cell, we will discuss how to build complexity in a
controlled manner, to better understand how multiple motors working
together can lead to the sort of function observed in cells.