Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Grishchuk Lab

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Past Events:


2017 ASCB | EMBO Meeting
2 – 6 December 2017 | Philadelphia, PA.

Katya Grishchuk presentations at the Subgroup M “Bottom-Up Cell Biology” meeting and Minisymposium 23 “The Life of a Microtubule: Birth, Dynamics and Function” (see

New Investigators grants from the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation at The Pittsburgh Foundation
awarded to Prof. E. Grishchuk and Prof. B. Black to study “Reconstitution and Dissection of Chromosome Segregation”.

Pennsylvania Muscle Institute Annual Symposium 2017
Mechanobiology of Contractile Systems – Molecules to Cells 
12 June 2017 | Philadelphia, PA

EMBL Dynamic Kinetochore Workshop 2017
6 – 9 June 2017 | Edinburgh, UK

82nd Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Symposium on Quantitative Biology
Chromosome Segregation & Structure
May 31 – June 5, 2017 | Cold Spring Harbor, NY

The 2017 Mid-Atlantic Mitosis Meeting (M3)
from kinetochores to cancer
1 – 2 May 2017 | Bethesda, Maryland

post presents by Ekaterina V. Tarasovetc

"Distinct surfaces of the microtubule-binding domain of the Ska1 kinetochore complex interact with tubulin dimers and facilitate microtubule tracking" Ian Whitney, Julie K. Monda, Ekaterina V. Tarasovetc, Elizabeth Wilson-Kubalek, Ron Milligan, Ekaterina L. Grishchuk andIain M. Cheeseman


● Congratulations to Anatoly Zaytsev for being selected as 2016 Finalists in ASCB Kaluza Prizes for Excellence in Graduate Research. Link

Please join us in congratulating Tolya!

4th Biophysical Society Pennsylvania Network Meeting:
14 Oct 2016 | Iacocca Hall Bethlehem, PA

Gordon Research Conference 2016: Muscle & Molecular Motors: Motor Mechanisms from Single Molecules to Cellular Function
17 – 22 July 2016 | Mount Snow West Dover, VT

Vladimir Demidov, Suvranta Tripathy, Fazly Ataullakhanov, and Ekaterina Grishchuk “High-resolution measurements of the load-dependent interactions between microtubule and kinetochore Ndc80 protein complex”.

● Congratulations to Ekaterina Tarasovetc for being accepted as graduate student in Biology department at University of Pennsylvania. Link

Please join us in congratulating Katya!

Zaytsev et al. paper  “Bistability of a coupled Aurora B kinase-phosphatase system in cell division” is now accepted for publication on eLife. Congratulations to Tolya and all coauthors!  

Zakharov et al. paper on the cover of Biophysical Journal. Congratulations! 

EMBO EMBL 2016 Symposia: Microtubules: From Atoms to Complex Systems
29 May – 1 June 2016 | Heidelberg, Germany

2016 Pennsylvania Muscle Institute Annual Retreat and Symposium
January 11, 2016

Ekaternia Tarasovetc
Conformational properties of a moving CENP-E kinesin probed with the Tethered Cargo Motion assay

Anatoly V. Zaytsev
Bistability of a coupled Aurora B kinase-phosphatase system in cell division

Vladimir M. Demidov & Suvranta K. Tripathy
Advanced laser tweezers to study transient interactions between kinetochore proteins and microtubule​


2015 Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics and the Graduate Group in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics retreat
12-13 November 2015

Manas Chakraborty, Ph.D.
Invited talk “Minimal molecular system to reconstitute a Microtubule wall-to-end transition in vitro”

American Society for Cell Biology Meeting
12 – 16 December 2015 | San Diego, CA

Motile & Contractile Systems Gordon Research Conference
19 – 24 July 2015 | New London, NH

FASEB Science Research Conference
21 – 26 June 2015 | Big Sky, MT

Dynamic Kinetochore Workshop
18 – 21 May 2015 | Copenhagen, Denmark