Dr. Daisuke Nakane from Gakushuin University (Japan) visited the Institute of Veterinary Medicine (IVM) and gave an academic talk on “Unique Bacterial Motility” on Nov. 13, 2013. IVM Deputy Director Shao Guoqing hosted the reception.
Dr. Daisuke Nakane has been engaged in the researches of bacterial movement mechanism, movement protein and model, especially in the motility of Mycoplasma pneumonia. He has published articles on high-impact journals, including PNAS and J Bacteriology, with some papers topped the cover page. Meanwhile, he is also interested in bacterial cytoskeletal structure.
During his lecture at JAAS, Dr. Daisuke Nakane vividly described the unique mobility of Flavobacterium, mycoplasma and blue-green algae with animations and machine models. He also elaborated on Mycoplasma infection and the fusion of mycoplasmas with host cells. His lecture provided insights for JAAS scientists in the study of Mycoplasma pneumonia. After the lecture, Dr. Daisuke Nakane held in-depth discussions with the attendants on Mycoplasma structure, molecular movement and interaction. Both sides established friendly cooperative relationship in Mycoplasma ultrastructure.