The SAS proposals for participation in FP6 projects
are listed in blocks according to the FP6 priority theme structure

FP6 priority
1.1.1   Genomics and Biotechnology for Health
Title of the proposal

Bacterial cell division and differentiation

Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Molecular Biology
Dubravska cesta 21, 842 51 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Dr. Imrich BARAK
+421 2 5930 7418

Research subject for a potential FP6 project

Genetic and structural studies of proteins involved in bacterial cell division and differentiation.

Recent international cooperation of the research team

1. A.J.Wilkinson, University of York, UK
2. R. Lewis, University of Oxford, UK
3. P. Stragier, Institute de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris, France

Proposerīs relevant publications related to the research subject

1. Barak I., Prepiak P., and Schmeisser F. (1998) MinCD proteins control the septation process during sporulation of Bacillus subtilis. J. Bacteriol. 180: 5327-5333.
2. Frandsen N., Barak I., Celine Karmazyn-Campelli and Stragier P. (1999) Transient gene asymmetry during sporulation and establishment of cell specificity in Bacillus subtilis. Genes & Development 13:394-399.
3. Lewis R.J., Krzyvda S., Brannigan J.A., Turkenburg J.P., Muchova K., Dodson E., Barak I. and Wilkinson A.J. (2000) The crystal structure of the transactivation domain of Spo0A. Mol. Microbiol. 38: 198-212.
4. Lewis R.J., Brannigan J.A., Barak I. and Wilkinson A.J. (2001) Lessons and questions from the structure of the Spo0A activation domain: response. Trends in Microbiology 9:150-151.
5. Adler E., Barak I. and Stragier P. (2001) A Bacillus subtilis locus encoding a killer protein and its antidote. J. Bacteriol. 183:3574-3581.