Roberto Weigert

National Institutes of Health United States of America

Roberto Weigert is a principal investigator at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). He was born in Catania, where he got is degree in Physical Chemistry. He moved to the Consorzio Mario Negri Sud in Lanciano, where he started to work in Cell Biology and at the same time got his Ph.D. in Life Sciences with the Open University of London. In 2001, he moved to USA, where he was a Research Fellow at the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NIH). In 2006 he established the Intracellular Membrane Trafficking Unit at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research where he has developed novel microscopy-based technologies to study the patho-physiology of the oral cavity.

Roberto Weigert

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Membrane traffic is a broad field that studies the complex exchange of membranes that occurs inside the cell. Protein, lipids and other molecules traffic among intracellular organelles, and are delivered to, or transported from the cell surface by virtue of membranous carriers generally referred as "transport intermediates". These carriers have different shapes and sizes, and their biogenesis, modality of transport, and delivery to the final destination are regulated by a multitude of very complex molecular machineries. A concept that has clearly emerged in the last decade is that each membrane pathway does not represent a close system, but is fully integrated with all the other trafficking pathways. The aim of this book is to provide a general overview of the extent of this crosstalk.

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