26/07/2013 - 12:00 - Auditori PRBB

The organization of heterochromatin in worm development

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Susan Gasser

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research. Basel, Switzerland

Susan Gasser is the Director of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland. Her research focuses on the functional organization of the nucleus, and in particular she is studying the mechanisms that maintain genomic stability through replication, and those that mediate epigenetic inheritance of transcriptional states through cell division and development. She addresses these questions at both molecular and systemic levels, combining genetics with high resolution live imaging, coupled with biochemical approaches. Her group has extended the approaches optimized in budding yeast to the nematode C. elegans. She has been invited by Miguel Beato (CRG).