08/11/2013 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

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Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Frank Grosveld

Department of Cell Biology, Erasmus MC. Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Frank Grosveld, from the Department of Cell Biology at the Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, is interested in the regulation of transcription. In particular he focuses on the hematopoietic transcription factor complexes and in globin gene switching. Regarding the latter, the aim of his laboratory is to understand the switch from the human foetal γ genes to the adult β gene with the aim to reverse this switch in patients of β thalassemia and sickle cell anaemia, which together are the most widespread genetic disease in the world. He has been invited by Thomas Graf (CRG).