Sari Pennings Research Group
Information on the research interests, projects, and members of Sari Pennings' Research Group.
Dr Sari Pennings
Our research is focused on nuclear chromatin control of gene expression in mammalian and vertebrate embryos, stem cells, reprogrammed cells and yeast-based models. We investigate the dynamics of epigenetic DNA methylation and histone modifications essential for early development, differentiation and chromatin-mediated gene regulation. In addition, we study epigenetic mechanisms in tissue specification, including cardiovascular development and reprogramming. Our research interests include cell fate reprogramming, chromatin remodelling, and chromatin-based gene repression mechanisms. We have discovered that heterochromatin matures late in development but is induced early in mouse embryonic stem cells; and that epigenetic marks can rapidly adapt to cell culture.
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Research Group Members
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Other Research Group Members
|Silviya Dimova||PhD student (IGMM)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ali Zhang||MSc Biomedical Sciences student||A.Zhangemail@example.com|
|Jiacheng Ou||MSc Informatics student||J.Oufirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fiona Sinclair||Hons intercalated MBChB email@example.com|
|Dr Hervé Dubouchaud||visiting Professor (Université Grenoble Alpes)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr Karine Couturier||visiting Professor (Université Grenoble Alpes)||email@example.com|