University of Geneva
Department of Molecular Biology, Sc3 3021B
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet
CH-1211, Geneva 4, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 379 36 85
Fax: +41 22 379 68 68
Epigenetic inheritance of chromatin states
Our main research objective is to elucidate how chromatin states are epigenetically inherited from one generation to the next, with a focus on the roles of histone variants. We are particularly interested in the organization and maintenance of centromeric chromatin containing the histone variant CENP-A, and in the functions of the histone variant H3.3 in differentiation, development and disease. We use the nematode C. elegans as a main model system.