Ailbhe Brazel is an Irish post doc who joined the lab in 2017. She completed her undergraduate studies in Trinity College Dublin and recently completed her PhD at the Roslin Institute in the University of Edinburgh. She is currently interested in elucidating how certain polycomb associated proteins affect chromatin structure. To investigate this, she is developing tools using CRISPR/Cas9 technology to visualise chromatin movement in vivo in roots
Alex is an IMPRS PhD student in our group since 2014. His research addresses the gene family expansion of Polycomb Group proteins during plant evolution. He is especially interested in plant Histone Methyltransferases and to characterize their functional diversification accompanying gene duplication events
Kristin is an IMPRS PhD student who joined our group in October 2015. She is interested in cis-regulatory elements and their role in Polycomb Group target gene regulation in higher plants.
Petra Tänzler joined the group in 2010. She is a molecular biology wizzard from which all projects profit enormously.
Tingting Yang is a new PhD student supported by CSC. She joined our group in October 2015. Her PhD project focuses on the identification of trans-factors regulating FT.
Yue Zhou characterizes genetic enhancers of the lhp1 mutation. The enhancers were isolated in an EMS-mutagenesis screen