Microscopy of a nucleus: Transcription factories are colored orange, activated genes light blue. The nucleus has about one tenth of the thickness of a human hair.

How cells specifically activate genes

It is essential for cells to control precisely which of the many genes of their genetic material they use. This is done in so-called transcription...

Super-resolution microscopy image of the transcribing nucleus

Organizing genetic material into pockets

International research team identifies how the cell nucleus structures active and inactive DNA -  and thus controls the development of a cell.



IOP trusted reviewer

For his high level of peer review competence, Prof. Dr. Vasily Zaburdaev has been awarded the IOP trusted reviewer status.

Picture of a nematode. (Image: Roberta Galli, TU Dresden)

Alcohol prolongs lifespan of nematodes

Organisms often react to extreme environmental conditions with defence mechanisms which allow them to survive. Understanding these mechanisms may lead...



New project in collaboration with the Wong Lab from the University of California (UCLA), supported by the Bavaria California Technology Center...


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