Genome Dynamics and Function
Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)
DESCRIPTION OF THE OFFER
Our research focuses on a protein complex named cohesin that embraces DNA to mediate sister chromatid cohesion, a process essential for chromosome segregation and faithful DNA repair by homologous recombination. Cohesin also plays a major role in the spatial organisation of the genome by promoting long-range DNA looping, which in turn contributes to transcriptional regulation. Mutations in cohesin have been found in several tumour types, most prominently in bladder cancer, Ewing sarcoma and acute myeloid leukaemia. Germ line mutations in cohesin and its regulatory factors are also at the origin of human developmental syndromes collectively known as cohesinopathies.
We offer one position for TFM ("trabajo fin de máster") to carry out a project related with the functional specificity of cohesin variant complexes.
Biomolecules & Cell D.