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New international Ph.D. program on 'Dynamics of Gene Regulation, Epigenetics and DNA Damage Response'
Date:12/21/2011

sts to Mainz and also guarantees that our students receive the best possible education," says Gtz Scholz, Chancellor of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and Managing Director of IMB.

Research within the program focuses on three cutting-edge areas: Dynamics of Gene Regulation, Epigenetics, and DNA Damage Response. These emerging fields of modern biomedical research are of great significance for basic biological processes and are also linked to diseases such as cancer. For example, the dynamics of gene regulation and epigenetics play an essential role during embryonic development, the adaption of organisms to its environment as well as during ageing, and are of high importance in many diseases. Moreover, the program offers research projects on stem cell biology, which forms the basis for regenerative medicine. The third research focus centers on DNA Damage Response. DNA repair is a key mechanism that protects cells from damage and keeps us healthy. Defects in the DNA repair machinery cause a number of diseases, including cancer.


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Contact: Dr. Ralf Dahm
press@imb-mainz.de
49-613-139-21450
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz
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