The Molecular Genetics group is involved in fundamental research related to the structure, regulation and maintenance of the genetic material in various organisms ranging from the bacterium Escherichia coli and the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae to human cells. Both DNA and RNA related processes are studied.


Human Frontier Science Program grant awarded

A program grant has been awarded to the ‘Chromatin organisation & dynamics’ group and three partner groups at the University of Birmingham (Grainger), Caltech (Jensen) and University of Heidelberg (Heermann).

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Article published

Now online in Molecular Microbiology our studies on the motility of Sulfolobus acidocaldarius and its unique swimming organelle, the archaellum. Unexpectedly, our studies reveal that this type IV pilus like structure is capable of rotation and that its rotation drives swimming motility.

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Upcoming conference: Joint Dutch Chromatin Meeting & NVBMB Fall Symposium - October 29, 2013 - Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

The 'Joint Dutch Chromatin Meeting & NVBMB Fall Symposium'  will be organized at the Erasmus MC, Rotterdam. The meeting is organized by Adriaan Houtsmuller, Wim Vermeulen, Joost Gribnau, Ben Tilly and Remus Dame.

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Upcoming conference: The Biology and Physics of Bacterial Chromosomes - June 16-18, 2014 - Birmingham, UK

The second international workshop on 'The Biology and Physics of Bacterial Chromsomes'  will be organized at the Univeristy of Birmingham, United Kingdom. The workshop is organized by David Grainger, Olivier Espeli, Paul Wiggins and Remus Dame.

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