Epigenetic mechanisms in memory formation

anaoliveira.jpgAna M.M. Oliveira

Department of Neurobiology
University of Heidelberg
Im Neuenheimer Feld 364
69120 Heidelberg, Germany
 
Phone:  +49 6221 54-8221
Fax:  +49 6221 54-6700
e-Mail:  oliveira@nbio.uni-heidelberg.de

Research Summary:

The ability to learn and form memories requires the activation of gene expression. DNA is packaged into chromatin, thus gene transcription activation involves the activity of epigenetic factors that regulate the accessibility to the DNA and modify chromatin structure. In our laboratory we aim at understanding how DNA methylation regulates gene transcription during memory formation.

Structure of the Group:

Group Leader:  Ana M.M. Oliveira
   
   
Postdoctoral fellow:  Özlem Demir
   
PhD Students:  Kübra Gülmez, David Brito
   
Student:  Julien Klimmt
   
Technician:  Benjamin Zeuch
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Latest Revision: 2016-08-01
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