Project: Simultaneous live-cell imaging of chromosome conformation, enhancer-promoter interactions and transcription in mouse ES cells and differentiated derivatives
Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI)
Pia received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Tübingen, Germany. For her Bachelor thesis research project, she joined the group of Thorsten Stafforst working on establishing an artificial, encodable RNA editing system. She gained further experience in experimental techniques such as peptide chemistry, RNA imaging, immunology and genome engineering through internships in the laboratories of Dirk Schwarzer in Tübingen and Pamela Silver in Boston. For her Master’s thesis research project, she joined the group of Tony Kouzarides at the Gurdon Institute, Cambridge, to characterize a novel histone modification and its role in small RNA biogenesis. Currently, Pia is undertaking her PhD in the group of Luca Giorgetti at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland. Here, she is investigating chromosome dynamics employing live-cell imaging of genetically encoded bacterial operator arrays in mouse embryonic stem cells. This work is funded by the ChromDesign ITN.