Small RNA silencing pathways in germ cells

René Ketting - IBM Mainz

November, 17 2014
11:00 DKFZ Main Auditorium

Host: H. Allgayer

Biosketch René Ketting

René Ketting, born in 1971 in Rotterdam, studied chemistry at Leiden University and performed a PhD training at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in Amsterdam, receiving his PhD degree in 2000. He performed postdoctoral work at the Hubrecht Institute in Utrecht, where he worked with Ronald Plasterk, and during a short stay at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories with Gregory Hannon. The projects during this period were related to RNA interference and miRNAs, using C. elegans as a model system. In 2005 he started his independent research group at the Hubrecht Institute, focusing on Piwi-proteins and piRNAs in zebrafish and C. elegans. In 2010 he was appointed Professor epigenetics of reproduction at the University of Utrecht, faculty of veterinary medicine. In 2012 he relocated to the Institute of Molecular Biology in Mainz, where he is Scientific director, as well as Professor ‘Developmental epigenetics’ at the Johannes Gutenberg University. His current research focuses mainly on RNA-chromatin interactions and trans-generational epigenetics.

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