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Tanya Vavouri

Position at Josep Carreras Institute:

Principal Investigator


+34 935 543 078Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute
Edifici IMPPC
Can Ruti CampusCtra de Can Ruti
Camí de les Escoles s/n
08916 Badalona, Barcelona, Spain
Office 1-4 (first floor)

Campus ICO-Germans Trias i Pujol

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I completed my scientific education in the UK. I received my PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2007. During the early years of my research career, the first few animal genomes were being sequenced – these included human, mouse and fish. As a PhD student, I had a lot of fun analysing the then publicly available genomes to understand the mode of action and evolution of highly-conserved non-coding DNA elements. After receiving my PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2007, I came to sunny Barcelona to join the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) as a post-doctoral researcher. At the CRG I worked on several topics, such as the evolution of redundancy between duplicated genes and dosage sensitivity. Towards the end of my postdoc, I became very interested in chromatin, epigenetics and how the male germline may carry ‘epigenetic’ information from father to offspring. In 2011, I started my career as a Principal Investigator at the IMPPC in Badalona and in 2015 I joined the Josep Carreras Institute for Leukemia Research. Currently, two of the main research topics in my lab are understanding the mechanisms of trans/inter-generational epigenetic inheritance and understanding how epigenetic drugs affect gene expression and genome packaging throughout the human genome. My lab is mostly computational, with a smaller wet-lab part. The members of my team and I enjoy collaborating with other labs that are experts in complementary fields with similar research interests.

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