Grzegorz Sienski receives the “Kirsten Peter Rabitsch” Award 2015
This year’s “Kirsten Peter Rabitsch” Award was presented to Grzegorz Sienski, a former Vienna Biocenter (VBC) PhD student in the Brennecke lab at IMBA. His work focuses on the silencing of genomic intruders.
Eukaryotes use diverse ways to identify and silence transposable elements (TEs), while commonly using small RNAs. In the ciliate Tetrahymena, it has long been thought that the identification of TEs occurs through small RNA-mediated comparison of the germline and somatic genomes. But a new study suggests that this is not the only mechanism.
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