Research Group Leader: Fulvia Bono
The localization of mRNAs at specific sites within the cytoplasm often has a crucial role in the regulation of protein production. Our aim is to unravel the molecular basis for the assembly and transport of mRNA localization particles using biochemical and structural methods.
Research Group Leader: Estienne Swart
Ciliates are diverse and widespread microbial eukaryotes. We are investigating two of their distinctive peculiarities: the extensive, developmental transformation of their germline genomes into somatic genomes, and their evolution of multiple alternative genetic codes.