Grant recipient

Peter Refsing Andersen

Molecular Mechanisms of Heterochromatic Gene Expression

Peter Refsing Andersen says: “Genetic parasites, such as viruses and transposons, have colonized the genome of virtually all life forms. The battle between host genomes and genetic parasites creates an evolutionary arms race – a state of rapid innovation of gene regulation mechanisms. We will study this arms race innovation to identify mechanisms that bend and bypass the standard rules of gene regulation to better understand how genes regulate and how genomes fight back against genetic parasites.”

Peter Refsing Andersen
Group Leader, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Aarhus University