Prof. Argyris Papantonis, Professor of Translational Epigenetics, University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), Germany becomes the 29th scientist to be awarded the title of Eurolife Distinguished Lecturer. The lecture of Prof. Papantonis, titled: Multiscale chromatin reorganization in the context of ageing was held on 3. December 2019 on the occassion of the Eurolife Lecture Series organised by the Medical University of Innsbruck.
About Prof. Papantonis
- 2002–2008 Ph.D., National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
- 2008–2013 Postdoctoral fellow, Oxford University, United Kingdom
- 2012–2013 Lecturer for Biochemistry, University College Oxford, United Kingdom
- 2009 Grad Junior Group Leader for Systems Biology, University of Cologne, Germany
- since 2018 Professor of Translational Epigenetics, University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany
Major Research Interests
We wish to uncover the rules governing gene expression in response to developmental and extra-cellular cues. Genome architecture is thought to be a major determinant in this. What we strive to understand is how chromatin (re)folds to accommodate responses to such cues in 3D nuclear space and dynamically over time. In the end, we anticipate these rules to be general ones, which once deciphered will allow us to predict how a cell might respond upon signalling, in the context of disease, or during cellular ageing.