Funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme
of the European Union

Rafal Ciosk

member since 2013

Elucidating the molecular mechanisms controlling cell fate maintenance and reprogramming and Regulation of mRNA in animal development

We focus on the germline-soma dichotomy, elucidating both cytoplasmic and nuclear determinants controlling the commitment to the germ cell fate and the reprograming to pluripotency. A long-term goal is to identify genes and pathways that could restore pluripotency to differentiated cells, which has potential biomedical implications. In addition to this main goal, my lab investigates the function of conserved RNA-binding proteins in translational regulation during development and stress. In our work, we combine genetics with molecular, biochemical, and genomic approaches.

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Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Maulbeerstrasse 66
4058 Basel
Switzerland

Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
Maulbeerstrasse 66
4058 Basel
Switzerland