Real-time imaging of transcription in living animals
Gene expression regulation is paramount for all biological processes including development. However, the role of genomic regulatory elements such as enhancers in time remains an open question. The EU-funded TF-Dynamics project proposes to study transcriptional regulation in living animals. For this purpose, scientists will use Drosophila as a model as well as imaging approaches that allow the visualisation of transcription factor concentration dynamics. This cutting-edge technology will help image individual protein–protein interactions with temporospatial resolution and determine how they drive transcription. Moreover, they will delineate the role of enhancer sequences in gene expression regulation.
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Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
1011 JV Amsterdam
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