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CiMUS Seminar

From DNA to Life: Decode the noncoding genome

Xiaohua Shen, PhD.

Principal Investigator. School of Medicine, Tsinghua University (China).

7 June 2024 13:00–14:00

Theatre room, CiMUS


Gene regulation is fundamental to the developmental intricacies of higher eukaryotes. RNA acts as a hidden regulatory layer, guiding the interpretation of the genome during transcription and contributing to the formation of the myriad cell types in our bodies. I will discuss our research on uncovering novel patterns within the non-coding genome that shape nuclear structure and function, aiming to grasp the universal principles governing cell fate.


Xiaohua Shen earned her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan and completed postdoctoral training with Stuart Orkin at Harvard Medical School. She is currently a Cheung Kong Scholar and Professor at Tsinghua University's School of Medicine. Her research focuses on deciphering the impact of non-coding genome regions on chromatin structure, gene expression, and stem-cell fate in development. Additionally, Xiaohua serves as a reviewing editor for eLIFE and sits on the Editorial Boards of Cell Reports, EMBO Reports, and Molecular Omics.

Host PI: Diana Guallar. Epitranscriptomics & Ageing Group, CiMUS

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