Chromosomal Fragile Sites and Extremely Large Genes – Oestergaard group
Common chromosomal fragile sites (CFSs) are regions of the genome that are highly unstable. CFSs host extremely large genes. We are trying to understand why extremely large genes cause genomic instability and how mutations arise at CFSs. Moreover, we aim to unravel the biological function of CFSs.
We use chicken and human cell lines as model systems. Our approach is mainly based on molecular genetics/CRISPR-Cas9, which we combine with a wide range of techniques such as fluorescence microscopy of living or immunostained cells, FISH, clonogenic survival, western blot, molecular cloning and qPCR.
Pentzold, C., S. A. Shah, N. R. Hansen, B. Le Tallec, A. Seguin-Orlando, M. Debatisse, M. Lisby, and V. H. Oestergaard. "Fancd2 Binding Identifies Conserved Fragile Sites at Large Transcribed Genes in Avian Cells." Nucleic Acids Res 46, no. 3 (2018): 1280-94. https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkx1260.
Voutsinos, V., S. H. N. Munk, and V. H. Oestergaard. "Common Chromosomal Fragile Sites-Conserved Failure Stories." Genes (Basel) 9, no. 12 (2018). https://dx.doi.org/10.3390/genes9120580.
Oestergaard, Vibe H., and Michael Lisby. "Transcription-Replication Conflicts at Chromosomal Fragile Sites—Consequences in M Phase and Beyond." Chromosoma (2016). https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00412-016-0617-2.
I, Gallina, Christiansen SK, Pedersen RT, Lisby M, and Oestergaard VH. "Topbp1-Mediated DNA Processing During Mitosis." (2015). https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15384101.2015.1128595.
Oestergaard, Vibe H., and Michael Lisby. "Topbp1 Makes the Final Call for Repair on the Verge of Cell Division." Molecular & Cellular Oncology (2015): 00--00. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23723556.2015.1093066.
RT, Pedersen, Kruse T, Nilsson J, Oestergaard VH, and Lisby M. "Topbp1 Is Required at Mitosis to Reduce Transmission of DNA Damage to G1 Daughter Cells." 2015). https://dx.doi.org/10.1083/jcb.201502107.
The Oestergaard and Lisby groups share lab space and equipment as well as technical and theoretical knowhow. We also have joint lab meetings and joint social events.
Quriosity: We are driven by an urge to find the right answers to our biological question
Honesty: Regardless of whether they are boring or interesting we seek the true answers
Openness: We share our thoughts and ideas to reach our goals faster
Diversity: We believe diversity creates new openings
- Advanced techniques to analyze genome integrity
- Human Genetics
- Principal Subjects in Molecular Genetics
- Experimental Cell Biology
- Grundlæggende Biovidenskab/BioScience
- Molecular Cell Biology
Master and Bachelor projects
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