A consortium of several groups at the neighboring institutions MFPL (University of Vienna and Medical University) and IMP (Institute of Molecular Pathology) has been funded by the Austrian Science Foundation (FWF) to address the following issues:
- Improve the diversification of our view of the chromosome (chromosomal domains). Chromosomes are highly structured - well known examples comprise Kinetochores, Telomeres (Nobelprize for Medicine, 2009, for telomerase) and Eu- and Heterochromatin. However, more chromosomal domains exists (e.g. chromosome axis and loops) and require characterization .
- Increase the knowledge of networks between factors, which affect chromosomes. (proteomes)
- Establish how these factors interact with the chromosomes (dynamics protein-DNA interaction studies)
- Compare this in different organisms (including fungal, plant, and animal model systems)
The conference focuses on the future of chromosome biology and provides insights into the latest technologies and research findings..