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Karolia Stępniak awarded ETIUDA grant (NCN)

posted Aug 31, 2018, 6:14 AM by Kacper Walentynowicz
Karolina Stępniak has been awarded Etiuda grant from NCN. The purpose of the grant is to provide financial support for excellent PhD students to encourage scientific mobility and international collaboration.

The project is entitled 'Mapping of open chromatin and histone modifications in human gliomas' and aims to create high resolution map of the regulatory regions in DNA in gliomas. Combination of high-throughput methods, advanced bioinformatic analysis and predictive modelling will create comprehensive and detailed interaction maps of the regulatory regions in gliomas. Availability of samples from low and high grade will allow to identify regions responsible for malignant transformation, progression, and thus potentially prognostic markers. Further confirmation of the genome-wide analysis will be performed at the Friedrich Miescher Institute of Biomedical Research, FMI in Basel, Switzerland in Dr Luca Giorgetti laboratory.