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Idibell study part of first Transbio Sudoe collaboration project

Julián Cerón’s team will work with the French group led by Denis Dupuy from March to June 2014

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The first Transbio Sudoe collaboration project has just been approved. It will be led by Julián Cerón, of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (Idibell), and Denis Dupuy, of the European Institute of Chemistry and Biology (IECB).

The project is entitled Functional genomic analysis of the SM-like protein family in C. elegans and over the coming four months will be carried out in order to allow for scientific progress in understanding the regulation of LSM genes in C. elegans, a worm often used as a model organism in genetic development studies. The joint Catalan and French team will have all the techniques needed for genetic analysis of this family of proteins: on one hand, Dupuy’s team specializes in quantitative large-scale measurement of gene expression, while Cerón’s laboratory concentrates on analysis of in vivo of fluorescence. 

Novaptech, the IECB’s technology-transfer unit, will also participate in the project. Under the guidance of Sonia Da Rocha Gomes, the team will be in charge of selecting the aptamers (fragments of nucleic acid or protein that interact with a specific target) to characterize the interaction mechanisms needed between the LSM genes and RNA molecules.

More information is available on the Transbio Sudoe website.

The study carried out at Idibell has been recognized by Transbio Sudoe. - Photo: © Idibell

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