“ChromDesign” is a European innovative and interdisciplinary Research and Training network, consisting of 10 beneficiaries and 6 partner organizations from the academic and non-academic sector (including private companies and foundations, funders and publishers).
The network aims to characterize the impact of the three-dimensional (3D) chromatin organization on gene regulation during cellular differentiation and in several human disorders, and to train junior researchers in this field to equip them with skills, knowledge and expertise to develop a successful future career in the biomedical field, either in academia or in the private sector. The scientific goal is to identify novel features in chromatin topology responsible for cellular physiology and malfunctions.
This will set the base for: i) the development of new diagnostic tools, and ii) the identification of novel therapeutic targets, which have the potential to be exploited to deliver new treatments. These results will be achieved thanks to the dedicated work of 13 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs), recruited, supervised and trained in the network.