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Sonntag, 17.12.2023
Jahresevent? Richtig, das ist der Termin, an dem sich die Südsterne physisch treffen. Für die Mitglieder des Planet Science ist der 28. Dezember noch mehr als das – dann halten sie im Vorfeld des Events ihr persönliches Jahrestreffen ab. Auch heuer hat der Planet Science einen Vortrag organisiert, wie immer vor Beginn des Jahresevents. The DNA highway: How essential processes on our genetic material can threaten its integrity – über dieses Thema wird Naturwissenschaftlerin Ulrike Kühbacher sprechen. Die Traminerin forscht derzeit als Postdoc an der Stanford University.



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Und hier gibt es noch ein bisschen mehr Information zur Speakerin und ihrem Thema – den Mechanismen der DNA-Reparatur.

The DNA highway: How essential processes on our genetic material can threaten its integrity



Contrary to the common portrayal of DNA as a static double helix, our genetic material is a dynamic hub of activity. Indeed, a plethora of processes are happening on the DNA at every moment. Amongst them are DNA replication, which ensures that the entire genetic material is copied and transmitted to the next generation of cells, and transcription, which generates the required template to synthesize proteins. While each process is essential for life, they also render our DNA susceptible to damage and mutations. In this talk, I will explain how our cells regulate these fundamental processes to safeguard the DNA from deleterious events and actively repair damage as it occurs. A deeper understanding of these mechanisms is crucial to comprehend human health and disease, particularly in the context of cancer development. 




I was born in 1992 in Bozen and grew up in Tramin. I attended the Gewerbeoberschule “Max Valier” in Bozen, where I specialized in Electronics and Telecommunications. For my Bachelor and Master studies I decided to switch from engineering to life sciences and studied Molecular Medicine at the Medical University of Innsbruck. I moved to Stockholm, Sweden where I investigated the role of deubiquitylating enzymes in double-strand break repair under the mentorship of Dr. Nico Dantuma at the Karolinska Institute, culminating in my Master's thesis. I then moved to Copenhagen, Denmark to pursue my research in the laboratory of Dr. Julien Duxin as part of the ‘Copenhagen Bioscience PhD Programme’. For my work on DNA-protein crosslink repair I was awarded a PhD in ‘Molecular Mechanisms of Disease’ in June 2022. As of August 2022, I am postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Karlene Cimprich at Stanford University and have since been awarded the ‘Fellowship for Visiting Postdocs at Stanford Bio-X’ funded by the Novo Nordisk Foundation. At present, my research focuses on exploring DNA replication stress responses, employing an innovative single-molecule imaging and tracking system.


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