Marianna Iliadou graduated in Biology from the
University of Patras (Greece) and continued in the post-graduate program of
Biomedical Sciences of the same University specializing in Stem Cells and
Regenerative Medicine. She conducted both her Bachelor and Master Thesis in
Prof. Stavros Taraviras’ laboratory at the Medical School of University of
Patras studying the molecular mechanisms governing the early steps of
corticogenesis. During her Master, she performed an internship in Prof. Argyris
Papantonis’ laboratory in Center for Molecular Medicine in Cologne (Germany).
Later on, she continued with a second internship in the laboratory of Dr.
Álvaro Rada-Iglesias in the Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria
(Spain) where she is currently pursuing her PhD focusing on the regulatory
mechanisms of enhancer-promoter communication.
The major interest of our laboratory is to uncover the main genetic and epigenetic factors that allow the deployment of specific gene expression profiles as vertebrate developmental programs unroll. Our goal is to provide a deep mechanistic understanding of the non-coding genomic space that is dynamically and specifically used during mammalian embryogenesis, which is fundamental to reveal the molecular basis of human congenital diseases. More specifically, by functionally and mechanistically characterizing developmental enhancers, my laboratory aims at:
Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnología de Cantabria.
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