from Hong Kong, China
at present: PhD student in Akhtar lab
Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics
Tel. +49 (0) 761-5108-514
Fax +49 (0) 761-5108-720
10/2009 - present: IMPRS-MCB program
01/2008 - 07/2009: MSc in Molecular Biology, Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer, Montréal, Canada
05/2006 - 08/2006: Internship, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
09/2004 - 08/2007: BSc in Biochemistry, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Research interests and goals:
We have been studying gene transcription mechanisms for decades, yet, the exact gene transcription mechanism remains elusive. I am interested in studying chromatin structure and transcription factors interplay on a genome-wide level. To this end, I am using Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism.
- Lam KC, Mühlpfordt F, Vaquerizas JM, Raja SJ, Holz H, Luscombe NM, Manke T, Akhtar A (2012). The NSL complex regulates housekeeping genes in Drosophila. PLoS Genet 8(6):e1002736. Epub 2012 Jun 14.