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de Laat group

Biomedical genomics

The architecture of DNA in the interior of the living cell nucleus is an emerging key contributor to genomic function. Aim of our research is to understand how genome structure influences genome function. We use and develop novel genomics approaches such as 4C technology to identify long-range DNA interactions, study gene regulation within and between mammalian chromosomes and uncover the proteins that dictate the shape of our genome. Besides transcription we study the impact of nuclear architecture on genomic rearrangements. Furthermore, we develop novel strategies to identify and map chromosomal aberrations.

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Key publications

de Vree PJP, de Wit E, Yilmaz M, van de Heijning M, Klous P, Verstegen MJAM, Wan Y, Teunissen H, Krijger PHL, Geeven G, Eijk PP, Sie D, Ylstra B, Hulsman LOM, van Dooren MF, van Zutven LJCM, van den Ouweland A, Verbeek S, van Dijk KW, Cornelissen M, Das AT, Berkhout B, Sikkema-Raddatz B, van den Berg E, van der Vlies P, Weening D, den Dunnen JT, Matusiak M, Lamkanfi M,  Ligtenberg MJL, ter Brugge P, Jonkers J, Foekens JA, Martens JW, van der Luijt R, Ploos van Amstel HK, van  Min M, Splinter E, de Laat W (2014). Targeted sequencing by proximity ligation for comprehensive variant detection and local haplotyping. Nature Biotechnology 32(10):1019-25.

de Laat W, Duboule D (2013). Topology of mammalian developmental enhancers and their regulatory landscapes. Nature 502(7472):499-506.

de Wit E, Bouwman BA, Zhu Y, Klous P, Splinter E, Verstegen MJ, Krijger PH, Festuccia N, Nora EP, Welling M, Heard E, Geijsen N, Poot RA, Chambers I, de Laat W. (2013) The pluripotent genome in three dimensions is shaped around pluripotency factors. Nature 501(7466):227-31.

van de Werken H, Landan G, Holwerda S, Hoichman M, Klous P, Chachik R, Splinter E, Valdes Quezada C, Öz Y, Bouwman B, Verstegen M, de Wit E, Tanay A, de Laat W. (2012). Robust 4C-seq data analysis to screen for regulatory DNA interactions. Nature Methods 9:969-72.

Noordermeer D#, de Wit E#, Klous P#, van de Werken H, Simonis M, Lopez-Jones M, Eussen B, de Klein A, Singer RH, de Laat W. (2011). Variegated gene expression caused by cell-specific long-range DNA interactions. Nat Cell Biol 13:944-51.
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