Stephan Hamperl receives ERC Starting Grant for his research on conflict resolution in the genome

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The scientist will use the grant to uncover how cells resolve transcription-replication conflicts, a source of DNA damage that arises when the basic machineries involved in transcription and replication “crash” into each other. The funding period of this grant is 5 years with a total budget worth approximately 1.5 million euros.

“If we shed light on the basic mechanism and molecular consequences of such conflicts, we may be able to design new strategies and improve “conflict resolution” at these regions in the genome. This could guide future therapeutic efforts relevant to cancer and other human diseases”, says Hamperl.

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