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Kurat Lab - Chromatin Replication

Molecular Biology

kuratResearch Topics

  • In vitro reconstitution of chromosome replication
  • Chromatin remodellers
  • Cell cycle regulation


Dr. Christoph Kurat

phone: +49 (0)89 - 2180 71602

Photo: Jan Greune

We explore how eukaryotic chromosomes are replicated in the S phase of the cell cycle. Specifically, we are interested in determining how eukaryotic replication machines operate on chromatin and how this is regulated. We are using genetic and cell biological methodologies, and, importantly, biochemical reconsitution to analyse these questions in detail. Read more...


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Scientific vita

since 2017 Group leader Dept. Molecular Biology, Biomedical Center, LMU Munich
2013-2017 Postdoctoral researcher John Diffley Lab, Clare Hall Laboratories, UK
2009-2013 Postdoctoral researcher Brenda Andrews Lab, University of Toronto, Canada
2008 PhD in Biochemistry Unversity of Graz, Austria, Advisor: Sepp Kohlwein