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Dr. Alessia Buscaino

Alessia likes Chromatin, Genome Organisation and Fungal Organisms.

Alessia graduated at the University of Palermo (Italy) in 2000. She conducted her PhD research in the laboratory of Dr Asifa Akhtar at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL-Germany) research institute. During her PhD, her interest in epigenetics and chromatin modifications flourished while investigating mechanisms of Dosage Compensation in Drosophila melanogaster.
In 2005, Alessia was awarded an EMBO long-term post-doctoral fellowship to conduct research in the laboratory of Professor Robin Allshire (WTCCB-Edinburgh). During her post-doc she investigated how heterochromatin assembles on large blocks of DNA repeats in the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe.
In 2013, she obtained an EMBO short-term Fellowship to investigate the chromatin status of Candida albicans repetitive DNA elements in Judith Berman's laboratory (TAU University- Tel-Aviv, Israel).
Alessia joined the University of Kent in 2013 as a Lecturer in Fungal Epigenetics. In 2016, Alessia was promoted to Senior Lecturer. The main focus of the lab is to understand how chromatin structure regulate genome instability in fungal organisms of the CTG-clade.

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1704-3168

Alessia is a Core Member of the BBSRC Committee C. 

Post-Doctoral Researcher, Ph.D. student and Research Master applications from UK, EU, US & Overseas are always considered. Various funding sources can be explored.  Post-Doc fellowships: EMBO, FEBS, HFSP, Newton, Marie Curie, Wellcome Trust. Please send your CV and summary of your research interests to:


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