Dr Robert Beagrie, a postdoctoral scientist in Professor Doug Higgs' group has been awarded funding to apply single-cell techniques to human diseases caused by mutations in chromatin genes. The fellowship project will study Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, a multi-organ human syndrome caused by mutations in Cohesin, which is a multi-protein complex responsible for establishing correct 3D folding of DNA.
Dr Beagrie will be moving to the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics in April 2022 as a new group leader.
‘I’m excited to take everything I’ve learned about gene regulation during my time at the WIMM and use it to study a totally different biological system’ says Dr Beagrie. ‘This fellowship will give me the support I need to transition to running an independent group, and the freedom to explore new avenues of research’.
We thank Dr Beagrie for his contributions to our community and wish him well on the next stage of his career.