Kerstin Schmidt

Kerstin Schmidt portrait

Biotechnology Centre (BIOTEC), Technische Universität Dresden

I studied Molecular Medicine in Freiburg and started my PhD thesis a bit more than one year ago (in 2010) at the Biotechnology Centre (BIOTEC) in Dresden as part of  the "Dresden International PhD Program". I work on conditional mutagenesis of H3K4 histone methyltransferases in mouse and embryonic stem cells in the group of Konstantinos Anastassiadis and Francis Stewart. Our aim is to understand how epigenetic regulation controls stem cell self-renewal and lineage commitment and to unravel the underlying molecular mechanisms.