Mechanisms of chromatin patterning

Fabian Erdel

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Team members

  Research engineer
  • Christophe Normand
  • Inga Tijunelyte
  • Maud Hertzog
  • Fabian Erdel
  Postdoctoral fellow
  • Fernando Muzzopappa
  • Cristina Silva
  PhD student
  • Michela Anfossi
  • Dominika Lewandowska
  • Sanaa Bensaha
  Master student
  • Oihan Joyot


Inspired by the functional diversity among the genetically identical cells of an organism, our goal is to understand how cells can interpret their genome in a particular way to establish their cellular identity. To this end, we study the mechanisms that cells use to form and maintain cell type-specific chromatin patterns along their genome. As these patterns span multiple scales from a few modified histones to micron-sized subcompartments, we investigate them using complementary techniques from single-molecule biophysics to live-cell imaging and computational biology.


Genome-wide chromatin patterns

Epigenetic circuits in living cells

Single-molecule chromatin biophysics


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Master students:

2019 - Elisabeth Schweigert (ERASMUS, Germany)

2020 - Antoine Solnais (Master Genes, Cells & Development)

2021 - Andressa Arabe Alves (Master Biotechnology)

2023 - Gaëlle Lescalet (Master Structural Biology & Genomics)

2023 - Laura Glepin (Master Biology & Health)


Bachelor students:

2023 - Sarah Mialet (Bachelor Biology)

Université Paul Sabatier
118 Route de Narbonne

31062 TOULOUSE Cedex

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