Long-Range Transcriptional Control by 3D Chromosome Structure (Luca Giorgetti)
August 23, 2023
In this episode of the Epigenetics Podcast, we caught up with Luca Giorgetti from the Friedrich Miescher Institute to hear about his work on long-range transcriptional control by 3D chromosome structure.
Luca Giorgetti's research focuses on chromosomal interactions, transcriptional output, and the dynamics of enhancer-promoter relationships. His lab investigated the causal relationship between chromosome interactions and transcriptional events. They’ve found that by manipulating the contact probabilities between an enhancer and a promoter by changing their distance, these changes had a substantial effect on transcription levels. This project was an experiment that Luca Giorgetti was eager to do, and it allowed him to establish a smooth functional relationship between contact probabilities and changes in transcription levels.