Understanding the mechanisms of eukaryotic gene regulation is essential not only from a theoretical scientific perspective. Knowledge of the precise mechanisms driving interactions between regulatory elements of a two-meter long DNA packaged inside a tiny nucleus is crucial for a better understanding of disease mechanisms. The gained insights ultimately may bring us closer to developing targeted strategies and solutions in the clinical setting.
During the EMBO Workshop, the leading scientists presented their recent works covering a broad range of topics in the field of enhanceropathies. Participation in the workshop allowed me to deepen my knowledge of enhancer biology and explore different computational and experimental approaches for studying the role of enhancers in development and disease.