Simon Braun Group

Department of Genetic Medicine and Development - Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva

Department of Genetic Medicine and Development
University of Geneva Medical School
Room E09.3347.A - 9th floor
1, rue Michel-Servet
CH - 1211 Geneva 4

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 56 06
Fax: +41 (0)22 379 57 06

Simon Braun
Assistant professor

Project at a glance

Chromatin regulation in brain development and disease

Our goal is to understand what drives brain cell diversity during development. We focus on the role of epigenetic regulators that control chromatin accessibility and gene expression. The lab uses epigenome editing technologies, mouse stem cell cultures, in vivo models and state-of-the-art genomic techniques to study mechanisms of chromatin regulation in the brain. Our aim is to gain novel insights into neurodevelopmental disorders like autism, which are frequently associated with mutations in epigenetic regulators.