Deciphering the Plant Epigenome (EoI-TSP2-02)

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The study of the epigenome landscape and its relation with the underlying genome sequence in animal and plant cells has become a central question in contemporary genomic analyses. Nevertheless, epigenome studies in plant crops and their comparison with model plant systems is scarce. The successful applicant will deepen the study of plant epigenome by profiling specific lysine methylation histone marks in model and Brassica crops plants. To precisely infer different epigenetic states in plants, new state-of-the-art epigenome dataset and computational methods will be developed. The researcher will also study the evolutionary patterns of histone modifications that regulate gene expression and define novel epigenomic features related to plant enhancers. Being able to study the plant epigenome will help us to understand the complex gene regulatory processes that control plant development and are the basis for important crop traits. This research sits at the intersection of Computational biology and Plant Epigenetics, and it is a collaboration between the  EPIGENETIC REGULATION OF AGRONOMIC TRAITS  and  BIOLOGICAL INFORMATICS  groups.http://www.cbgp.upm.es/index.php/es/informacion-cientifica/lineas-de-in…