New article published in New Phytologist


DNA methylation can alter CRISPR/Cas9 editing frequency and DNA repair outcome in a target-specific manner

Post-doc position available


We are looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in alga synthetic biology to develop systems for precise nuclear regulation of the plastome. Please apply here before 12th April 2022.

Four PhD applications open


1. CRISPR-mediated precision gene editing in algae 

(EASTBIO competition-funded PhD)

Congratulations to Dr Aron Ferenzci

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Congratulations to Dr Aron Ferenzci who passed his VIVA with flying colours on 10 December 2021!

New article published in Nature Communications


Mechanistic and genetic basis of single-strand templated repair at Cas12a-induced DNA breaks in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Aron Ferenczi, Yen Peng Chew, Erika Kroll, Charlotte von Koppenfels, Andrew Hudson & Attila Molnar

New article published in New Phytologist


Temperature modulates virus-induced transcriptional gene silencing via secondary small RNAs

Yue Fei, Douglas E. Pyott, Attila Molnar

Congratulations to Dr Muriel Monteiro

Congratulations to Dr Muriel Monteiro who passed her VIVA on 18th March 2021!

New article published in Nucleic Acid Research


Non-perfectly matching small RNAs can induce stable and heritable epigenetic modifications and can be used as molecular markers to trace the origin and fate of silencing RNAs 

Yue Fei, Tünde Nyikó, Attila Molnar

New PhD application open


Producing broad spectrum antiviral therapeutics from cyanobacteria

Two PhD applications open


1. How do epigenetic modifications affect evolution in phytoplankton? 

(EASTBIO competition-funded PhD)