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Group Leader Regulatory Genomics
Tanya Vavouri completed her scientific education in the UK. After receiving a First Class Honours degree from the University of Wales, and an MSc from Manchester University, she carried out her predoctoral research at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK. In 2007 she was awarded a PhD from the University of Cambridge, after which she moved to Spain to join Ben Lehner's Group at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona as a post-doctoral researcher.
Since January 2011 she is a Principal Investigator at the IMPPC.
Tanya Vavouri's main research interest lies in understanding gene regulation, genome evolution and genetic robustness to mutation. In particular, she is interested in the evolution and mechanism of action of highly conserved noncoding elements in different metazoan genomes, the evolution of genetic redundancy, and the interplay between chromatin and sequence evolution.