Fredrique Rau
Position: Postdoc

Project: Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia: Why cells die and how we can treat them.

 

Life in the Lab

Recent discoveries in MND implicate problems with RNA (the genetic code for proteins) as a common feature in motor neuron death. In particular, mutations lead to modification resulting in the accumulation of TDP-43 protein. Gene expression regulation is a very sophisticated process involving several steps and TDP-43 is involved in this process.
My research project aims to understand how the accumulation of TDP-43 affects gene expression and how this contributes to motor neuron disease.

 

Life outside the Lab

During my free time I like to practice sports (swimming and horse riding), but also going to music concerts, theatre and ballet. I like traveling to explore different countries, cultures and food.

 




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Fredrique Rau

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