23 Sep 2015 - Poster prize for SUMO modification studies

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Anne Gärtner, PhD student in the group of Prof. Stefan Müller, was awarded with the Nature Reviews poster prize at the EMBO meeting “Ubiquitin and ubiquitin-like modifiers” (Cavtat, Croatia).

Anne’s work elucidates the modification of the small ubiquitin-related protein SU MO with an acetyl group and the impact of this post-translational modification on SUMO chain formation and downstream cellular effects.

SUMOylation, the covalent attachment of one or more SUMO molecules to a protein, is linked to a variety of processes such as ribosome biogenesis, nuclear transport and transcriptional regulation. It is therefore of great relevance to understand how this process is specifically regulated and modified.