23 Sep 2015 - Poster prize for SUMO modification studies

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.