prof. Dieter Deforce (PhD)

CRIG group leader
Dieter Deforce

Principal investigator - Lab of Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Full professor (Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, UGent)
Team leader of ProGenTomics
(co-)director, steering committee member of NXTGNT
Partner of Bioinformatics Institute Ghent


Research focus

Our research focusses are in the domain of proteomics and genomics. Proteomics using high-end mass spectrometry and bioinformatics to identify protein biomarkers and gain insight into tumor development. Tools to investigate protein modifications with special interest in histone protein modifications in the context of epigenomic regulation are being developed and applied.
In genomics we focus on epigenome analysis (eg DNA methylation), transcriptome analysis using massive parallel sequencing approaches. We have a special interest in single cell analysis and isolation using e.g. laser capture microdissection and other single cell isolation technologies.  

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