Natalia Kochanova​

Natalia Kochanova

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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I did my diploma in RNA biology in the lab of Prof. Dmitry Kramerov in Moscow. I studied a very specific type of polyadenylation of SINE retroelements. At the same time, I did a summer internship in Prof. Axel Imhof’s lab in Munich in chromatin proteomics, and moved on with the PhD in the same lab. For my PhD work I and my collaborators investigated the structure of the interphase chromocenter in Drosophila using high resolution microscopy and proximity based biotinylation. As a postdoc, I am working on what drives the compaction of mitotic chromosomes (spoiler: it’s not condensins!). In my free time, I enjoy chess and, when an opportunity occurs, windsurfing.

 

 

Publications:

Kochanova, N.Y., Schauer, T., Mathias, G.P., Lukacs, A., Schmidt, A., Flatley, A., Schepers, A., Thomae, A.W., and Imhof, A. (2018). Intricate structure of the interphase chromocenter revealed by the analysis of a factor involved in species formation. bioRxiv.

Kochanova, N.Y., Schauer, T., Mathias, G.P., Lukacs, A., Schmidt, A., Flatley, A., Schepers, A., Thomae, A.W., and Imhof, A. (2020). A multi-layered structure of the interphase chromocenter revealed by proximity-based biotinylation. Nucleic Acids Res.


Ustyantsev, I.G., Tatosyan, K.A., Stasenko, D.V., Kochanova, N.Y., Borodulina, O.R., and Kramerov, D.A. (2020). [Polyadenylation of Sine Transcripts Generated by RNA Polymerase III Dramatically Prolongs Their Lifetime in Cells]. Mol Biol (Mosk) 54, 78-86.