Name: Nevenka Mestrovic
Senior research associate Epigenomics of holocentric centromere, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Division of molecular biology; Laboratory for structure and function of heterochromatin
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Ruđer Bošković Institute, Bijenička 54, 10000 Zagreb
(i) the structure and evolutionary trends of repeats in complex genomes (model organisms; Tribolium (Coleoptera) and Meloidogyne (Nematode)
(ii) molecular mechanisms leading to amplification, sequence homogenization and conservation satellite DNA sequence in closely related species.
(iii) mapping and analyses of satellite DNA arrays and epigenetic markers at holocentric centromeres
(iv) comparative genomics of satelitome. In my work I combined experimental and bioinformatical approaches (eg. Tandem Repeats Database Platform, PhyML software, Repeat Explorer).