1991-1994: PhD, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
1995-1998: Postdoc, University of Heidelberg
Since 1999: Group leader, CNRS
Institute of Human Genetics
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|Giacomo Cavalli discovered
transgenerational inheritance of chromatin states in
metazoan by working on Polycomb and Trithorax group
proteins in Drosophila during his post doc in
the lab of Renato Paro.
The Cavalli lab has shown that the 3D structure of chromosomes can be epigenetically heritable and that it contributes to genome regulation. Furthermore, they provided the first high-resolution description of the principles of genome folding in metazoans.
Finally, the Cavalli lab showed that PcG proteins regulate cell proliferation and have tumor suppression activiy in flies.
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