Bernhard Payer - Short Bio

bernhard payer

Bernhard Payer has been a group leader at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona since 2014. Using a multidisciplinary approach, Bernhard Payer studies epigenetic reprogramming of the X-chromosome in mouse embryos, during induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) reprogramming and during formation of the germ cell lineage. He wants to gain further insight into how X chromosome reactivation is linked to biological context and how epigenetic modifications are erased and gene reactivation is accomplished. His research is targeted towards gaining a better understanding of the epigenetic state of pluripotent stem cells and germ cells, which has important implications for regenerative and reproductive medicine.