Brakes off, let's loop!


Marjon van Ruiten, researcher at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, has been featured on the cover of a leading scientific journal. Or rather, her racing bike has been. This is the same bike she used to traverse the Alpe d'Huzes to raise money for cancer research. "When you're cycling down the mountain on a bike like that, brakes are absolutely vital. Our cells contain little machines that shape our DNA, and these little machines also appear to have some kind of brake. Just like on my racing bike!"

Publication in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, June issue, 2022 (‘A brake for the chromatin looping cycle’)

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