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Dr. Boyan Bonev

Principal Investigator Helmholtz Pioneer Campus

Research Area

Our long-term objective is to decipher the genetic and epigenetic blueprints of cortical development and evolution. To accomplish this, we study the interplay between transcription factors, 3D nuclear organization and gene expression in vivo and using cerebral organoids. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and combines developmental neurobiology, single cell –omics, mouse genetics, CRISPR-based techniques and computational biology.

Professional Background

Since 2018

Principal Investigator Helmholtz Pioneer Campus, Helmholtz Zentrum München

2014 – 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Institute of Human Genetics – CNRS (France) Mentor: Giacomo Cavalli

2012 – 2013

Postdoctoral Fellow Harvard University (United States) Mentor: Paola Arlotta & John Rinn

Honors and Awards

  • Great Advances in Biology Award, French Academy of Sciences
    2018

  • Best Poster Award, EMBO Gene regulation in neural fate decisions
    2017

  • Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship
    2013 - 2017

  • Beddington Medal for best PhD thesis in Developmental Biology, British Society for Developmental Biology
    2012

  • Wellcome Trust PhD Fellowship
    2007 - 2011

  • Best Poster Award, Faculty Research Symposium Manchester
    2011

  • Best Presentation Award, Faculty Showcase Symposium, Manchester
    2010

  • Gold Medal, Bulgarian National Olympiad in Biology
    2001 & 2002

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