Dr Vinzenz Handrick

Postdoctoral Scientist Genes in the Environment

Vinzenz is interested in structural proteins that are important for chromosome pairing, synapsis, crossover and segregation during meiosis.

These proteins, which provide the framework for the formation of reduced gametes, were found differentiated in plants with duplicated genomes.

In particular, Vinzenz is interested in ring complexes known as cohesins.

The main goal of his projects is to understand the molecular mechanisms and developed protein activities that stabilise meiosis in polyploid plants.