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Sophie Kirschner

Post-doctoral Fellow

Cells have two ways to source new DNA bases to meet their need, the de novo pathway and the salvage pathway. I am interested in studying how the salvage pathway processes modified nucleotides coming from our diet, knowing that their incorporation into newly synthesised DNA can lead to mutations, the primary cancer aetiology.


I come from France, where I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Biology and Chemistry. I then moved to Luxembourg for my PhD and I became interested in the role of epigenetics, especially DNA modifications, in mediating the response to environmental exposures. 

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