Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research
Gergana Dobreva did her PhD at the Gene Center, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, followed by a postdoc at the Gene Center and the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology in Freiburg in the group of Prof. Rudolf Grosschedl. Her work during this period focused on the function of nuclear matrix attachment regions (MARs) and MAR-binding proteins in gene regulation. In 2006 she joined the group of Prof. Laugwitz at the Technical University, Munich as a postdoctoral fellow, working on the role of the LIM-domain transcription factor Isl1 during heart development. Since 2008 she is an Independent Scientific Research Group Leader, funded by the Emmy Noether Award from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft.
Cell biology, developmental biology, heart development, stem cells, epigenetics