Patrick Varga-WeiszPatrick was born in Neustadt and der Weinstrasse, Southwest Germany, a town not far from Heidelberg and the French Border. His father was a Hungarian artist (www.ferivarga.com) and his mother a wine chemist. This genetic background may have predestined Patrick to become a molecular biologist (who occasionally dabbles into studying yeast). Patrick did his undergraduate degree (‘Vordiplom’) at the University of Tubingen (1983-1986) in Biochemistry and his Ph.D. at Oregon State University (OSU) on Peptide Growth Inhibitors in the laboratory of David Barnes (a pioneer of the development of serum-free cell culture technology, now at Mount Desert Laboratory, Maine. Patrick then joined the laboratory of Ken van Holde, also at OSU and this brought him into the chromatin field. He continued his studies of chromatin at the EMBL as postdoc in the laboratory of Peter Becker, now Professor at Munich University. Patrick became a group leader at the Marie Curie Research Institute, Surrey, in 1997 and joined the Babraham Institute late in 2004. He is a member of the Epigenome Network of Excellence.
A SUV39H1-low chromatin state characterises and promotes migratory properties of cervical cancer cells.
Rodrigues C, Pattabiraman C, Vijaykumar A
Experimental cell research
Fellows R, Varga-Weisz P
8 2331-8325: (2018)
Genome organization and chromatin analysis identify transcriptional downregulation of insulin-like growth factor signaling as a hallmark of aging in developing B cells.
Koohy H, Bolland DJ, Matheson LS
19 1474-760X:126 (2018)
Microbiota derived short chain fatty acids promote histone crotonylation in the colon through histone deacetylases.
Fellows R, Denizot J, Stellato C
9 2041-1723:105 (2018)
Sun H, Damez-Werno DM, Scobie KN
Petrini E, Baillet V, Cridge J
Journal of cell science
Nature structural & molecular biology
21 1545-9985:14-6 (2014)
M Durand-Dubief, WR Will, E Petrini
8 9:e1002974 (2012)
JE Mermoud, SP Rowbotham, PD Varga-Weisz
Cell cycle (Georgetown, Tex.)
10 23:4017-25 (2011)
Maintenance of silent chromatin through replication requires SWI/SNF-like chromatin remodeler SMARCAD1.
SP Rowbotham, L Barki, A Neves-Costa
42 3:285-96 (2011)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
107 46:19611-2 (2010)
A Neves-Costa, WR Will, AT Vetter
4 12:e8111 (2009)