Group

Principal investigator​

Petur

Pétur Orri Heiðarsson, PhD

Associate professor

 

Education: Postdoc Biophysics, University of Zürich, Switzerland/University of Cambridge, UK/University of Copenhagen, Denmark; PhD Biophysics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark; BSc/MSc Biochemistry, University of Iceland, Iceland.

Postdoctoral researchers

Kateryna Nitsenko

Kateryna Nitsenko, PhD

 

Education: PhD Biophysics, University of Paris, France; MSc Nanophysics, University of Strasbourg, France; BSc Physics, National University of Kiev, Ukraine. 

 

Project: Interactions of neuronal pioneer factor Ascl1 with nucleosomes.

KristinnRagnar

Kristinn Ragnar Óskarsson, PhD

 

Education: BSc/MSc/PhD Biochemistry, University of Iceland, Iceland.

 

Project: Pioneer factor FoxA1

Shrutarshi Mitra

Shrutarshi Mitra, PhD

 

Education: PhD Chemistry, Tohoku University, Japan; MSc Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India; BSc Chemistry, Calcutta University, India.

 

Project: Conformational dynamics of pioneer factor Ascl1

PhD students

jens nicolai

Jens Nicolai Vilstrup Decker, MSc

 

 

Education: BSc/MSc Biochemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Project: Pluripotency pioneer factors NANOG and Sox2 studied with NMR and single-molecule spectroscopy.

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Mahtab Hafizi Yazdabadi, MSc

 

Education: MSc Biochemistry, Shiraz University, Iran; BSc Cellular and Molecular Biology, Shiraz University, Iran.

 

Project: Extremely disordered architectural transcription factors and their interactions with chromatin

SiggaStefania

Sigríður Stefanía Hlynsdóttir, MSc

 

Education: BSc Biochemistry/MSc Medical Life Sciences, University of Iceland, Iceland.

 

Project: Pioneer factor Pu1 conformational dynamics studied with smFRET.

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Sveinn Bjarnason, MSc

 

 

Education: BSc/MSc Biochemistry, University of Iceland, Iceland.

 

 

Project: Pioneer factor Sox2 studied with NMR and smFRET.

MSc students

KingaSofia

Kinga Sofia Demény, BSc

 

Education: BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Iceland, Iceland.

 

Project: Designing and reconstructing chromatin landscapes in vitro for single-molecule fluorescence studies.

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Kjartan Skarphéðinsson, BSc

 

Education: BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Iceland, Iceland.

 

Project: Interactions of pioneer factor Pu1 with chromatin.

Magnus

Magnús Arnar Rúnarsson, BSc

 

Education: BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Iceland, Iceland.

 

Project: Effects of oncogenic mutations on structure, dynamics, and function of pioneer factor FoxA1.

Mariya

Mariya Petrova Monova, BSc

 

 

Education: BSc Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Iceland, Iceland.

 

Project: Phosphomimetic mutations on a charged IDR in pioneer factor Pu1, studied with smFRET and optical tweezers.

BSc students

ÁsdísHrefna2

Ásdís Hrefna V. Laufeyjardóttir

 

BSc student in Biochemistry

 

Project: Pioneer factor Ascl1

Hafrún Hákonardóttir

 

 

BSc student in Biochemistry

 

 

Project: Pioneer factor FoxA1 and effects of oncogenic mutations.

Research assistants

Former lab members

Berglind Bjarnadóttir- Research assistant, 2024

Andrea Guala- Research assistant, 2023

Matthías Már Valdimarsson- BSc/MSc student 2021-2023

Ester Borgarsdóttir – BSc project student, Spring 2023

Elísa Sól Oddgeirsdóttir –  BSc project student, Spring 2023

Hanna Bjerring Kastrup – BSc project student at the University of Copenhagen, Autumn 2022

Laura Hamann – BSc project student at the University of Copenhagen, Autumn 2022

Dagur Þórarinsson – Bsc project and summer student 2021-2022

Atli Freyr Marteinsson – Research assistant, 2021-2022

Sarah Frederiksen Ruidiaz – Research assistant, 2020-2021 

Hrafnhildur Una Þórðardóttir– BSc project student, Autumn 2020

Einar Halldórsson– BSc project student, spring 2020

Dagur Fróði Kristjánsson– BSc project and summer student, 2020