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Rawan Abukhairan

Country of origin: Palestine Currently in: Hungary, Budapest General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background


2017 Master Chemical Sciences
2013 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Interaction of Intrinsically Disordered Regions (IDR) of Histone-methyl transferases (HMTs) with long non-coding RNAs (LncRNAs), and their liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS) behaviour.

Publications resulting from Research: 

Szabó, B.; Murvai, N.; Abukhairan, R.; Schád, É.; Kardos, J.; Szeder, B.; Buday, L.; Tantos, Á. Disordered
Regions of Mixed Lineage Leukemia 4 (MLL4) Protein Are Capable of RNA Binding. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2018,
19, 3478

Mészáros, B.; Erd˝os, G.; Szabó, B.; Schád, É.; Tantos, Á.; Abukhairan, R.; Horváth, T.; Murvai, N.; Kovács, O.P.;
Kovács, M.; et al. PhaSePro: the database of proteins driving liquid-liquid phase separation. Nucleic Acids Res.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Higher Education Study
PhD student (Molecular Biology) - Research Assistant

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Hungary, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) 1st George Olah Conference
2019 Hungary, Eger Hungarian Molecular Life Sciences Conference 2019
2020 Italy, Brixen (D2) Disorder in Disorders: pathogenic mechanisms of Intrinsically Disordered Proteins


Research Centre for Natural Sciences, HAS - Institute of Enzymology

Presentation given

Interaction of MLL4 with long non-coding RNAs
Hungary, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)
Event: 1st George Olah conference
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Sep 2020
Varga Jozsef Foundation Presentation Prize
Best presentation prize at 1st George Olah Conference

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