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Christina Elsner

Junior Scientific Editor

About Christina

Christina got interested in research on proteins early on in her studies and works on the complex protein network controlling programmed cell death. While being a biochemist by training, she still is very interested in research fields that were not part of her studies. This sparked her interest in science communication which allows her and others to take a deeper look into various fields and to discover the world around them.

Christina is the editor of 1 Break:

Mutations in the germline: How the mother repairs the father’s damaged genome

Germline mutations can have a severe impact on genetic diseases, genome evolution and the fate of a species. The vast majority of inheritable mutations are passed on by the paternal genome. We discovered how paternal DNA damage is repaired by maternal repair leading to the inheritance of structural variants.

Oct 30, 2023 | 4 min read