Brno Ph.D. Talent

Siarhei Paliavoi

The effect of homologous recombination on transcription

Lector: Mgr. Peter Kolesar Ph.D.

Institution: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Field: Genomics and Proteomics


About the project

The project is aimed at unraveling the intricate interplay between replication, DNA repair, and transcription processes, since simultaneous activity of these processes within the same region has the potential to introduce significant genome instability. The mechanisms regulating the coordination between the mentioned processes remain unclear and are currently the focus of genome stability research.


Why science?

I am drawn to science because it allows me to contribute meaningfully to humanity. The prospect of expanding our collective knowledge and advancing human progress is a profound honor, even a modest contribution to expanding our understanding is a worthwhile achievement. I am motivated by the challenge of exploring the unknown, being a pioneer, and the joy of discovering something new.


What do I like most about Brno

I like Brno for several reasons. It strikes a perfect balance — large enough to offer all necessary amenities and a wide set of entertainment options, yet not as overwhelming as Prague, ensuring it's not overly crowded with tourists. The efficient public transport, especially the trams (I love them), makes getting around quick. The city’s green and peaceful atmosphere, combined with its vibrancy and international student community, adds to its charm.