Post-translational modifications (PTM) by members of the Ubiquitin (Ub) family represent an efficient way to regulate almost every biological process. Defects in this homeostatic equilibrium, result in pathologies such as cancer, neurodegeneration, inflammation or multiple infections. For this reason, this research area has become very attractive for fundamental scientists as well as for the pharmaceutical industry aiming to identify potential targets for therapeutic intervention.

UbiCODE is a scientific consortium funded by the European Union, bringing together 11 research institutions across 5 European countries to decipher the ubiquitin code and train 13 PhD students in this field.

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"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less."

Marie Skłodowska-Curie


Fredrik Trulsson | LUMC | Netherlands
Igor Meszka | CNRS-CRBM | France
Magdalena Górka | MRC-PPU | UK
David Aureliano Pérez Berrocal | LUMC | Netherlands
Zuzanna Kozicka | FMI | Switzerland
Kirill Petriukov | IMB (International PhD programme) | Germany
Francesca Frigenti | University of Liverpool | UK
Evrydiki Asimaki | IMB | Germany
Yara Huppelschoten | Novo Nordisk | Denmark
Maria Gonzalez Santamaría | CNRS-ITAV | France
Orhi Barroso Gomila | CIC bioGUNE | Spain
Magda Liczmanska | University of Dundee | UK
Dragana Ilić | MPG | Germany
Ines Tomašković | GUF | Germany
  • Fredrik Trulsson | LUMC | Netherlands
  • Igor Meszka | CNRS-CRBM | France
  • Magdalena Górka | MRC-PPU | UK
  • David Aureliano Pérez Berrocal | LUMC | Netherlands
  • Zuzanna Kozicka | FMI | Switzerland
  • Kirill Petriukov | IMB (International PhD programme) | Germany
  • Francesca Frigenti | University of Liverpool | UK
  • Evrydiki Asimaki | IMB | Germany
  • Yara Huppelschoten | Novo Nordisk | Denmark
  • Maria Gonzalez Santamaría | CNRS-ITAV | France
  • Orhi Barroso Gomila | CIC bioGUNE | Spain
  • Magda Liczmanska | University of Dundee | UK
  • Dragana Ilić | MPG | Germany
  • Ines Tomašković | GUF | Germany

UbiCODE PhD fellows | Annual meeting | Bilbao | 24-25 February 2020

Find out more about our 13 PhD fellows

The key scientific mission of our students is to understand how protein modification with Ub/Ubls is generated (written), regulated (edited), recognised (read) and connected with effector functions (interpreted) to regulate cellular plasticity. 

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