Silahtaroglu Group

Silahtaroglu Group has a mechanistic interest into genome-wide and locus specific regulation and fine-tuning of tissue-specific gene expression.

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Film about the project ”Challenges in a multicultural university environment” that is supported by the KU “Education at its Best” initiative. "Det multikulturelle universitetsmiljø" (not available on-line)


Entry to ARTIS (Art in Science) competition 2016, which is chosen for exhibition.
picture of Asli's Entry to ARTIS (Art in Science) competition 2016
Being Close to the two limits of unknown
This is a composite image showing (on the left), Transit of Venus (small black dot) across the sun (orange) that has taken place on the 6th of June 2012 and (on the right) the center of the X-chromosome (fluorescent signal) within the genome  (orange) of an egg cell of a female fetus. The diameter of the sun is about 1000 000 000 000 000 (1015) micrometers. The nucleus of an egg is 10 micrometers in diameter. The ratio between the Venus and the Sun is almost the same as the X-chromosome centromere and the nucleus. Here we show the X-chromosome in the developing egg together with the Venus that always has a female connotation among the planets. The Venus transiting the sun is photographed by Niels Tommerup, the fetal meiotic  chromosomes with the fluorescent signal is taken by Asli Silahtaroglu.



asli silahtarogluGroup Leader

Asli Silahtaroglu
Associate Professor 

(+45) 35 32 76 21
CV, publications, etc.


Medical Genetics Program