Single-molecule analysis of replication origin chromatin

Supervisor: Dr. Stephan Hamperl

Enrolled since 2022

Atiqa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Karachi and a Master’s in Biosciences from Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. After her Masters, she joined the Aga Khan University, Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research as a research associate where she focused on understanding the 3D genome organization of human prophase nuclei. Atiqa joined Hamperl lab as a doctoral student in December 2022 to work on the single-molecule analysis of replication origin chromatin.


  • Sajid A & Hamperl S (2023) Single-Copy Gene Locus Chromatin Purification in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. J. Vis. Exp. 201, e65460.
  • Chanou A, Weiβ M, Holler K, Sajid A, Straub T, Krietsch J, Sanchi A, Ummethum H, Lee CSK, Kruse E, Trauner M, Werner M, Lalonde M, Lopes M, Scialdone A & Hamperl S (2023) Single molecule MATAC-seq reveals key determinants of DNA replication origin efficiency. Nucleic Acids Res. 51(22):12303-12324.