"Structure and function of chromatin" department consists of two separate laboratories united by the interest in studying the structure and function of chromatin and proteins involved in different processes related to the biology of DNA.

The scientific interest of the laboratory "Epigenetics and chromatin dynamics" is focussed on the studies on nuclear factors involved in cellular and extracellular signalling and related physiological and pathological changes, including processes related to carcinogenesis and metastasis.

In the laboratory of "Genomic stability" by using a variety of high-tech methods of molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics and physics are explored the mechanisms of synchronization between different processes taking place during replication, repair and transcription of DNA.