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Public Outreach

School and Lab Visits

The NCCR RNA & Disease offers to schools the possibility of a school visit, during which the topic of RNA & Disease will be presented to the students by a NCCR member. Alternatively, NCCR labs can be visited by school classes. If you are interested in these possibilities, please contact us: office at nccr-rna-and-disease.ch

Science Fairs

Scientifica 2015

At the Scientifica – Zurich Science Days this year’s topic was "light" and the fair was visited by 25'000 persons. The NCCR RNA & Disease presented a project on developing treatments for the genetic disease Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP). Patients suffering from EPP are very photosensitive such that even short exposures to daylight lead to extremely painful skin reactions. The project aims to develop therapies based on alternative splicing modulation. This project is a collaboration between the NCCR groups of Jonathan Hall and Daniel Schümperli and the associated Porphyria group headed by Elisabeth Minder, Xiaoye Schneider and Jasmin Barman. Link to Scientifica Webpage(external link)

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