NCCR RNA & Disease Seminar Series

Upcoming Seminars

October: Ling-Ling Chen - Shanghai Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai, China

“Unconventional long noncoding RNAs“

01.10.2018, 16:30, DCB EG16, University of Bern
02.10.2018, 16:00, HCI G3, ETH Zurich

Chen Lab Page

November: Matthias Hentze - EMBL, Heidelberg, Germany

"Hidden treasures of the RNA world"

12.11.2018, 16:30, DCB EG16, University of Bern
13.11.2018, 16:00, HCI G3, ETH Zurich

Hentze Lab Page

December: Marina Rodnina - Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

TBA

03.12.2018, 16:30, DCB EG16, University of Bern
04.12.2018, 16:00, HCI G3, ETH Zurich

Rodnina Lab Page

March: Alexander Mankin - University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

"Something about the ribosomes and antibiotics"

18.03.2019, 16:30, DCB EG16, University of Bern
19.03.2019, 16:00, HCI G3, ETH Zurich

Mankin Lab Page

 

April: Reinhard Lührmann - Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

TBA

01.04.2019, 16:30, DCB EG16, University of Bern
02.04.2019, 16:00, HCI G3, ETH Zurich

Lührmann Lab Page

 

May: Michaela Frye - University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

"RNA methylation in controlling gene expression during stem cell differentiation"

13.05.2019, 16:30, DCB EG16, University of Bern
14.05.2019, 16:00, HCI G3, ETH Zurich

Frye Lab Page

 

 

Past Seminars 2017/2018

October: Chuan He - Department of Chemistry and Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, The University of Chicago,Chicago, USA

"RNA methylation in gene expression regulation"

30.10.2017, University of Bern
31.10.2017, ETH Zurich

Website He Lab

November: Mariano Garcia-Blanco - University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, USA
Invited by the PhD students of the RNA Biology PhD Program

"Flaviviral RNAs and host innate immunity: a love-hate relationship" 

13.11.2017, University of Bern
14.11.2017, ETH Zurich

Website Garcia-Blanco Lab

December: Bertrand Séraphin - Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology, Strasbourg, France

"Starting from the ends: from eukaryotic mRNA decay mechanisms to diseases"

04.12.2017, University of Bern
05.12.2017, ETH Zurich

Website Séraphin Lab

February: Fátima Gebauer - Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain

“Role of RNA binding proteins in cancer progression“

26.02.2018, University of Bern
27.02.2018, ETH Zurich

Website Gebauer Lab

April: Gene Yeo - Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA

Understanding and engineering protein-RNA interactions for human therapeutics

09.04.2018, University of Bern
12.04.2018, ETH Zurich

Website Yeo Lab

 

May: Michelle Hastings - Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, USA

"RNA Therapeutics: Splice-switching Antisense Oligonucleotides for the Treatment of Neurological Disease"

07.05.2018, University of Bern
08.05.2018, ETH Zurich

Website Hastings Lab

May: Leemor Joshua-Tor - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Cold Spring Harbor, USA

“Mad about U: regulating the let7 pre-miRNA“

14.05.2018, University of Bern
15.05.2018, ETH Zurich

Joshua-Tor Lab Page

Past Seminars 2016/2017

September: Maurice Swanson - Dept. of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

"RNA-mediated Disease Mechanisms"

26.09.2016,University of Bern
27.09.2016,ETH Zurich

Website Swanson Lab

October: Jeffrey Kieft - Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Colorado, Denver, USA

"Structured, dynamic viral RNAs and the ancient art of molecular warfare"

03.10.2016, University of Bern
04.10.2016, ETH Zurich

Website Kieft Lab

October: Sarah Woodson - Department of Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

"Hfq chaperone keeps non-coding RNAs on the move"

24.10.2016, University of Bern
25.10.2016, ETH Zurich

Website Woodson Lab

November: Pascale Romby - Architecture et Réactivité de l'ARN, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, IBMC, Strasbourg, France

"Multiple regulatory RNAs in Staphylococcus aureus coordinate stress responses and metabolism adaptation to virulence gene expression"

14.11.2016, University of Bern
15.11.2016, ETH Zurich

Website Romby Lab

February: Irene Bozzoni - Department of Biology and Biotechnology Charles Darwin, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

"RNA-mediated regulatory circuitries in normal and pathological muscle function"

20.02.2017, University of Bern
21.02.2017, ETH Zurich

Website Bozzoni Lab

March: Brenda Bass - Department of Biochemistry, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA

"ADARs, Dicer, and the dsRNAome"

27.03.2017, University of Bern
28.03.2017, ETH Zurich

Website Bass Lab

April: Tom Cech - Department of Chemistry &Biochemistry, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Bern:"The RNP World: Telomerase and Cancer"
Zurich & Lausanne:"Long Noncoding RNAs and Epigenetic Gene Silencing"

03.04.2017, University of Bern
04.04.2017, ETH Zurich
05.04.2017, EPF Lausanne

Website Cech Lab

April: Christopher Burge - Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA

"The impact of RNA sequence and structural context on protein binding"

24.04.2017, University of Bern
25.04.2017, ETH Zurich

Website Burge Lab

May: Juan Valcarcel - Centre for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona, Spain

"Networks of alternative splicing regulation in cancer"

08.05.2017, University of Bern
09.05.2017, ETH Zurich

Website Valcarcel Lab

May: Stuart Wilson - University of Sheffield, UK
Invited by the PhD students of the RNA Biology PhD Program

"Nuclear retention and export mechanisms for RNA in humans" 

15.05.2017, University of Bern
16.05.2017, ETH Zurich

Website Wilson Lab

Past Seminars 2015/2016

October: Renée Schroeder - Max F. Perutz Laboratories, Vienna, Austria

"Natural RNA-polymerase aptamers that control transcription"

26.10.2015, University of Bern
27.10.2015, ETH Zurich

Website Schroeder Lab

November: Melissa Moore - University of Massachusetts Medical School and HHMI, Worcester, USA

"Spliceosome and mRNP Structure Function and Dynamics"

16.11.2015, University of Bern
17.11.2015, ETH Zurich

Website Moore Lab

December: Jernej Ule - Department of Molecular Neuroscience, University College London, UK

Bern: "Regulation of gene expression by retrotransposon-derived RNA elements"
Zurich: "Understanding the secondary structure of full-length mRNAs"

30.11.2015, University of Bern
1.12.2015, ETH Zurich

Website Ule Lab

February: Rachel Green - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and HHMI, Baltimore, USA

"Connections between ribosome function and mRNA stability revealed by biochemistry and ribosome profiling"

22.02.2016, University of Bern
23.02.2016, ETH Zurich

Website Green Lab

March: Kiyoshi Nagai - MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

"Architecture and evolution of the spliceosome"

14.03.2016, University of Bern
15.03.2016, ETH Zurich

Website Nagai Lab

April: Muthiah Manoharan - Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, USA

"RNAi Therapeutics: From Base-Pairs to Bedside utilizing Chemistry"

18.04.2016, University of Bern
19.04.2016, ETH Zurich

Website Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

May: Karla Neugebauer - Yale University, New Haven, USA

"Cross-regulation between transcription and pre-mRNA splicing in vivo"

30.05.2016, University of Bern
31.05.2016, ETH Zurich

Website Neugebauer Lab

Past Seminars 2014/2015

September: Adrian R. Ferré-D'Amaré - NIH, Bethesda, USA

"Ribosome-free tRNA-mRNA recognition: regulation of gene expression by the T-box riboswitch"

15.09.2014, University of Bern
16.09.2014, ETH Zurich

Website Ferré-D'Amaré Lab

November: Joan A. Steitz - Yale University and HHMI, New Haven, USA

"Noncoding RNAs; with a viral twist"

03.11.2014, University of Bern
04.11.2014, ETH Zurich

Website Steitz Lab

December: V. Narry Kim - Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

"Regulation of MicroRNA Biogenesis"

15.12.2014, University of Bern
16.12.2014, ETH Zurich

Website Kim Lab

February: Javier Caceres - MRC Human Genetics Unit & University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

"MicroRNA biogenesis and function"

23.02.2015, University of Bern
24.02.2015, ETH Zurich,

Website Caceres Lab

April: Allan S. Jacobson - University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA

"Genetic nonsense: from bench to bedside"

27.04.2015, University of Bern
28.04.2015, ETH Zurich,

Website Jacobson Lab

May: Ronald Micura - Institute of Organic Chemistry, CMBI, Universities of Innsbruck, Austria

"RNA chemistry - From ribozymes to riboswitches to novel RNA modifications"

18.05.2015, University of Bern
19.05.2015, ETH Zurich

Website Micura Lab