RNA Biology Lecture Series

The aim of these lectures is to provide a comprehensive educational offering in the field of RNA Biology for MSc and PhD students. The NCCR RNA & Disease offers the unique chance to have lectures taught by leading experts in the field from five Swiss research institutions covering a wide range of aspects of RNA biology.

The lectures take place in the autumn semester and will alternate each year between the University of Bern and ETH Zurich.

Lecture Series I: Transcription & Processing & Translation (Autumn Semester 2020: ETH Zurich)

Thursdays, 15:45-17:30 via Zoom

Due to the new Covid-19 rules at ETHZ, the lecture will take place from now on via Zoom. Registered students can access the Zoom link via the course's Moodle page.

Course Catalogue ETH Zurich

  • 17.09.2020 & 24.09.2020 Frédéric Allain 
    Splicing, alternative splicing & RNA editing
  • 01.10.2020 Stefanie Jonas
    Transcription
  • 08.10.2020 Norbert Polacek 
    Ribozymes
  • 15.10.2020 Jeffrey Chao
    RNA localization
  • 22.10.2020 Ivo Zemp
    RNP biogenesis & nuclear export I
  • 29.10.2020 Ulrike Kutay
    RNP biogenesis & nuclear export II
  • 05.11.2020 Norbert Polacek 
    Translation regulation
  • 12.11.2020 Volker Thiel
    Coronavirus replication
  • 19.11.2020 & 26.11.2020 Nenad Ban 
    The ribosome structure & translation
  • 03.12.2020 David Gatfield
    Rhythmic transcriptome and proteome
  • 10.12.2020 & 17.12.2020 Oliver Mühlemann 
    Nonsense-mediated mRNA decay & mRNA turnover

The information provided here is not binding and subject to change.

Lecture Series II: Non-coding RNAs: Biology & Therapeutics (Autumn Semester 2020: University of Bern)

Thursdays, 16:15-18:00 via Zoom

Due to the new Covid-19 rules at the University of Bern, the lecture will take place from now on via Zoom. Registered students will receive the Zoom link provided by the lecturer before the class.

Course Catalogue University of Bern

    • 17.09.2020 & 24.09.2020 Markus Stoffel 
      Micro RNA function in metabolism
    • 01.10.2020 Magdalini Polymenidou
      RNA and neurodegeneration
    • 08.10.2020 Jacob Corn
      CRISPR-Cas genome editing I
    • 15.10.2020 Martin Jinek
      CRISPR-Cas genome editing II
    • 22.10.2020 & 29.10.2020 Jonathan Hall
      Nucleic acid-based drugs
    • 05.11.2020 Marc Bühler
      Small RNAs in eukaryotic genome regulation
    • 12.11.2020 & 19.11.2020 Mariusz Nowacki
      Epigenetic programming of genome remodelling in ciliates
    • 26.11.2020 Joachim Lingner 
      Telomerase and telomeres
    • 03.12.2020 Ramesh Pillai
      piRNA biogenesis & function
    • 10.12.2020 Sebastian Leidel
      tRNA biology
    • 17.12.2020 André Schneider
      Mitochondrial tRNA import

    The information provided here is not binding and subject to change.