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The next edition of the Swiss RNA Workshop is scheduled to take place on Friday, January 21, 2022, in Bern starting at 09:15.

This workshop aims to bring together graduate students, postdocs and principal investigators interested in diverse aspects of RNA research.

At the 2022 workshop, three…

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Bern
Researchers led by the Nobel Laureate Charles Rice of The Rockefeller University and Volker Thiel of the University of Bern and Institute of Virology and Immunology have developed a non-contagious model of SARS-CoV-2 that makes it easier, faster and…

Applications can be submitted for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in "Spatially Resolved Multidimensional Transcriptomics" based at the Institute of Pathology of the University of Bern. The appointed professor will also become a member of the NCCR RNA & Disease. Applications can be submitted…

Are you wondering if your invention/research is commercializable? Do you need to get a clear picture on how to pursue your business idea? Would you benefit from personalized guidance from experts? The bench2biz workshop 2020 taking place as a virtual event for aspiring entrepreneurs in science &…

As of today, Ramesh Pillai (University of Geneva) became the new co-delegate for Knowledge & Technology Transfer (KTT) of the NCCR RNA & Disease succeeding Rory Johnson, who moved from the University of Bern to the University College Dublin, Ireland.

The management thanks a lot Ramesh Pillai for…

The Stoffel lab in collaboration with the Schwank group investigated the role of miR-802 in cellular repropramming occuring during early pancreatitis and carcinogenesis, and conclude that targeting the miR-802-RhoA-F-Action network could be used to combat carcinogenesis. Their findings have been…

Review by the Johnson lab on "Designing libraries for pooled CRISPR functional screens of long noncoding RNAs" published in Mammalian Genomes.

Abstract
Human and other genomes encode tens of thousands of long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs), the vast majority of which remain uncharacterised.…

The Gatfield lab in collaboration with Henrik Kaessmann looked into the evolutationary conservation of circular RNAs in five mammalian genomes. They found that circular RNAs seem to not be widesspread functionally conserved. Their findings have been published in an articel entitled "Circular RNA…

The Zavolan lab developed a new computational tool for the analysis of alternative 3'-UTRs called SCUREL and used it to analyse data of human lung adenocarcinoma. The corresponding publication "Shortening of 3' UTRs in most cell types composing tumor tissues implicates alternative polyadenylation in…

The lab of Jonathan Hall in collaboration with the Allain, Bergmann and Zenobi labs investigated the influcence of Adenosine to Inosine substiutions on RNA structure, which are catalyzed in cells by ADAR enzymes. They found that introduction of inosines leads to the formation of G-quadruplexes…