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Welcome to Franka Voigt as a new associate member of the NCCR RNA & Disease!

The Jinek lab together with the Allain, Palermo labs and scientists from Caribou Biosciences investigated the off-target activity of Cas9. In total, they determined 19 crystal structures of Cas9 in complex with on- and off-targets DNAs. The structures and additional experiments allowed them to see…

The next Swiss RNA Workshop is scheduled to take place on Friday, January 27, 2023 in Bern starting at 09:15. The workshop will be at the UniS building of the University of Bern, which is located in close proximity to the Bern train station.

The following two reseachers from abroad accepted the…

Welcome to Rodrigo Reis as a new associate member of the NCCR RNA & Disease!

The seventeenth edition of the NCCR RNA & Disease Newsletter -The Messenger has been published.

Ciliates represent a unique system to study nuclear biology, as they have a micro- and a macronucleus. Formation of the macronucleus requires the excision of thousands of transposon related sequences, which is guided by small RNAs. The Nowacki lab could now show that in ciliates the excision of…

The Thiel lab with collaborators studied the phenotype of the SARS-CoV-2 variant Omicron-BA.1 in several models of infection and the contribution of the spike protein to this phenotype. These experiments included assessing the evasion of the immunity provided by mRNA vaccines desgined against the…

Joining forces with the Ciaudo and Hall labs, the Allain group (all three group ETHZ) gained structural insights into the unusual mode of RNA recognition by the Dead End protein complemented by biochemical and cellular experiments. The results were published in Nature Communications.

ETH News Article / Artikel
It is not only classical genes that determine our predisposition to obesity. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now shown that microRNA molecules play a central role in the regulation of body weight.

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