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A publication by the Marques lab on "The activity of human enhancers is modulated by the splicing of their associated lncRNAs" has been published by the Marques lab in PLoS Computational Biology.

Through the use of genetic screens the Thiel lab and collaborators identified host factors which are required for Corona virus replication and conserved among several Corona viruses including SARS-CoV-2. Moreover, they could show that two approved drugs targeting a family of conserved host factors…

The Mühlemann lab developed a new experimental approach to develop in vitro translation lysates from human cells using dual centrifugation, which allows for reproducible lysis conditions without the usage of detergents. Their method has been published in a publication in RNA Biology " Production of…

IVI News Release
In order to fight the pandemic in the long term, it is crucial to understand why one variant prevails over another. An international study conducted by the Institute of Virology and Immunology and the University of Bern, in collaboration with the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institut in…

Welcome to Donald Hilvert as a new associate member of the NCCR RNA & Disease.

The Polacek in collaboration with the Limbach lab investigated the role of the ho5C2501 23S rRNA modification of the E. Coli ribosome and found out that under oxidative stress benefits the bacteria by reducing protein synthesis. Their findings have been published in an article in Nucleic Acids…

We welcome Maria Escura Pérez (Allain lab, ETHZ) as the new PhD student representative and Esther Griesbach (Chao lab, FMI) as the new Postdoc representative of the NCCR RNA & Disease.  They succeed Esteban Finol (Allain lab, ETHZ) and Rajani Gudipatti (Grosshans lab, FMI) who stepped down as…

We would like to congratulate Stefanie Jonas (Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics, ETH Zurich) and Roger Geiger (Institute for Research in Biomedicine, USI, Bellinzona) for having been selected as EMBO Young Investigators starting from January 2022! “They have already demonstrated…

The Polacek lab discovered that a specific rRNA expansion segment of the yeast ribosome recruits three tRNA synthetases. However, deletion of this segment did neither significantly alter ribosome biogenesis & translation nor the activity of these tRNA synthetases raising the possiblity that they…

The Polymenidou lab in collaboration with the Stahlberg and Lashley groups investigated the seeding and fibril properties of two different pathological FTLD-TDP aggregates. Their findings have been published in EMBO Reports in an article entitled "FTLD-TDP assemblies seed neoaggregates with…