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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 2019 taking place in Zurich for aspiring entrepreneurs in science & technology...

The 21st edition of the Swiss RNA Workshop will take place on January 24, 2020 at the University of Bern, UniS, A003 starting at 09:15.

This year's keynotes will be delivered by Reinhard Lührmann (MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, Lab Website) and Nicholas Luscombe (Francis Crick...

The Zavolan updated their PolyASite web resource, which is based on a curated dataset of polyadenylation sites in human, mouse and worm genomes.The publication describing the update went online at Nucleic Acids Research.

Abstract:
Generated by 3' end cleavage and polyadenylation at alternative...

The Stoffel lab (ETH Zurich) in collaboration with the Tuschl lab (Rockefeller University) discovered that the RNA binding protein A1CF regulates the activities of important metabolic enzymes through controlling which of the alternatively spliced isoforms is expressed. The publication entitled "The...

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Bern
The complexity of molecular structures in the cell is amazing. Having achieved great success in elucidating these structures in recent years, biologists are now taking on the next challenge: to find out more about how they are constructed. A joint...

A Current Opinion in Structural Biology article by the labs of Martin Jinek and Lori Passmore discusses recent advances made in gaining mechanistic insights into mRNA 3'-end processing. The article is part of a themed issue on protein nucleic acid interactions edited by Frédéric Allain and Martin...

They’re pursuing their passions, and can delve deeply into their chosen topic. Should doctoral students be able to regard their research as a regular job?

FMI News Article
The organization of chromatin in the three-dimensional space is complex and requires the help of many proteins, including CTFC. Researchers from the group of Marc Bühler have identified a new player in the process: the transcription factor ADNP. In a recent study, they show that...

The NCCR RNA & Disease seeks for up to 2 young group leaders with innovative research projects to become Junior Principal Investigators of the NCCR RNA & Disease. Junior NCCR Principal Investigators will receive funding for a Ph.D. position and they will become a member of the NCCR RNA & Disease...

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Basel
Protein variations that result from the process of alternative splicing control the identity and function of nerve cells in the brain. This allows organisms to build a highly complex neuronal network with only a limited number of genes. The study...