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The May issue of the Chimia journal is a topcal issue on the NCCR RNA & Disease. Member and associate member groups contributed eight review articles.

We would like to welcome Karsten Weis as a new associate member of the NCCR RNA & Disease.

An interview with Jennifer Doudna was published in German in the Folio magazine of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. This month's edition is on the topic of heredity. The interview was conducted in the context of Jennifer Doudna's visit to Switzerland in March 2019 as a speaker in the NCCR's seminar series....

Today the sixth year of operations of the NCCR RNA & Disease started. We would like to thank everybody who contributed to the network's progress over the years.

For a look back at the first phase (2014-2018) check out the retrospect article and the interview with the co-directors orginally...

Applications can now be submitted for the Predoc Program RNA & Disease Switzerland 2019 Call:

The program offers to prospective PhD students the possibility to explore different research directions and environments by performing 3 rotations of 4 months each in participating labs of the NCCR RNA &...

Circadian clock transcripts show abundant translation of upstream open reading frames (uORFs), and cells deficient for the translation reinitiation factor DENR display shortened circadian period. A study published in Nucleic Acids Research by the Gatfield lab (University of Lausanne), in...

The Jinek and Kutay labs recently joined forces to gain functional, mechanistic and structural insights on the RNA helicase DHX37 and how it is activated by UTP14 during ribosome assembly. By determining the crystal structure of DHX37 bound to a single-stranded RNA substrate, the study provides...

FMI News Article
Puberty is a period of extensive changes of body morphology and function. As much as we are familiar with these life-altering changes, relatively little is known about what sets the whole process in motion. Thanks to studies in the tiny worm C. elegans, the group of Helge Grosshans...

FMI News Article
Epigenetic memory of transcriptional gene silencing has been observed in several organisms. However, it was not known whether mechanisms exist that convey transgenerational memory of a silencing “experience”, without silencing the gene permanently. The Bühler group has now found...

The RNA Society announced that its 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Adrian Krainer (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory). Adrian Krainer and his co-workers made seminal discoveries in the field of alternative splicing. Their contributions were essential for the development of the drug Spinraza for...