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As a response to the Sars-COV-2 pandemic, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) made a special call for research on coronaviruses. One of the projects selected for funding is the collaborative project by the NCCR RNA & Disease groups of Sebastian Leidel, Ramesh Pillai and Volker Thiel...

As of the beginning of May 2020, Volker Thiel joined the NCCR RNA & Disease as a Full Principal Investigator and Ataman Sendoel as a Junior Principal Investigator.

Volker Thiel is Full Professor for Veterinary Virology at the Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern and Head of Virology at the...

Press Release / Medienmitteilung / Communiqués de presse Universität Bern
Researchers in virology and veterinary bacteriology at the University of Bern have cloned the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). The synthetic clones are being used by research groups worldwide to test corona samples, find...

FMI News Article
Genes that time the transition to adulthood are well-studied in the roundworm C. elegans, and at least partially conserved in mammals, where they regulate the onset of puberty. Juvenile worms turn into adults when a protein called LIN-29 accumulates in sufficient amounts. By...

IRB News Article
A research team led by the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) in Bellinzona, affiliated to the Università della Svizzera italiana, has identified a molecular network required to balance the responses of human lymphocytes. The activities of these immune cells must be...

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Basel
A research team has uncovered a genetic signature that enables cells to adapt their protein production according to their state. The researchers of the University of Basel’s Biozentrum report in “Genome Biology” that this newly discovered mechanism...

Welcome to Roger Geiger as a new associate member of the NCCR RNA & Disease.

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Bern
It is estimated that the number of cancer cases worldwide will double by 2040. This makes the search for genes that cause cancer even more important. A team of researchers from the University of Bern and Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, has now...

FMI News Article
RNA decay plays a fundamental role in gene expression by controlling the quality and quantity of messenger RNAs. However, it has proved difficult to study and is still shrouded in mystery. Scientists from the Bühler group now uncovered key targets, components and functions of...

Press Release / Medienmitteilung Universität Basel
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Sjöberg Prize 2020 jointly to Prof. Michael N. Hall, Biozentrum of the University of Basel, and Prof. David M. Sabatini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. The two scientists...