The Messenger - The NCCR RNA & Disease Newsletter

The Messenger is issued 3 times per year and features scientific highlights of the NCCR, portraits individual members, announces activities and news.

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The Messenger No. 8 / June 2018

Editorial
Ramesh Pillai
Interview with Chuan He
"There is no room for a zoo of modifications on mRNA"
Research highlights
Cleaving with preferences / How to undo splicing deficits / TRICK and TREAT
Technology platforms
High-Throughput Crystallization Platform / Structural Mass Spectrometry Platform
NCCR Retreat
Fostering the Network Spirit
Announcements
People, events, support grants and more 

The Messenger No. 7 / December 2017

Editorial
Norbert Polacek
Interview with Juan Valcárcel
"RNA should in a way be an icon of our culture."
Research highlights
It matters how we (or RNA) are born / Sending a second messenger
2nd NCCR RNA & Disease summer school
RNA & RNP architecture: from structure to function to disease
Public outreach Spreading scientific knowledge and passion
Bridging ideas
CSM lab retreat
Announcements
People, events, support grants and more

The Messenger No. 6 / July 2017

Message from the director’s desk
Oliver Mühlemann
Interview with Thomas R. Cech
"For them, it was a weird organism doing a weird thing"
Research highlights
Protein polymerization preventing pathological aggregation / CLIR sight on protein–RNA interactions
Stefanie Jonas
New NCCR RNA & Disease Junior PI
Announcements
People, events, support grants and more

The Messenger No. 5 / May 2017

Editorial
Frédéric Allain
Junior principal investigators of the NCCR RNA & Disease
Fostering the new generation of Swiss RNA researchers
Research highlights
A noncanonical way out of pluripotency / Identifying the drivers amongst the passengers
Unconscious bias
Detecting and mitigating bias
Announcements
People, events, support grants and more

The Messenger No. 4 / December 2016

Editorial
Oliver Mühlemann
Interview with Jonathan Hall
Exciting developments in the field of oligonucleotide drugs
Research highlights
Stop does not always mean stop / A protein as a “lock keeper”
Mobility grant
A great opportunity to build international connections
Announcements
People, events, support grants and more

The Messenger No. 3 / June 2016

Editorial
Thomas A. Cooper
Interview with Prof. Daniel Schümperli
"The field has kept on providing surprises and interesting things that nobody ever believed possible." 
Research highlights
Major role for minor spliceosome / Expanding the genome editing toolkit 
Equal opportunities
New support schemes for young scientists with family care duties
Announcements
People, events, support grants and more

The Messenger No. 2 / February 2016

Editorial
Witold Filipowicz
First Annual RNA & Disease Retreat
Where NCCR scientists inspire each other
Met in Kandersteg: Robert J. Schneider
The deeper we dig, the more surprises we find
Research highlights
Pioneering work from NCCR laboratories
Announcements
People, events, support grants and more

The Messenger No. 1 / November 2015

Editorial
Oliver Mühlemann
Technology platforms
Where expertise meets researcher's needs
Portraits
Welcome to associate members of the NCCR RNA & Disease
Looking back
50 years ago / 100 years ago
Announcements
People, events, support grants and more