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The brave new world of non-coding RNAs

(PresseBox) (Heidelberg, ) In cells from all organisms studied to date two different types of RNAs have been found: messenger RNAs (mRNAs), which are translated into proteins, and so-called non-protein-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), which are not translated into proteins but function at the level of the RNA itself. How many of these ncRNAs really exist in the genomes of model organisms and what are their functions?

By employing sophisticated selection procedures for experimentally identifying novel ncRNAs in various genomes my lab aims to separate the "transcriptional noise" from biologically functional ncRNAs. At the same time, we aim for elucidating the biological functions of ncRNAs, specifically as crucial genetic switches in the regulation of gene expression.

Distinguished Guest Speaker of the febit Science Lounge Webinar: Prof. Alexander Huettenhofer

Division of Genomics & RNomics at the Medical University - Biocenter in Innsbruck (Austria)
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
11:00 a.m. EST (5:00 p.m. CET)
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