All information updated in 2013

RNA-Methods Workshop at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften, Bad Homburg

Lecture Room Forschungskolleg.pngDate: Friday, 13/12/ till Saturday, 14/12/2013.

All participants are expected to register: Please, use THIS LINK.


The event will start at 12 am on Friday, followed by a get-to-gether dinner. On Saturday, the meeting will be closed around 4:30 pm. We aim at lively discussions with a collegial atmosphere, thus, we team up keynote speakers with PhD students/postdocs from Frankfurt.

The following Speakers confirmed their participation:

Fred Allain ETH Zürich
Hiroyuki Asanuma Nagoya University, Japan
Gerhard Hummer MPI Frankfurt
Günter Mayer University of Bonn
Gunter Meister University of Regensburg
Nina Morgner Goethe University
Michaela Müller-McNicoll Goethe University
Peter Qin University of California, USA
Marina Rodnina MPI Göttingen
Jirí Šponer Masaryk University, Brno
Jörg Vogel University of Würzburg

Information on accommodation: Hotel rooms for the speakers are organized, they are located at walking distance in Bad Homburg.

12 Dec – Talk by Albrecht Bindereif

albrechtProf. Albrecht Bindereif, Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen, gives a talk titled “Alternative splicing and circular RNAs: from protein-coding to non-coding RNAs”.

Thursday, 12/12/13 at 5:15 pm
TU Darmstadt, B1/01 Room 52
Host: Julia Weigand

Publication – Schwalbe, Heckel

Characterization of the conformational dynamics of bistable RNAs by equilibrium and non-equilibrium NMR methods.

Fürtig B, Reining A, Sochor F, Oberhauser EM, Heckel A, Schwalbe H. Curr. Prot. in Nucl. Acid Chem., 2013 Dec. Abstract Read more …

05 Dec – Talk by Hiroyuki Asanuma

m_asanumaProf. Hiroyuki Asanuma, Nagoya University (Japan), gives a talk titled “De Novo Design of Functional Oligonucleotide with Acyclic Threoninol and Serinol”.

Thursday, 05/12/13 at 5:00 pm
Biocenter, N100/B2 – Campus Riedberg
Host: Alexander Heckel
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28 Nov – Talk by Daniel Lafontaine

Daniel LafontaineProf. Daniel Lafontaine, Université de Sherbrooke (Canada), gives a talk titled “Dual-acting riboswitch control of translation initiation and mRNA decay”.

Thursday, 28/11/13 at 4:15 pm

Lecture B3, Biocenter, Campus Riedberg

Publication – Heckel

Spiropyran Photoswitches in the Context of DNA: Synthesis and Photochromic Properties.

Brieke C, Heckel A. Chemistry. 2013 Nov 11. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Heckel

Aptamer-guided caging for selective masking of protein domains.

Rohrbach F1, Schäfer F, Fichte MA, Pfeiffer F, Müller J, Pötzsch B, Heckel A, Mayer G. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2013 Nov 4. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Heckel, Dimmeler

Regulation der Angiogenese durch lichtinduzierbare AntimiRs.

Schäfer F, Wagner J, Knau A, Dimmeler S, Heckel A. Angew Chem 2013 Oct 31. Abstract Read more …

Publication – Schuman

The central dogma decentralized: new perspectives on RNA function and local translation in neurons.

Holt CE, Schuman EM. Neuron. 2013 Oct 30. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Suess

Monitoring the expression level of coding and non-coding RNAs using a TetR inducing aptamer tag.

Meitert J, Aram R, Wiesemann K, Weigand JE, Suess B. Bioorg Med Chem, 2013 Oct 15. Abstract Read more …


Oct 10-12: Joint CRC 960/902 Symposium

on behalf of Prof. Tschochner, University of Regensburg, we would like to announce the second symposium of our series:

Symposium on “RNP Biogenesis and Function” 2013 

Thon-Dittmer Palais | Regensburg
10 – 12 October 2013 Read more …

Publication – Tampé

In-situ spin labeling of his-tagged proteins: distance measurements under in-cell conditions.

Baldauf C, Schulze K, Lueders P, Bordignon E, Tampé R. Chemistry. 2013 Oct 4. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Wöhnert

Backbone resonance assignments for a homolog of the essential ribosome biogenesis factor Fap7 from P. horikoshii in its nucleotide-free and -bound forms.

Hellmich UA, Wöhnert J. Biomol NMR Assign. 2013 Oct. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Wöhnert, Schleiff

Essential ribosome assembly factor Fap7 regulates a hierarchy of RNA-protein interactions during small ribosomal subunit biogenesis.

Hellmich UA, Weis BL, Lioutikov A, Wurm JP, Kaiser M, Christ NA, Hantke K, Kötter P, Entian KD, Schleiff E, Wöhnert J. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 Sep 17. Abstract Read more …

Publication – Rother

Random mutagenesis identifies factors involved in formate-dependent growth of the methanogenic archaeon Methanococcus maripaludis.

Sattler C, Wolf S, Fersch J, Goetz S, Rother M. Mol Genet Genomics. 2013 Sep. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Schuman

Proteostasis in complex dendrites.

Hanus C, Schuman EM. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2013 Sep. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Wöhnert

Backbone and side chain NMR assignments for the ribosome assembly factor Nop6 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae

Wurm JP, Lioutikov A, Kötter P, Entian KD, Wöhnert J. Biomol NMR Assign. 2013 Aug 7. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Dimmeler, Suess

Regulation of miR-17-92a cluster processing by the microRNA binding protein SND1.

Heinrich EM, Wagner J, Krüger M, John D, Uchida S, Weigand JE, Suess B, Dimmeler S. FEBS Lett, 2013 Aug 2. Abstract Read more …

Publication – Heckel

Rapid synthetic access to caged RNA.

Rodrigues-Correia A, Stoess T, Wilhelm J, Berlin B, Heckel A. IJC-A. 2013 Aug. Abstract Read more …


Nature Publication – Schwalbe

Three-state mechanism couples ligand and temperature sensing in riboswitches.

Reining A, Nozinovic S, Schlepckow K, Buhr F, Fürtig B, Schwalbe H. Nature 2013 Jul 18. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Wöhnert

Recognition of two distinct elements in the RNA substrate by the RNA-binding domain of the T. thermophilus DEAD box helicase Hera.

Steimer L, Wurm JP, Linden MH, Rudolph MG, Wöhnert J, Klostermeier D. Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Jul. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Suess

Synthetic riboswitches for the conditional control of gene expression in Streptomyces coelicolor.

Rudolph MM, Vockenhuber MP, Suess B. Microbiology, 2013 Jul. Abstract Read more …


19 June – Talk by Jernej Ule

Prof. Jernej Ule, University College London, gives a talk titled “Structure and function of RNA-protein interactions, and their role in disease and evolution”“.

Wednesday, 19/06/13 at 11:00 am

Lecture Hall, MPI Brain Research

Mar 8 – RNA club with special focus on RNA labelling

This RNA-Club features RNA labelling techniques.

Wednesday, 08/05/13 at 5:00 pm

Campus Riedberg, Biozentrum N260/3.13

15 Apr – Talk by Snorri Sigurðsson

Prof. Snorri Sigurðsson, University of Iceland, gives a talk titled “Reporter groups for biophysical studies of nucleic acids: Spin labels and fluorophores“.

Monday, 15/04/13 at 5:15 pm

Biocenter N100, Lecture hall B3

Publication – Schuman

Axonal translation of β-catenin regulates synaptic vesicle assembly.

Taylor AM, Wu J, Tai HC, Schuman EM. J Neurosci, 2013 Mar 27. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Schuman

A mutant methionyl-tRNA synthetase from bacteria enables site-selective N-terminal labeling of proteins expressed in mammalian cells.

Ngo JT, Schuman EM, Tirrell DA. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2013 March 11. Abstract Read more …


22 Mar – Talk by Juli Feigon

Prof. Juli Feigon, University of California, Los Angeles, gives a talk titled ““The Architecture of Tetrahymena telomerase holoenzyme”“.

Friday, 22/03/13 at 5:00 pm

Chemical Inst., Lecture hall H2

Nature Publication – Dimmeler

MicroRNA-34a regulates cardiac ageing and function.

Boon RA, Iekushi K, Lechner S, Seeger T, Fischer A, Heydt S, Kaluza D, Tréguer K, Carmona G, Bonauer A, Horrevoets AJ, Didier N, Girmatsion Z, Biliczki P, Ehrlich JR, Katus HA, Müller OJ, Potente M, Zeiher AM, Hermeking H, Dimmeler S. Nature 2013 Mar 7. Abstract Read more …


20 Feb – Talk by Florian Heyd

Prof. Florian Heyd, Philipps-Universität Marburg, gives a talk titled “Alternative splicing during T cell activation regulates cytokine expression and shapes the secretory pathway“.

Wednesday, 20/02/13 at 5:00 pm

Campus Riedberg, Biozentrum N100/0.15

The Remarkable Neuron – Erin Schuman

Prof. Erin Schuman (B1), Director of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research presented her work at the TEDx Caltech conference.

On January 18, 2013, Caltech hosted TEDxCaltech: The Brain, a forward-looking celebration of humankind’s quest to understand the brain, by exploring the past, present and future of neuroscience. Erin Schuman presented her work on protein synthesis at the synapses. Her presentation was titled “The Remarkable Neuron” was recently put online and can be found on YouTube ( or on the website of TEDxCaltech. Read more …


06 Feb – Talk by Paul Rösch

Prof. Paul Rösch, Universität Bayreuth, gives a talk titled “How Nus-factors and transformer proteins regulate transcription and translation“.

New date: Wednesday, 06/02/13 at 5:00 pm

Campus Riedberg, Biozentrum N100/B3

Publication – Tampé

Tying up loose ends: ribosome recycling in eukaryotes and archaea.

Nürenberg E, Tampé R. Trends Biochem Sci. 2013 Feb. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Bohnsack, Schleiff

40S Ribosome Biogenesis Co-Factors Are Essential for Gametophyte and Embryo Development.

Missbach S, Weis BL, Martin R, Simm S, Bohnsack MT, Schleiff E. PLoS One, 2013 Jan 30. Abstract Read more …

Jan 17-18: Workshop on Research Funding and Career Development“

The target group of the workshop is Postdoctoral Women Researchers and Advanced Doctoral Candidates. Further information is given here.

The workshop will take place on January 17th / 18th 2013 in Jügelhaus 32 B, Campus Bockenheim, 10 am.

Read more …

14 Jan – Talk by Ronald Micura

Prof. Ronald Micura, Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck, gives a talk titled ““Riboswitch folding at single-molecule level”“.

Monday, 14/01/13 at 5:00 pm

Winterschool Obergurgl

Publication – Prisner

An algorithm to analyze PELDOR data of rigid spin label pairs.

Marko A, Prisner TF. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2013 Jan 14. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Tampé

Control of nanomolar interaction and in situ assembly of proteins in four dimensions by light.

Labòria N, Wieneke R, Tampé R. Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2013 Jan 14. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Bohnsack

DExD/H-box RNA helicases in ribosome biogenesis.

Martin R, Straub AU, Doebele C, Bohnsack MT. RNA Biol. 2013 Jan. Abstract Read more …


Publication – Prisner

Structure and conformational dynamics of RNA determined by pulsed EPR.

Krstić I, Marko A, Grytz CM, Endeward B, Prisner TF. As Chapter 11 in RNA Structure and Folding. 2013. Hrsg. v. Klostermeier, Dagmar und Hammann, Christian, deGruyter, (2013) ISBN: 978-3-11-028495-9A4.