All information updated in 2018

Guest Speaker – Krzysztof Sobczak

On Thursday, 15.11.2018, 5.15 pm

 
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Sobczak, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań / Poland, will give an SFB 902 lecture

Transcriptome changes caused by toxic RNA in myotonic dystrophy“.Venue: TU Darmstadt, Campus Botanischer Garten, lecture hall: B101/52

Guests are welcome!
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5. RMU-RNA SALON 2018

Dear friends of RNA,

we are happy to announce the 5. RMU-RNA Salon event “Genomics approaches in RNA Biology”.

5. RMU-RNA Salon – Flyer

The RMU-RNA Salon is designed as a series of mini-symposia to bring together scientists interested in RNA biology within the Rhine-Main area to increase the awareness for available methods and to fuel the interactions:

When: Wednesday, October 24th 2018, 12:30 am – 6:30 pm

Where: Biomedizinisches Forschungszentrum (BMFZ) Marburg

Keynote:

Katja Strässer (IBC, JLU Gießen) – mRNA packaging & export

Presenting groups:

Arnold Grünweller (IPC, PU Marburg) – RNA viruses

Aline Koch (IPP, JLU Gießen) – RNAi in plants

Julien Bethune (BZH, Uni Heidelberg) – RBPs & endomembranes

Andreas Krueger (IMM, GU Frankfurt) – miRNAs & T-cell development

Marcel Schulz (ICR, GU Frankfurt) – Systems Biology

Jennifer Winter (IHG, JGU Mainz) – miRNAs & neuronal development

Please register for free at http://bit.do/RMU-RNA-Salon5 !

We cordially invite you to present your own research and meet with the speakers.

Abstracts for short talks and posters are welcome!

Guest Speaker – Boris Eliseev

Next week – on Friday, 7th September 201812:30 h s.t.

 
Dr. Boris Eliseev, EMBL, Grenoble / France, will give a lecture
in a joint SFB 902 & SFB 807 seminar:

„Structure of a human cap-dependent 48S translation pre-initiation complex“.
Venue: Biocenter N100, Lecture Hall B3 / Campus Riedberg
Guests are welcome!

Guest Speaker – Lukas Sušac

On Friday, 31st August 201812:30 h s.t.

Dr. Lukas Sušac, University of California, Los Angeles / USA, will give a lecture
in a joint CEF, SFB 902 & SFB 807 seminar:

„Structure of Telomerase with Telomeric DNA“.
Venue: Biocenter / Campus Riedberg, seminar room 015 / N100
Guests are welcome!

Understanding RNA-based Regulation in Cells -Registration NOW open!!

SFB 902 Symposium – 29.+30.08.2018

Otto-Stern-Zentrum, Campus Riedberg

Registration

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Publication – Fürtig, Schwalbe

Conformational switch in the ribosomal protein S1 guides unfolding of structured RNAs for translation initiation.

N.S. Qureshi, S. Sreeramulu, J.K. Bains, H. Schwalbe*, B. Fürtig*

Nucleic Acids Res. in press

 

Publication – Wöhnert

Adenine protonation  enables c-di-GMP binding to cyclic-GAMP sensing riboswitches.

H. Keller, A. K. Weickhmann, T. Bock, J. Wöhnert.
RNA. 2018

Full publication here: Adenine protonation enables cyclic-di-GMP binding to cyclic-GAMP sensing riboswitches.

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Publication – Wöhnert

An intricate balance of hydrogen bonding, ion atmosphere and
dynamics facilitates a seamless uracil to cytosine substitution in the
U-turn of the neomycin-sensing riboswitch.

M. Krepl, J. Vögele, H. Kruse, E. Duchardt-Ferner, J. Wöhnert, J.
Sponer.
Nucleic Acids Res. 2018

Full publication here: An intricate balance of hydrogen bonding, ion atmosphere and dynamics facilitates a seamless uracil to cytosine substitution in the U-turn of the neomycin-sensing riboswitch

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Publication – Göringer

The OB-fold proteins of the Trypanosoma brucei editosome execute RNA-chaperone activity,

C. Voigt, M. Dobrychłop, E. Kruse, A. Czerwoniec, J. M. Kasprzak, P. Bytner, C. Del Campo, W-M. Leeder, J. M. Bujnicki, H. U. Göringer.
Nucleic Acids Research. 2018

Full publication here: The OB-fold proteins of the Trypanosoma brucei editosome execute RNA-chaperone activity

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Practical Course: From Ensembles to Single-Molecule Analysis – Modern Methods of RNP Analysis, 8-12 October 2018, Regensburg

The biology of ribonucleoprotein particles (RNPs) is an important and quickly expanding area of current life science research. Especially for young and less experienced researchers in this field it is often difficult to keep an overview over and to identify and select the optimal combination of analytical tools required to solve their various questions.

Therefore, the Graduate Research Academy RNA Biology organizes a practical course for PhD students with the aim to introduce the participants to a selection of innovative new approaches and state-of-the-art methodology in RNP biology research. Participants will receive hands-on training by renowned experts in the field and have the possibility to discuss their own research projects with invited speakers and local experts to further their own research projects.

In addition to the scientific excellence of the invited speakers the practical course builds on a strong local methodological expertise since all of the presented techniques are actively used by at least one research team within the Collaborative Research Center SFB960 (www.sfb960.de).

The practical course “From Ensembles to Single-Molecule Analysis – Modern Methods of RNP Analysis” will take place from 8 to 12 October 2018 in Regensburg. Course attendance is free. Registration deadline is 15 July 2018.

For further information and for registration please visit following website: https://www.rnabiology-regensburg.de/index.php?browse=150

Publication – Heckel, Schwalbe

Chemo-enzymatic synthesis of position-specifically modified RNA for biophysical studies including light control and NMR spectroscopy.

Schwalbe H, Keyhani S, Goldau T, Blümler A, Heckel A.
Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2018

Full publication here: Chemo-enzymatic synthesis of position-specifically modified RNA for biophysical studies including light control and NMR spectroscopy.

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Publication – Heilemann

Correlative Single-Molecule FRET and DNA-PAINT Imaging.

Deußner-Helfmann NS, Auer A, Strauss MT, Malkusch S, Dietz MS, Barth HD, Jungmann R, Heilemann M.
Nano Lett. 2018

Full publication here: Correlative Single-Molecule FRET and DNA-PAINT Imaging

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4. RMU-RNA SALON 2018

4. Mini-Symposium “Molecular mechanisms of posttranscriptional regulation” on methods to study processing, structure, and translation of mRNAs as well as non-coding RNAs in disease-related contexts.

Keynote Speaker:

  • Stefanie Dimmeler (ICR, GU Frankfurt) – non-coding RNAs

Guest speaker:

  • Veronika Herzog (IMBA, Vienna) – metabolic RNA-seq

more information available on the Homepage of the IMB, Mainz

Rolf Sammet Guestprofessorship 2018: Eric Westhof

RNA – Chemistry and Architecture
May 21—25 | 2018

 

more info: Sammet Homepage of the Goethe University

 

Guest Speaker – Konrad Förstner

Konrad Förstner, Head of the Core Unit Systems Medicine
Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg will give a talk titled:

Translating high-throughput sequencing data into biological insights

Thursday, 03th May 2018
17.15 pm

Technische Universität Darmstadt

Campus Botanischer Garten, N101/lecture hall 52

PI workshop 3rd funding period

On April 16th 6 17th, all PIs of the SFB 902 are presenting and discussing their ideas and projects for the 3rd SFB 902 funding period.

April, 16th: 11 am, Biozentrum Campus Riedberg, N100/0.15

April 17th: 11 am, Biozentrum Campus Riedberg, N100/B3

Guest Speaker – Kwaku Dayie

Kwaku Dayie
University of Maryland

What is the big deal about ‘invisible’ RNA conformational states in Biology?

Thursday, 29th March 2018
4.00 pm

Goethe-University Frankfurt

Campus Riedberg, N100/lecture hall B2

Guest Speaker – Dr. Sabine Brantl

Dr. Sabine Brantl
AG Bakteriengenetik, Universität Jena

Small RNAs and small peptides

Tuesday, 27th March 2018
3.00 pm

Goethe-University Frankfurt

Campus Riedberg, N100/lecture hall B2

Conference – 5th Meeting of Regulating with RNA in Bacteria & Archaea

The 5th Meeting of Regulating with RNA in Bacteria & Archaea
will take place in
March 19-22, 2018 • Seville/Spain
more information here

IRTG Winter School

This year’s Winter School will take place in Altglashütten, Schwarzwald, from March 4th to 8th.

Exciting talks, fun in the snow and  intensive interactions will hopefully lead to an enjoyable event and, eventually, to successful PhD projects

Please register here

EMBO course – iCLIP: Genomic views of protein-RNA interactions

Dear friends of RNA,

we are happy to announce the third edition of our EMBO course “iCLIP: Genomic views of protein-RNA interactions’, which will take place at the CRG in Barcelona from June 3rd to June 9th, 2018.

The course is targeted to Junior researchers (mainly PhDs and Postdocs) who are interested in Protein/RNA interactions.

We would be grateful  if you could forward this email to interested colleagues.

Registration deadline is March 1st 2018.

You can find more info about the course here

RNA Club

Dear friends of RNA,

The next RNA Club will take place on February, 28th at 5 pm.

Room and program will be announced soon (www.rnaclub.de).

We hope to see you there and discuss over beer and Pizza.

Michaela & Beatrix

contact for more info:
Michaela Müller-McNicoll (Ph.D.)
http://www.bio.uni-frankfurt.de/52678296/Group

Guest Speaker – Dr. Zasha Weinberg

Dr. Zasha Weinberg
Department of Computer Science, Leipzig University

Computational discovery of novel classes of bacterial non-coding RNAs

Thursday, 8th February 2018
12.30 pm
TU Darmstadt, lecture hall: B261/102

Abstract: The discovery of new classes of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) can reveal information about the biological processes that involve these ncRNAs as well as yielding general insights into RNA biochemistry and gene regulation. Riboswitch RNAs directly sense a metabolite and regulate genes accordingly. We devised a strategy to find riboswitches that have evolved specificity to a new metabolite ligand. Such specificity changes are well known in proteins, but only a few examples are known in RNA. I will also describe a more general search strategy for novel structured ncRNAs on a multi-genome/metagenome scale. This search revealed 224 novel ncRNAs of various types. I will also show computational predictions that have been experimentally confirmed.

 

Publication – Prisner, Sigurdsson

A semi-rigid isoindoline-derived nitroxide spin label for RNA.

Gophane DB, Endeward B, Prisner T F, and Sigurdsson ST.
Org. Biomol. Chem, 2018 Advance Article.

Full publication here: A semi-rigid isoindoline-derived nitroxide spin label for RNA

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Publication – Süß

Riboswitching with ciprofloxacin—development and characterization of a novel RNA regulator

Groher F, Bofill-Bosch C, Schneider C, raun J, Jager S, Geißler K, Hamacher K, Süß B.
Nucleic Acids Research, 2018 Jan 13.

Full publication here: Riboswitching with ciprofloxacin—development and characterization of a novel RNA regulator

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Gender Equality – Postdoc-Fokus-Programm für unabhängige Forschungsanträge

The office for Gender Consulting of the Goethe University announces a program for Early-Career-Researchers. It covers third-party funding applications up to 6 years after earning the doctorate, child-care off-times are considered.

Deadline is January 19th, 2018.

Find more info here:

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