All information updated in 2019

Summer School on Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Synthetic Biology

28th July – 2nd of August 2019, Würzburg, Germany:

The faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the University of Würzburg (Germany) will organize an International Summer School on Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Synthetic Biology from 28th July – 2nd of August 2019 (

The scientific program offers lectures and workshops on various topics in the field of nucleic acids research, with a focus on functional nucleic acids and synthetic as well as natural DNA and RNA modifications. The school is aimed at advanced Master’s as well as Ph.D. students or postdocs. You and your research group may be interested in the topics presented, so I wanted to inform you about the Summer School (see attached Poster).

We would be delighted to welcome your students to Würzburg. Students will also have the chance to present their research projects on posters, and some abstracts will be selected for short talks. The summer school is free of charge (excluding accommodation) and enrolled participants can earn a certificate for active participation in the summer school.

If you have any questions or need further information please feel free to contact us:

Summer School on Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Synthetic Biology
Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
University of Wuerzburg
Am Hubland, D-97074 Wuerzburg
Fon: +49(0)931 31 81813
Fax: +49(0)931 31 84607
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Aptamers in Bordeaux – June 28-29 2019 – International Conference

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IRTG Summer School

The last Summer School of the SFB 902’s 2nd funding period will take place in Bayreuth from June 24th to June 28th.
We are looking forward to 4 days of scientific program, guest speaker Claus Dieter Kuhn and an exceptional free time adventure!
35 places available, first come first serve – register now!



6th RNA Salon

The 6th RNA Salon will take place on April 8th, 2019 — 12:30 pm 

Venue: FIAS Campus Riedberg — Room 0.100

6. RMU-RNA Salon – Flyer(1)


Presenting groups:

Reinier Boon (ICR, GU Frankfurt) – lncRNAs & aging

Sven Danckwardt (CTH, JGU Mainz) – alternative polyadenylation

Christoph Dieterich (DZHK, Heidelberg) – computational RNA biology

Martin Hengesbach (IOCCB, GU Frankfurt) – dynamics of RNA modifications

Meike Saul (Biology, TU Darmstadt) – extracellular RNAs

Jennifer Winter (IHG, JGU Mainz) – miRNAs & neurobiology

We have also 4 Short talks from selected abstracts! The best talk will win a price sponsored by GeneXPro!

Please register until thursday, 4.4.2019 for free at!

We cordially invite you to stay for diner and meet with the speakers.


Michaela Müller-McNicoll (Ph.D.)

Juniorprofessor “RNA Regulation in Higher Eukaryotes”

Cluster of Excellence Macromolecular Complexes (CEF)
Goethe University Frankfurt
Institute for Cell Biology and Neuroscience
Max-von-Laue-Str. 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main

Tel: 069 798 42079

SYNPEP – ERC Grant for Helge Bode

Press release Goethe University


GRADE-Trainingsprogramm für das Sommersemester 2019 online

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

liebe Programmkoordinatorinnen, liebe Programmkoordinatoren,

hiermit möchte ich Sie darüber informieren, dass das neue GRADE-Trainingsprogramm für das Sommersemester 2019 nun online ist.

Auch diesmal enthält das Programm eine Reihe bewährter Workshops sowie neue Themen, die wir in diesem Semester anbieten möchten. Zudem finden Sie in unserer Übersicht alle universitätsweite Angebote für Promovierende und Postdocs.

Alle Informationen zum aktuellen Angebot finden Sie auf unserer Website unter dem Link:

Die Broschüre zum GRADE-Trainingsprogramm kann online über folgenden Link abgerufen werden:

Publication – Corzilius, Suess

Complex formation of the tetracycline‐binding aptamer investigated by specific cross‐relaxation under DNP.

V. Aladin,  M. Vogel,  R. Binder,  I. Burghardt,  B. Suess,  B. Corzilius.
Angewandte Chemie Int. Ed. 2019

Full publication here: Complex formation of the tetracycline‐binding aptamer investigated by specific cross‐relaxation under DNP

Abstract:  Read more …

RNA Club

Dear friends of RNA,

Save the date. The next RNA Club will take place on February, 27th at 5 pm.

Room: N260 / 313

The program will be announced very soon (

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

Michaela & Beatrix

Guest Speaker – Janosch Hennig

On Thursday, 07.02.2019, 4.00 pm


Janosch Hennig (EMBL, Heidelberg), will give an SFB 902 lecture:

„Structural insights into MLE-Unr-roX2 complex assembly during early
steps of Drosophila dosage compensation“
.Venue: TU Darmstadt, Campus Botanischer Garten, lecture hall: B101/52

Guests are welcome!

Guest Speaker – Amanda E. Hargrove

On Thursday, 17.01.2018, 4.15 pm

Prof. Amanda E. Hargrove, Duke University Medical School Durham, North Carolina, USA, will give an SFB 902 lecture

„Deciphering patterns in selective small molecule: RNA interactions“.

Venue: Goethe University, Campus Riedberg, Lecture Hall N100/B3

Guests are welcome!