Projects and project groups

Part A, improving methods for RNA research:


  • A1 (Harald Schwalbe) – Conformational dynamics of RNA regulation elements studied by NMR spectroscopy
  • A2 (Beatrix Süß) – Development and characterization of engineered riboswitches
  • A3 (Thomas Prisner) – Structure and conformational flexibility of RNA studied by EPR spectroscopy
  • A6 (Alexander Heckel) – Light-responsive riboswitches and miRNA activity
  • A7 (Josef Wachtveitl) – Molecular dynamics of RNA model systems studied by time-resolved optical and IR spectroscopy
  • A8 (Mike Heilemann & Erin Schuman) – Quantitative mapping of synaptic molecules within single neurons using correlated super-resolution and electron microscopy
  • A9 (Gerhard Hummer) – Molecular Simulations of RNA Folding and Function
  • A10 (Björn Corzilius) – RNA structure elucidation using site-specific dynamic nuclear polarization in the solid state

Part B,  investigating relevant RNA systems:

  • B2 (Stefanie Dimmeler) – Hypoxia controlled non-coding RNAs
  • B3 (H. Ulrich Göringer) – Genome-wide analysis of RNA-recognition elements in African trypanosomes
  • B5 (Achilleas Frangakis) – Analysis of RNA polymerase I dependant transcription by cryo electron tomography
  • B7 (Robert Tampé) – Control of mRNA translation and ribosome recycling by ABCE1
  • B9 (Enrico Schleiff) – RNA and protein elements regulating the biogenesis of the small ribosomal subunit in plants
  • B10 (Jens Wöhnert) – Structure and function of ribosome biogenesis factors and their functional complexes with ribosomal RNAs and RNPs
  • B11 (Erin Schuman & Alexander Heckel) – New tools to study the dynamics of RNA and RNP distribution in neuronal cells
  • B12 (Martin Hengesbach) – Structural dynamics of H/ACA ribonucleoproteins studied by single molecule Förster resonance energy transfer spectroscopy
  • B13 (Michaela Müller-McNicoll & Katharina Zarnack) – Comprehensive functional analysis of individual SR proteins and their roles in alternative polyadenylation and nuclear splicing surveillance
  • B14 (Julia E. Weigand) – Splicing regulation by conserved structural elements in the UTRs of human mRNAs
  • B15 (Andreas Krueger) – Molecular mechanisms of T-cell regeneration by miRNAs after stem cell transplantations