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551-1409-00L  RNA Biology Lecture Series II: Non-coding RNAs: Biology and Therapeutics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2017
LecturersJ. Hall, M. Stoffel, further lecturers
Periodicitytwo-yearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish

AbstractThis course covers aspects of RNA biology related to the functions of non-coding RNAs as well as their use as drugs to treat diseases.
ObjectiveThe students should get familiar with the wide array of roles, which non-coding RNAs play in cellular functions.
ContentMicro RNAs; computational approaches to miRNAs; micro RNA function in metabolism; viruses and viral RNAs; nucleic acid-based drugs; ncRNA-mediated genome regulation; epigenetic programming of genome remodelling in ciliates; telomerase and telomeres; tRNA biology.
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic knowledge of cell and molecular biology.