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RNA Biology Lecture Series II: Non-coding RNAs: Biology and Therapeutics
Semester Autumn Semester 2017 Lecturers J. Hall,
further lecturers Periodicity two-yearly recurring course Language of instruction English
Abstract This course covers aspects of RNA biology related to the functions of non-coding RNAs as well as their use as drugs to treat diseases. Objective The students should get familiar with the wide array of roles, which non-coding RNAs play in cellular functions. Content Micro 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. http://www.nccr-rna-and-disease.ch/tiki-index.php?page=LectureSeries Prerequisites / Notice Basic knowledge of cell and molecular biology.