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

SemesterAutumn Semester 2021
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. http://www.nccr-rna-and-disease.ch/tiki-index.php?page=LectureSeries
Prerequisites / NoticeBasic knowledge of cell and molecular biology.