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Congratulations to DK RNA fellow Dhaarsini Koneswarakantha (group Martinez, MFPL) for receiving the prize for Best Elevator Talk at the EMBO Conference on Redox Biology 2017. (read more)

One more award for a DK RNA-associated student: Laura Gallego Valle (group A. Köhler, MFPL) received the L’Oreal Austria Fellowship for Young Female Scientists in Basic Research! (read more)

Congratulations to DK RNA fellows Aleksej Drino (MedUni Wien, group Schäfer) and Mostafa Elmaghray (IMBA, group Brennecke) for receiving the DOC Fellowship from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)! (read more)

The Schroeder lab has discovered a novel layer of transcription regulation in bacteria. The new findings have recently been published in the journal Molecular Cell:

Natural RNA Polymerase Aptamers Regulate Transcription in E. coli.  (read more)

We cordially invite you to the following seminar on July 7th, by our guest speaker: (read more)

We cordially invite you to the following seminar on Friday by our guest speaker: (read more)

We are happy to announce a rather special seminar next week by our guest speaker Takekazu Kunieda, who investigates the survival mechanisms of one of the most resilient animals known: (read more)

Congratulations to Julia Batki from the Brennecke lab! (read more)

Andrea Barta, coordinator of our Doctoral Program in RNA Biology, was scientific organizer of this year’s 22nd Annual Meeting of the RNA Society, “RNA 2017″. (read more)

You are cordially invited to the following guest seminar: (read more)

Tomorrow Wed, 17th March 2017, at 10 a.m. in the IMP Lecture Hall: (read more)

The VBC Ubiquitin and Friends Club invites all VBC members to their annual symposium: This year on 13th May 2017 in the Josephinum in Vienna. (read more)

We cordially invite you to the following guest talk in the frame of the next RNA Tuesday Seminar: (read more)

We cordially invite you to the following seminar next week by our guest speaker: (read more)

You are cordially invited to the following guest seminar: (read more)

Congratulations to Armin Fuchs who successfully defended his PhD thesis (read more)

We cordially invite you to the following seminar next week by our guest speaker: (read more)

Congratulations Maja Stulic, PhD!  (read more)

The RNA Lecture Series, starting 2nd December 2016, covers diverse aspects in RNA Research. Please find the schedule here. (read more)

Congratulations to Jörg Fallman, PhD, and Florian Eggenhofer, PhD, for their successful PhD graduation, both on 17th November 2016! (read more)

Congratulations to Faculty Member Stefan Ameres  for being selected into the EMBO Young Investigator Programme!

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Congratulations to DK Faculty Member Javier Martinez for his successful appointment to a professorship at the Medical University of Vienna!

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Congratulations to Adam Weiss, PhD!

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We cordially invite you to the following seminar next week by our guest speaker :

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Andrea Barta, Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in RNA Biology, is awarded one of the highest honours of the Province of Vienna:

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Andrea Barta, Coordinator of the Doctoral Program in RNA Biology, has received the 2016 Service Award of the RNA Society (read more)

Congratulations to Alexandra Kornienko, PhD!

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Congratulations to our DK Alumnus Dr. Krzysztof Chylinski for 2 notable prizes he was awarded this year:

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We kindly invite to the following seminar by our guest speaker

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We kindly invite you to the following seminar by our guest speaker (read more)

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Congratulations to Jan Henrik Suhren, Phd!

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Congratulations to Dr. Krzysztof Chylinski who won one of the four annual VBC PhD Awards for his thesis “The type II CRISPR-Cas adaptive immunity in bacteria: molecular mechanisms and evolution!” which he defended in October 2014. The awards were presented within the VBC PhD Symposium “Communication – Let’s talk about it”.

Congratulations to Nadia Sedlyarova from Renée Schroeder’s group!!! She successfully defended her thesis “Novel concepts of RNA-based transcription regulation in E.coli” on Thursday 29th October 2016.

We welcome you to our DK RNA Alumni Club!

We would like to invite you to our guest talk by (read more)

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The Vienna RNA Meeting 2015 is all about RNA in Disease and Development and will take place from 22 – 24 October in the Van-Swieten-Saal in Vienna’s 9th district (easily reachable from Schottentor). (read more)

Congratulations to Janett Göhring, PhD! She was awarded the ÖGMBT prize for her dissertation “Imaging of Endogenous mRNA Splice Variants in Living Plant Cells” during the ÖGMBT Annual Meeting in Salzburg. (read more)

We are happy to announce our new alumnus: Michael Wildauer, PhD (read more)

We congratulate Mansoureh to the successful defense of her PhD thesis “Impact of inverted SINEs on gene expression”. (read more)

Foong yee ANG (supervisors M. Jantsch & M. Kiebler) will be defending her PhD thesis entitled
Biochemical characterization of Staufen2-, Barentsz- and Pumilio2-containing neuronal ribonucleoprotein particles from rat brain.”
on Thursday 16th April 2015 at 9:30 in the seminar room 3, MFPL 6th floor.

It’s the 10-year celebration of the Microsymposium on Small RNAs with an outstanding speaker line-up! Even if you’re only remotely interested in RNA Biology, you’ll love it! (read more)

Congratulations Martina & Hannes!

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Martina Sauert (group Isabella Moll) will be defending her PhD thesis entitled
“Selective translation of leaderless mRNAs by specialized ribosomes upon MazF-mediated stress response in Escherichia coli.”
on Friday 27th March 2015 at 12:30 in the seminar room 1/2, MFPL 6th floor.

Hannes Temmel (group Isabella Moll) will be defending his PhD thesis entitled
“The novel E. coli RNA ligase RtcB: Elucidation of its physiological function”
on Friday 27th March 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the seminar room 1/2, MFPL 6th floor.

We invite you to our eXtra RNA Seminar on Wednesday 18th March 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the IMP lecture hall:

Dr. Ruslan Asfasizhev (Boston University):
“Mitochondrial RNA Editing Enzyme Machines”

Host: Michael Jantsch

We invite you to our eXtra RNA Seminar on Tuesday 17th March 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the IMP lecture hall:

Juan D. Alfonzo, PhD (Ohio State University):
“RNA editing and modification: Though this be madness, yet there is method in it”

Host: Michael Jantsch

We invite you to our eXtra RNA Seminar on Tuesday 20th January 2015 at 9:00 a.m. in the IMP lecture hall:

Dr. Patrick Linder (University of Geneva):
“Staphylococcus aureus RNA helicase CshA is required for RNA turnover”

We want to wish all of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR
2015 shall be a healthy and successful year for you!

 

We invite you to our eXtra RNA Seminar on Tuesday 16th December 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the IMP lecture hall:

Dr. Lennart Randau (MPI for Terrestrial Microbiology):
“Comparative analysis of Cascade-mediated CRISPR RNA loading and DNA interference mechanisms”

We invite you to our eXtra RNA Seminar on Tuesday 9th December 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the IMP lecture hall:

Dr. Tracy Nissan (Umea University):
“Spatial control of mRNA stability in eukaryotes”

We kindly invite you to our following extra RNA Seminar:

Sabine BRANTL (University Jena):
Bacterial gene regulation by small RNAs: a cis and trans-encoded sRNA from the B. subtilis chromosome

Friday 21st November
12:00
MFPL sr 3 (6.505)

Host: Udo Bläsi

Please download the schedules for each individual lecture day:
Day 1 -24 October 2014
Day 2 – 21 November 2014
Day 3 – 12 December 2014

This lecture series takes place in the IMBA lecture hall (Dr.-Bohr-Gasse 3, A-1030 Wien).

Congratulations Janett & Chris!

We proudly present our 2 new alumni of the DoktoratsKolleg RNA Biology: (read more)

We would like to invite you to 2 very interesting talks on Tuesday 7th October 2014: (read more)

Janett Göhring from Andrea Barta’s group will defend her PhD thesis entitled
Imaging of Endogenous mRNA Splice Variants in Living Plant Cells
on Thursday 2nd October 2014 at 11:30 a.m. in the seminar room 1 of the Vienna Competence Center (VCC), Lazarettgasse 19, A-1090 Wien

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We would like to invite you to our eXtra RNA Seminar on Monday 22 September 2014 at 10:00 a.m. (in MFPL sr 1/2):
Dr. Michel Bellini (Univ. Illinois) will give the seminar “Co-transcriptional recruitment of the splicing snRNPs”.

Save these dates: 24 October, 21 November, 12 December 2014! (read more)

Philip, a PhD candidate from the University of Florida, spent 2 months working in the lab of Renée Schroeder at the Max. F. Perutz Laboratories. (read more)

The former faculty member of the DoktoratsKolleg RNA Biology Dr. Emmanuelle Charpentier (now Hannover Medical School and Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research) wins the 2014 Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research together with Dr. Jennifer Doudna (Univ. of California at Berkeley and Howard Hughes Medical Institute).

Krzysztof Chylinski started his PhD work in Dr. Charpentier’s lab at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL) and though he stayed at MFPL he is still working with her since she moved to Umea University and further to the Helmholtz Centre. He will defend his thesis on CRISPR in autumn 2014. (read more)

We would like to invite you to following extra RNA Seminar:

From marsupials to microorganisms: With Bioinformatics into the world of microRNAs (read more)

Yamile Marquez from Andrea Barta’s group will defend her PhD thesis entitled
The alternative splicing landscape of Arabidopsis thaliana
on Wednesday, May 7th at 11 a.m. in the MFPL seminar room 1/2.

The journal RNA Biology presents a Special Issue devoted to Carl Woese, the famous American microbiologist and biophysicist, who has become known for defining the third kingdom of life – Archaea -, and originating the RNA world hypothesis (to name just two of his many accomplishments). The articles contained in this Special Issue (read more)

We would like to invite you to following extra RNA Seminar:

Engineering of ribozymes with useful activities in the ancient RNA world (read more)

We would like to invite you to following extra RNA Seminar:

Bacterial apoptotic cell death and its biological relevance (read more)

Silpi Banerjee from Michael Jantsch’ group will defend her PhD thesis
Nuclear import by an ADAR1 double stranded RNA binding domain
on Friday 25th April 2014 at 14:30 in the 3rd floor seminar room (MFPL).

Our doctoral programme in RNA Biology recruits new PhD students through the MFPL International PhD Program. Please note that the application deadline for the current summer selection 2014 ends on Sunday 16th March!

Great minds from the Eric Greene Lab (Columbia University) and the Jennifer Doudna Lab (University of California) have released an educational video describing how Cas9 searches DNA for target sites:

Cas9: The Enzyme, The RNA & The Virus

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The Austrian Mint has now made its Silver Niobium series richer by introducing the new EVOLUTION coin. It was issued on 22nd January 2014 and shows (read more)

The MFPL International PhD Program has just started its Spring Call 2014! All informations on the program and detailed application information can be found on the program’s website. (read more)

MFPL Scientific Advisory Board’s Meeting took place on the 16th and 17th December 2013.
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Congratulations to Hermann Hämmerle! From now on an Alumni of the DoktoratsKolleg RNA Biology … (read more)

Hermann Hämmerle from Udo Bläsi’s group will defend his PhD Thesis
Functional Studies on Hfq Proteins of Escherichia coli and Bacillus subtilis
on Monday 9th December 2013 at 12:00 in the MFPL seminar room 1 (6th floor).

The first of our 3 lecture days starts today – a lecture series with total of 12 lectures each 90 min. (read more)

We congratulate our new PhD graduate Dr. Conny Vesely!!! (read more)

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We are happy to announce this guest talk to which you are cordially invited:

Alfredo Castello Palomares, PhD (EMBL Heidelberg)

“Insights into Biology and Disease from the first in vivo atlas of RNA-binding proteins” (read more)

The Vienna RNA Meeting 2013 will take place from 13-15 October 2013 in the IMBA/GMI Lecture Hall.

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We are happy to announce this guest talk to which you are cordially invited: (read more)

The department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology of the University of Vienna is currently seeking an outstanding scientist with research expertise in the field of RNA Biochemistry. (read more)

We have great pleasure informing you that Prof. W. Filipowicz is currently on a sabbatical in the frame of the SFB Regulatory RNAs here at MFPL until the end of June 2013. (read more)

On Monday 24th June 2013 at 4 p.m. Federica will defend her PhD thesis in the 8th floor seminar room in CeMM:

“Onset and maintenance of Airn non-coding RNA mediated imprinted expression in an in vitro embryonic stem cell model” (read more)

We are happy to announce this guest talk to which you are cordially invited:

Prof.Dr. Nicola Abrescia (Univ. of Basque Country, Spain)

“Structural studies of large macromolecular assemblies: from viruses to enzymatic machines” (read more)

Identification of RNA targets for the nuclear multidomain cyclophilin atCyp59 and their effect on PPIase activity.
Bannikova, Olga; Zywicki, Marek; Marquez, Yamile; Skrahina, Tatsiana; Kalyna, Maria; Barta, Andrea (2013).
Nucleic Acids Res. 2013 Feb 1;41(3):1783-96. doi: 10.1093/nar/gks1252. Epub 2012 Dec 16.

We are happy to announce this guest talk to which you are cordially invited:

Prof.Dr. Karine Lapouge (Univ. of Lausanne) (read more)

We invite you all to Alessandra Romeo’s PhD defense entitled “Characterisation of the small regulatory non-coding RNA NalA in the opportunistic pathogen Pseudomonas aeruginosa  (read more)

After Ursula’s successful defense of her PhD Thesis “Nucleus-specific biogenesis of noncoding RNAs in Tetrahymena thermophila” on 16th January 2013, we may now address her as Dr. Ursula Schöberl! (read more)

Mss116p: a DEAD-box protein facilitates RNA folding.

Sachsenmaier N, Waldsich C.
RNA Biol. 2013 Jan;10(1):71-82. doi: 10.4161/rna.22492. Epub 2012 Oct 12.

The Austrian Federal Minister for Science & Research Dr. Karlheinz Töchterle and the president of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Christoph Kratky visited MFPL on Thursday 24th January 2013 to give a press talk and  (read more)

On Monday 21st January 2013 it’s the 3rd day of our RNA LECTURE SERIES, this time in the IMBA lecture hall (IMBA, Dr.-Bohr-Gasse 3, A-1030 Wien).
The schedule is

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On Monday 14th January 2013 it’s the 2nd day of our RNA LECTURE SERIES, this time in the IMBA lecture hall (IMBA, Dr.-Bohr-Gasse 3, A-1030 Wien).
The schedule is

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This year’s VBC PhD Awards were announced on 9th November and we are very proud to congratulate Martina Dötsch and Johannes Popow to their success!

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“Gene regulation in the Lyme disease bacterium”

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The new RNA Lecture Series consists of 13 talks from invited guest speakers and is held on 3 days: 19th Nov., 14th Jan., and 21st Jan. 2013. (PhD and Master students can register via MedCampus and UniVis to receive 2 ECTS credits for participation.). You can download the schedule from our download area or read it below.

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On 17th October 2012 we had the chance to dine with Nobel Laureates from the RNA World. The RNA Biology DK/SFB organized a dinner for the students and post docs with Elizabeth Blackburn and Thomas Steitz at the Vestibül. The dinner and the discussions were excellent. It was an unforgettable evening.

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The Plant RNA Workshop will be held on 8 & 9 July 2012 in the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Vienna – following the 23rd International Conference on Arabidopsis Research (ICAR), 3-7 July 2012. (read more)

Jan Suhren: “The HP1-like protein Coi6 is involved in RNAi mediated DNA elimination in Tetrahymena thermophila” (read more)

“Naked and pregnant: Cell wall deficient Listeria monocytogenes reveal a novel mode of division and multiplication” (read more)

Peter Kerpedjiev: Coarse grained 3D RNA folding (read more)

Stefan Badelt and Florian Huber

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“Evolution of long non-coding RNAs: conservation and flexibility”

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After the successful defense of her PhD Thesis “Functional characterisation of novel neuronal Staufen2 target RNAs” this morning, we may now address her as Dr. Heraud! (read more)

“A novel apoptotic-like cell death pathway in bacteria and its biological significance”

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Alternative splicing (AS) is a key regulatory mechanism that contributes to transcriptome and proteome diversity. As very few genome-wide studies analyzing AS in plants are available, we have performed high-throughput sequencing of a normalized cDNA library which resulted in a high coverage transcriptome map of Arabidopsis. (read more)

Annual SFB & DK RNA Retreat: 10th – 12th May 2012 in Aflenz (Steiermark).

Bianca M. Mladek, VIPS Postdoc at MFPL since one year, has been awarded a prestigious Marie Curie Career Integration Grant. (read more)