Project Description

RNAs associate with proteins to form highly complex and dynamic ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes. The goal of this ITN (RNPnet) is first to bring together existing labs from different discipline, to join forces and tackle key questions in the field, and second, to produce highly-trained young researchers that will be sensitized to RNA and possess a multidisciplinary approach to research. The projects are centered around three main biological topics (pre-mRNA processing, RNA editing and modification, RNA surveillance and regulatory RNAs) and will be tackled with different disciplines in a cooperative and integrative manner. The groups in the network are experts in different technologies including organic chemistry, structural biology (NMR, X-ray crystallography and cryoEM), biochemistry, biophysics, high-throughput RNA-protein mapping, computational biology and live cell Imaging.

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Regina Notz, Project Administration Manager (2011-2014)
Luca Wacker, Project Administration Manager (2014-2015)


ETH Zurich

Partner Institutions

Biology Centre, ASCR, Czech Republic
CNRS  Institute of Molecular Genetics of Montpellier, France
European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Germany
Institut de Biologie de l'École Normale Supérieure, France
Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Portugal
Leopold Franzens University, Austria
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Germany
Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany
MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom
Novartis, Switzerland
Splicos (now ABIVAX), France
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF), Spain
University of Basel, Switzerland


4 Years, 2011-2015





Funding Scheme

Marie Curie: ITN: Initial Training Networks