Our research group is interested in understanding how RNAs change their structures in order to perform function. Until recently, only snapshots of molecules could be observed, hiding their mode of operation. We employ Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), and other biophysical techniques, to investigate the molecular mechanism of RNA function. When function of these molecular machines becomes apparent, it also provides a variety of unique new drug targets. The lab develops methods in NMR and RNA biochemistry to address these questions. Current projects include viral, bacterial and eukaryotic regulatory RNAs, e.g. microRNAs, ribosomal RNAs or RNA from HBV.
Mahsan Banijamali joined the lab working on miRNA targeting.
Postdoc Ileana Guzzetti received an invitation to discuss how computers and mathematicians can describe and understand dynamics in RNA “Mathematics and Computer Science in Modeling and Understanding of Structure and Dynamics of Biomolecules” (http://www.birs.ca/events/2019/2-day-workshops/19w2257) in Canada. Congratulations!
The Swedish Research Council has awarded our lab funding (link for this: https://ki.se/en/mbb/the-swedish-research-councils-consolidator-grant-of-12-million-to-katja-petzold) for 6 years to study ribosome dynamics and find new drug targets
On Monday the 7th of January, the lab had its five year anniversary. The time has been exciting, with building up two labs and a complete move, many students joining the lab, some are already of to their own research groups. Members of the Petzold Lab have been extra-ordinary successful curious. We got a lot…
Raluca Munteanu is continuing her studies in the Biomedical Program at KI and Noah Hopkins, though still will come to the lab in holidays, has started the IT program, after having designed and worked on many scripts in our lab. Good luck!
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