About us

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.

News

Welcome Sabrina Töws

Sabrina Töws does her undergraduate internship with us supported from Erasmus. Sabrina is currently a Master Student in Molecular Medicine at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

Congratulations Dr. Lorenzo

Dr. Lorenzo Baronti has defended his thesis with flying colors as the first PhD student finishing his studies from our lab. Lorenzo helped building the lab to its current glory AND first authored a Nature paper! Congratulations and we wish you an even brighter future.

Welcome Christian and Natalia, and Cenk again

Christian Steinmetzger, who did his PhD in the lab of Claudia Höbartner, and Natalia Galindo Riera, who did her PhD in the lab of Isabel Martinez Garay, join as Postdoctoral Fellows the lab. Cenk Onur Gürdap comes back and works with us part-time while pursuing a Master degree at KTH.

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Contact:

Mail:

Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics (MBB)

Box 23 109 Karolinska Institute SE-104 35

Stockholm, Sweden

Delivery/visit:

Biomedicum:

Petzold Lab Quarter 9B, Dept. of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics

Solnavägen 9

171 65 Solna

NMR lab:

SciLifeLab Karolinska Institutet

Tomtebodavägen 23b

171 65 Solna