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

Assignment of SL5a RNA of Covid19

Congratulations to Elnaz, Magdalena and Judith for the publication of their work on the regulatory element 5’SL5a together with the Covid19-NMR consortium

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.

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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