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

Petzold lab at kick-off

We retreated to the countryside for a few days of scientific discussions at Björnbacka. We bring back new memories and new ideas.

Welcome Reiner!

We’re welcoming our newest postdoctoral fellow Reiner who did his master’s and PhD at the University of Innsbruck.

Hannes talks about scientific publishing

How will scientific publishing work in the future? Join us for an online discussion! (Link below.) Is something broken in scientific publishing? If so, how do we need to tweak the system to make it work in the long run? Crastina is happy to invite three persons with deep insight into the publishing industry to a live,…

Welcome Joanna!

We’re welcoming our new postdoctoral fellow Joanna who is joining us after a postdoctoral fellowship at the Medical University of Warsaw, Poland.

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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