Promoting RNA research in Stockholm

CRISPR/Cas9 has been awarded the “Discovery of the Year 2015” by the renowned journal “Science”.

Not only due to latest research, the significance of ribonucleic acids (RNAs) in a variety of scientific fields has exploded during the past two decades.

Going beyond the central dogma, coding and non-coding RNAs play an important role in many cellular processes. This allowed us a better understanding in the regulation and orchestrating of gene expression, feedback responses and development.

Furthermore, RNA research has evoked one of the biggest latest break-throughs in genome editing by the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas system. This novel technique has already great impact on my research areas far beyond RNA research.

The Stockholm RNA Club promotes the scientific discourse between RNA researchers, increases awareness for RNA research at university and high school levels and informs the general public about latest discoveries in this research field.