Research Projects

lncRNA-finding

Prof. Annalisa Marsico, Prof. Knut Reinert

Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs), transcripts that do not code for proteins, started receiving a lot of attention in the last decade, thanks to several high-throughput genome-wide sequencing efforts which showed that, whereas less than 2% of the genome encodes proteins, at least 75% is actively transcribed into non-coding RNAs. NcRNAs have emerged as important key players in several biological processes throughout development, differentiation and diseases, including mechanisms of transcriptional and ...