Student should hold an undergraduate degree in Life Sciences
RNA emerges in recent years as a dominant mechanism for regulation of biological processes at all levels. The aim of this course is to explore advanced topics in RNA-based regulation. The course will discuss mechanisms such as microRNA, alternative splicing, RNA editing and nonsense mediated RNA decay. A strong focus will be put on microRNA biochemistry, target selection and developmental impact. We will also discuss small RNA based regulation in prokaryotes including riboswitches, sRNA, and CRISPR.
Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: