Molecule of the Month

Molecule of the Month October 2022
A Small RNA with Big Regulatory Power
N. Raad, D. Tandon, S. Hapfelmeier, N. Polacek;
bioRxiv, 2022.02.17.480891, revised version under review; doi:10.1101/2022.02.17.480891

Awards and Honors

Eva Hevia, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy in the University of Bern has been honoured by the Spanish Royal Chemical Society (RSEQ) with the "Research Excellence Award 2021".
Research in the Hevia group focusses on on polar organometallic synthesis and catalysis, at the crossroads of inorganic, organic, and green chemistry.

The Department congratulates Eva on this award! 

Media Releases

Creation of a detailed "catalogue" of degradation products in cells
Cells have their own quality control to prevent the production and accumulation of harmful proteins. This quality control is essential for correct embryonic development in all mammals and plays an important role in tumors and genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis. A group of researchers from the University of Bern and the University of Basel have now made visible and cataloged for the first time, "blueprints" that give rise to defective proteins and are normally recognized and rapidly degraded in cells. This leads to a better understanding of this degradation mechanism and helps in the development of new therapeutic approaches.
19.08.2021 Details see Media Release of the University of Bern

Insights into Research Areas

Presentation at the MINT-Day 2021 of the University of Bern:
"Virusinvasion durch die Atemwege"
© 2021 Minela Colakovic (group of PD Dr. Carlos Ros
Website of the research group Ros