Stadler Group, Leipzig University, Service Center: RNA Bioinformatics Center - RBC

Over the last decades, it has become evident that non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are essential factors regulating the spatio-temporal gene expression in animals and plants. Small-ncRNAs like miRNAs have been in the focus of research for several years now revealing certain differences and commodities between the animal and plant small RNA world. However, so far no comprehensive study comparing these two kingdoms of life in regard to long-ncRNAs (lncRNAs) is available. ​This project aims at filling this knowledge gap, performing a comprehensive study of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in animals and plants, to identify features that can be used for the annotation of known and novel lncRNAs and their functions in these domains.

For more information see RNA Bioinformatics Center (RBC)

Funded by: Federal Ministry of Education (031A538B) and German Academic Exchange Service (57390771)