RMU RNA Salon 2020

Many thanks to all speakers and participants of our online RMU RNA Salon 2020 for the great presentations and discussions! Hopefully see you again in person in 2021.

Milstein Abstract Award & Cytokines 2020

Many thanks to the International Cytokine and Interferon Society (ICIS) and the Milstein Family for the Milstein Abstract Award, presented to Leon Schulte during the Cytokines 2020 meeting. It was an exciting conference with great speakers and many interesting Lightning Talks.
New paper published in PNAS

New paper published in PNAS

Our paper, revealing long non-coding RNA MaIL1 as a component of the TLR4-TRIF immune signaling pathway is now out in PNAS. We reveal MaIL1 as a critical component of type I interferon-mediated innate antibacterial defense in human macrophages. The paper also reports previously unknown subclasses of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs), co-sedimenting with different cellular protein machineries, and describes a new workflow for lncRNA mechanistic investigation.
MarBiNa Prize 2018

MarBiNa Prize 2018

For our work on fluorescent dyes facilitating host-pathogen interaction studies we have been awarded the 2018 MarBiNa prize. We want to thank the Marburg Biotechnology and Nanotechnology Initiative for this honorable award.

Symposium “Genomics approaches in RNA biology”

We are pleased to announce the upcoming Minisymposium "Genomics approaches in RNA biology" which will be held at our institute on October 24th 2018. The RNA Salon series brings thogether scientist from the RNA field in the Rhein Main area. Please find the program and directions below: Program 5. RMU_RNA_Salon How to get to the BMFZ

Open PhD position – apply until 11/02/2018

A PhD position is currently available in our lab. The successful candidate will identify reulatory RNA networks in human inflammatory diseases. We offer a well-equiped lab, expertise in cutting edge techniques (e.g. RNA-Seq, CRISPR-screening, RNA-FISH, high resolution microscopy) and acccess to a broad network of excellent collaboration partners. For more information please read the job posting: job posting (pdf)
Paper published on bacterial fluorescent stain TramTO

Paper published on bacterial fluorescent stain TramTO

Our article entitled "A Far-Red Fluorescent DNA Binder Enables Interaction Studies of Live Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens and Host Cells" has been accepted for publication by Angewandte Chemie, one of the leading journals in chemistry. This interdiscplinary work by the Schulte and Vazquez labs describes a new far-red bacterial fluorescent dye, TramTO, suitable for FACS and microscopy analysis of the interplay of live bacterial pathogens with their host cells. We show that TramTO labeling may replace bacterial fluorescent protein-tagging methods in macrophage uptake assays with the advantages of a less time-consuming labeling strategy and the…
We are now member of the SFB-TR84

We are now member of the SFB-TR84

We are now member of the "Sonderforschungsbereich" SFB-TR84 - Innate Immunity of the Lung (https://www.sfb-tr84.de/). Our project will further elucidate the mechanistic implications of lncRNAs in the human mononuclear phagocyte system with an emphasis on innate defense against bacterial agents of pneumonia.