We are happy to welcome Mohammed Al-Khafaji to the lab. Mohammed will be working on identifying the key RNA-protein interactions that target SL2 RNAs to mRNAs derived from downstream genes in operons.
Two new lab members started this month - Sarah Brivio and Viktorija Sabele, who are doing their Masters by Research in the lab.
Marius Wenzel, Christopher Johnston, Berndt Müller, Jonathan Pettitt, and Bernadette Connolly. (2020). Resolution of polycistronic RNA by SL2 trans-splicing is a widely-conserved nematode trait. RNA doi: 10.1261/rna.076414.120
In February we welcomed three new lab members: Dr Eva Soto; Peter Eijlers and Fayisola Fasimoye.
Three new research positions are available to work on two new projects in the lab.
Understanding the mechanism of a nematode Achilles’ heel.
Research Technician - 3 year position, funded by the BBSRC - application deadline: 08/11/19.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow - 3 year position, funded by the BBSRC - application deadline: 08/11/19.
Recurrent evolution of a eukaryotic molecular trait: acquisition of polycistronic RNA processing.
PhD Studentship - 4 year, funded by EASTBIO BBSRC.
Rosie recently attended the meeting, Parasitic Helminths: New Perspectives in Biology and Infection Parasitic Helminths: New Perspectives in Biology and Infection, held on Hydra, Greece, where she presented some of the latest findings concerning the protein and RNA components of the spliced leader trans-splicing machinery.