Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH)

The center aims at developing technologies, computational methods as well as experimental approaches for analysis of the mammalian genome for non-coding RNAs in relation to (inflammatory) diseases. The center will focus on developing these technologies to exploit them and the findings in relation to diabetes. The center consists of a number of national and international partners, with the core located at the Faculty for Health and Medical Sciences of University of Copenhagen.

The people in the center cover a range of expertises including computational biology, RNA bioinformatics, molecular models in diabetes, RNA biology, animal models, functional genomics and high-throughput sequence analysis.

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PhD fellowship in Systems Biology

We have an open PhD position in Systems Biology and we are looking for a person to join our team from January 2015. The position is for three years. The application deadline is 2015-09-21.

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News


RNA bioinfomatics book

2014-03-25: New book on RNA com­pu­ta­tio­nal and bio­in­for­ma­tic methods

 

List of contents and link to the publisher here.

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For previous news, see here.

 

Events


We are currently planning more seminars, stay tuned

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Recent resources


miRPD: miRNA-Protein-Disease as­so­ci­a­ti­ons

Software and Data Resource

miRNA-Disease associations inferred from Protein-dicease associations

RNAsnp

Webserver and Software

Identifying local RNA structures disrupted by SNPs

Meta RNA Modules

Software

RNA 3D modules in structural alignments

 

Research outset


The human genome, made up of DNA, consists of three billion building blocks (nucleotides) where some regions (stretches) are complete genes. We all carry variants of the genes and some cause diseases. Here, the goal is to investigate the specific class of genes, the non-coding RNA genes, in relation to diabetes. The non-coding RNA (ncRNA) genes can be the missing components in diseases that previously have been overlooked.

Our research goal is to develop technologies for ncRNA analysis and to search for functional ncRNAs in relation to diabetes and other (inflammatory) diseases.

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Recent publications


Structured RNAs and synteny regions in the pig genome
Anthon C, Tafer H, Havgaard JH, Thomsen B, Hedegaard J, Seemann SE, et al.
BMC Genomics. 15:459, 2014
[ PubMed | Paper ]

Transcriptome-Wide Analysis of UTRs in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Reveals Cancer-Related Genes with SNV- Induced Changes on RNA Secondary Structure and miRNA Target Sites
Sabarinathan R, Wenzel A, Novotny P, Tang X, Kalari KR, Gorodkin J
PLoS One. 9:e82699, 2014
[ PubMed | Paper ]