Biology Winter Seminar Series 2021

Thursday March 25, 12:00 – 1:15 pm on Microsoft Teams (contact biology@msvu.ca for link)

Dr. Anna-Lena Steckelberg
Dept. of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Columbia University, New York

“How viral RNA “knots” stop RNA degradation”

This talk will provide a short introduction about the RNA degradation machinery in eukaryotic cells, and then describe how specific three-dimensional RNA structures in viral genomes can manipulate this machinery. The 2 main take home messages of the talk are (1) RNA is not just the boring unstructured molecule often depicted in textbooks, but can adopt interesting three-dimensional shapes that carry out diverse cellular functions, and (2) viruses use elegant strategies to hijack and manipulate cellular processes.

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