Line Dahl Poulsen

Line Dahl Poulsen

In recent years, it has become more and more evident that the secondary and tertiary structure of RNA plays a role in a variety of RNA functions. The structure is known to be important for the interaction of RNAs with RNA-binding proteins (RBPs), for RNA-RNA interactions, and for RNA-ligand interactions. As a part of COAT in the Vinther group, I am involved in the development of methods for whole-genome chemical structure probing of RNA. The ability to investigate RNA structures in a genome-wide manner will facilitate the understanding of the various roles of RNA; moreover, this will greatly aid the design of RNA drug candidates. I received a Masters degree in Biology from the University of Copenhagen in September 2011. During my masters where I worked with different mechanisms of RNA interference in insects, I gained interest in the amazing RNA world. I joined the Vinther group as PhD student in October 2011.

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