Mireya Plass

I have a degree in Biology and a PhD in Health and Life Sciences by Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. My PhD project was on bioinformatics, mainly on comparative analysis of splicing across species.

During my PhD I became very interested in the different mechanisms involved in post-transcriptional regulation, including proteins, ncRNAs and RNA structure. To expand my knowledge on this field I joined Anders Krogh’s lab in October 2011. Right now, I am mainly working on understanding which is the interplay between alternative polyadenylation and microRNA regulation. Furthermore, I also aim to understand the mechanisms that regulate these two processes using high-throughput sequencing data.

In the context of COAT, I participate in several projects aimed to understand the determinants of miRNA function. On one hand, I collaborate with Vinther’s lab to identify the sequence specificity of miRNAs for their targets. On the other hand, together with other members from the Krogh’s lab, we are re-analyzing publicly available miRNA and CLIP data to understand which are the proteins involved in regulating the function of the RISC complex.

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