Department of Cell and Molecular Biology

Wagner lab

Our research group is interested in the biological functions, and mechanisms of actions, of a heterogeneous class of bacterial regulatory RNAs. Most of these so-called small RNAs (sRNAs) base-pair to multiple target mRNAs to activate or repress their translation, and/or affect mRNA stability. This in turn regulates the production of proteins involved in, for instance, bacterial stress responses and lifestyle decisions.

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