RNA quality control has only recently emerged as a new field of RNA research and is now one of the most exciting areas of molecular biology. ESF will promote research on this cutting-edge topic through the EUROCORES Programme RNAQuality. Sixteen research groups from nine European countries participate in RNAQuality. Their projects aim at uncovering processes that act as quality control checkpoints in gene expression and understand how these function at a molecular level. Multidisciplinary approaches, ranging from molecular and cellular biology to structural analysis and high-throughput and computational approaches will be employed in diverse model systems.
In addition to its research component, the Programme offers a wide range of networking opportunities, providing training possibilities and establishing a platform for European researchers to join forces and to stimulate new research initiatives in this exciting field.
Three Collaborative Research Projects are funded through RNAQuality.