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Welcome to the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research RNA & Disease

The role of RNA in disease mechanisms


The National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) RNA & Disease is a coordinated, interdisciplinary research program bringing together 21 research groups located in Bern, Zurich, Basel, Geneva and Lausanne.

Leading house of the NCCR RNA & Disease is the University of Bern with Prof. Oliver Mühlemann as director and Co-leading house is the ETH Zurich with Prof. Frédéric Allain as co-director.


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RNA as the central molecule of life:
RNA functions as a carrier of genetic information, as a biocatalyst, and exerts crucial regulatory functions in the cell. Arrows indicate the flow of genetic information and regulatory functions.








The National Centers of Competence in Research (NCCR) are a research instrument of the Swiss National Science Foundation

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Leading House:

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Co-Leading House:

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Affiliated Institutions:

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