As a 2nd year PhD student working in the lab of Dr. Arnaud Hubstenberger, Amira dedicates her time to the understanding of post-transcriptional gene regulation.  Particularly, she focuses on structures termed ‘RNA granules’ capable of repressing mRNA translation in vivo. As fascinating as they are, RNA granules are yet not fully understood, notably due to the lack of tools to study their composition. Amira introduced us to a new technique her lab developed to purify and sequence RNA granules in order to solve this issue and open new avenues in transcriptome research.

To discover more about this tool, you can take a look at Amira’s presentation on the iBV common server.

(By Nicolas Roby)