Germany, Würzburg

Nucleic Acid Chemistry and Synthetic Biology

when 28 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC

The course sets the focus on the fascinating chemistry of RNA and DNA and their modificated forms. The interesting chemistry in nature is not only limited to the non-modified DNA and RNA bases. There are about 150 chemical modified nucleosides which produce non-coding RNAs for regulatory purposes for example. The function of these molecules can be investigated by synthetic nucleic acids. One famous example of an application for adressing nucleic acids is the development of the first siRNA drug against a liver disease. Within the course the recent developments in the field will be presented by the lecturers. Also the own scientific work should be presented within a poster presentation. The course should deliver the possibilities for discussions and give insights in the recent scientific work within the community.

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Claudia Höbartner

Target group

The summer school course is suitable for advanced undergraduate and graduate students within the field of chemistry, life sciences, biology and related subjects.

Course aim

The course participants should learn about the recent synthetic strategies, as well as s the possible medicinal applications within the field of nucleic acid chemistry and synthetic biology. Also state of the art technical expertise should be shared within the course. Own scientific work should be presented within a poster session, so that the presentation and networking skills should be promoted.

Fee info

EUR 0: The course will be free of charge. Accomodation is not included and has to be booked seperately. There will be the possibility to join an extra cultural framework programm which is needed to be paid as a contribution to expenses of around 50€. This extra framework program is not obligatory.