[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP140104111]
Researchers A/Prof Oliver Rackham; A/Prof Aleksandra Filipovska;
Brief description RNA plays many essential roles in cells, from information transfer and regulation of gene expression to scaffolding macromolecular structures and catalysis. Despite these realisations the current approaches to manipulate RNA are limited in many respects. This project will use synthetic biology approaches to engineer synthetic regulators of RNAs in living cells. These studies will provide new tools for use in biological research and provide insights into how natural proteins control gene expression. Furthermore, this project will use these tools to understand the mechanisms of how proteins are synthesised in mammalian mitochondria.
Funding Amount 518000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects