News and upcoming events

Weolcome, Emese!

25.10.2020

Welcome, Emese!

Emese Pataki is joining our lab as a postdoctoral researcher.

 

 

Rohini's & Dima's paper on mRNA multiplexing uploaded to bioRxiv

29.06.2020

Rohini's & Dima's paper on mRNA multiplexing uploaded to bioRxiv

In the paper, "Multiplexed mRNA assembly into ribonucleoprotein particles plays an operon-like role in the control of yeast cell physiology", they suggest a model of an eukaryotic functional alternative to bacterial operons: in bacteria a single gene encodes several proteins that function in the same complex/pathway. In eukaryotes, mRNAs from separate genes assemble in the nucleus, and co-transported to a sub-cellular destination.   

A new bioRxiv paper from the lab on RNA elements in SARS-CoV-2

20.04.2020

A new bioRxiv paper from the lab on RNA elements in SARS-CoV-2

We analyzed cis-RNA elements called SECReTE in SARS-CoV-2 and other single-strand RNA viruses. This is a bioinformatics paper only, now posted on bioRxiv.

The title reads: “Identification and enrichment of SECReTE cis-acting RNA elements in the Coronaviridae and other (+) single-strand RNA viruses”.

The work was done by Gal & Camila from the lab, with help from Tsviya - our departmental bioinformatician.

 

The lab won 3rd place at Purim contest with "My RNA" dance

05.03.2020

The lab won 3rd place at Purim contest with "My RNA" dance

At the annual depratmental Purim costum contest, our lab won 3rd place with the song & dance "My RNA".

 

The Gerst lab will present at ILANIT (FISEB) 2020 meeting

11.02.2020

The Gerst lab will present at ILANIT (FISEB) 2020 meeting

At the FISEB meeting in Eilat, 17-20/2/2020, Jeff will give a talk on Raman's work on specialized ribosomes (19/2, 2nd session: RNA localization & translation; Royal beach Hadar hall).  

Rohini, Camila & Gal will present E-posters. Come and say hello!

Gal is appointed as Assistant Staff Scientist

09.09.2019

Gal is appointed as Assistant Staff Scientist

The appointment will begin on October 1st, 2019.

Gal's book chapter in Methods in Molecular Biology is published!

14.08.2019

Gal's book chapter in Methods in Molecular Biology is published!

This chapter provides a protocol for detection of mRNA transfer between cells by single-molecule FISH. It also tells the story of our attempts to preserve tunneling nanotubes during the FISH protocol, and the surprising new knowldege we gained by failing to do so...

Gal wrote a "Behind the Paper" blog post at Springer, which you can read here.

Gal at ASCB-EMBO

21.07.2019

Gal is co-organizing a session at ASCB-EMBO2019

Gal is co-organizing a Special Interest Subgroup session on Tunneling Nanotubes at the upcoming ASCB-EMBO 2019 meeting, December, 2019, Washington D.C. 

The session is co-organized with Dianne Cox (Albert Einstein College of Medicine); Karine Gousset (California State University Fresno); and Chiara Zurzolo (Pasteur Institute). 

Rohini and Camila are going to EMBO workshop on RNP network dynamics

21.07.2019

Rohini and Camila  will be at EMBO workshop on RNP network dynamics.

Rohini and Camila are going to present their work at the EMBO workshop on RNP network dynamics 29/9/2019, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Recent Events

16.03.2016

Hannah finishes her M.Sc. thesis - congratulations!

Dima’s and Boris’ paper on the role of COPI in mRNA localization to mitochondria and in mitochondrial function was accepted to Cell Reports

Gal’s paper on the use of the MS2 system was published online in RNA