Several projects are currently studying the function of non-coding RNA - in particular microRNAs (miRNAs) - in connection with various lung diseases. miRNAs are small RNA fragments which possess no coding function but play an important role in gene regulation. It is estimated that miRNAs control the expression of more than 60% of the human genome.
Our laboratory is located on the new University of Zurich research campus at the Bio-Technopark, Zurich-Schlieren. The laboratory is fully equipped and allows for the implementation of all modern molecular biological methods (quantitative RT-PCR, ELISA, Western Blot, reporter gene assay, transfection, cell culture, immunohistochemistry).
|microRNAs in diseases of the lung, airways and pulmonary vessels|
151/2012 (Animal Ethics)
|Aquaporines in hypoxia-induced pulmonary hypertension; expression and function||pending||n/a|
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Malcolm Kohler, MD, Director of Department
Lars C Huber, MD, Attending Physician
Matthias Brock, PhD, Research Assistant
Claudio Schuoler, MSc, Doctoral Student
Research laboratory of the Department of Pulmonology
8952 Zurich Schlieren