30/11/2012 - 12:00 - Sala Marie Curie

MicroRNA regulation in embryonic stem cells

Scientific sessions, PRBB CRG Conferences

Narry Kim

School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University. Seoul, South Korea

Narry Kim, from the School of Biological Science of the Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea, focuses on RNA-mediated gene regulation, and in particular, the mechanism of miRNA biogenesis and post-transcriptional gene regulation mediated by microRNAs (miRNAs). By proposing a model for the biogenesis of miRNAs and by identifying several key factors such as Drosha, her lab has made major contributions to the current understanding of how miRNAs are created and processed in animal cells. More recently, she has been investigating the function and regulation of miRNAs in cancer and stem cells. These studies may potentially provide new opportunities for cancer treatment and stem cell engineering. She has been invited by Fátima Gebauer (CRG).