ISMB seminars take place every Wednesday during term time, and provide staff and students with the opportunity to hear world class researchers speak at the ISMB. Termly seminar series are organised around specific themes, and are co-ordinated jointly by the Research Department of Structural Molecular Biology at UCL and the Department of Biological Sciences, Birkbeck. All are welcome to attend.

Term 1/Autumn 2021-22 Seminar Series

RNA, the multi-faceted regulator

Coordinators: Dr. Kristine Arnvig and Prof. Andres Ramos

Within the last year, RNA has attracted more public attention than ever before in the form of RNA viruses and mRNA vaccines. For scientists, however, RNAhas for several decades exceeded the expectations set by the ‘central dogma’ and surprised us with its multiple roles as enzyme, regulator and databank in different cells and at different levels of organisation. In this series, snapshots from the RNA world showcase the many roles that this multifaceted molecule plays in a wide range of contexts and species.

All talks in the series will take place using MS Teams, using the link included in promotional emails.
For further information, please contact the ISMB administrator (email:


Previous ISMB seminar series

2020-21 Term 3/Summer: Life at the single-molecule level: from DNA interactions to cell-level processes
2020-21 Term 2/Spring: Understanding molecular machines: from mechanisms to health and disease
2020-21 Term 1/Autumn: Redox regulation in health and disease