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Structure and Dynamics of Nucleic Acids

“Everything that living things do can be understood in terms of the jiggling and wiggling of atoms” —Richard Feynman.

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Lab News

07.2018 Former group member Dr. Katja Petzold is the recipient of the 2018 Ampere prize.
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06.2018 Chia-chieh Chu is the recipient of the Government Scholarship to Study Abroad from Taiwan.
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04.2018 Hala Abou Assi is the recipient of the Carl A. Winkler Award in Chemistry at McGill University.
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03.2018 Congratulation to Dawn Merriman on a successful thesis defense.
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02.2018 Eric Szymanski is the recipient of the Katherine Goodman Stern Fellowship for the 2018-2019 year.
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Recent publications

05.2018 Rangadurai A. et al. published a paper titled “Why are Hoogsteen base pairs energetically disfavored in A-RNA compared to B-DNA?” in Nucleic Acids Research.
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07.2018 Merriman D.K. et al. published a paper titled “Increasing the length of poly-pyrimidine bulges broadens RNA conformational ensembles with minimal impact on stacking energetics” in RNA.
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