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PI: Rory Johnson

The aim of our work is to understand the role of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in human diseases, using a combination of computational and experimental methods.

We are a research group based at the University of Bern, and funded by the Swiss NCCR “RNA & Disease” Project.

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Gold Lab in the media

2018                                                     article here

2017                                                     article here

 Latest News

February 12, 2020

We are excited that the Cancer LncRNA Census (CLC) has been published in Communications Biology (Nature editorial group):  link to CLC publication.

This was one of the GOLD lab contributions to the PanCancer project: link to the collection of publications.

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January 5, 2020

As part of his role as Co-Delegate for Knowledge and Technology Transfer, Rory helped organise the Bench2Biz "pre-seed workshop", an event designed to help 10 young scientists develop innovative products based on their research. It was a fun and intense two days! See h...

December 17, 2019

Rory just got back from a wonderful experience at the China Nucleic Acids Forum (CNAF) in Guangzhou, China (https://www.cnaf.org.cn/en/) with some fascinating talks on RNA in biology and disease. He presented GOLD Lab's latest work on the search for long noncoding RNA...

November 28, 2019

Hugo, Panos, Carlos and Andres just completed two super days teaching the Bern/Fribourg Bioinformatics MSc students. They were a fun and very motivated group, and every year the class gets bigger!

November 26, 2019

Congratulations to Judith for publishing her MSc thesis work in Bioinformatics (link here). CASPR is the first pipeline capable of identifying hits from both single and paired sgRNA CRISPR pooled screen experiments. CASPR can be downloaded here.

June 6, 2019

Rory just got back from a very enjoyable and positive Scientific Advisory Board meeting at the EBI in Hinxton. It was hugely satisfying to see the latest progress in gene annotation (including lncRNAs), which is a fundamental resource for so many colleagues worldwide. 

Members of Gold Lab had the honour to meet an inspiring scientist, Jennifer Doudna, and discuss CRISPR, cancer and moments of discovery.

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