RNA molecules play important roles in biology in addition to their function as messenger RNAs. A vast range of non-coding RNAs participate in different regulatory processes, and RNAs are capable of specifically sensing small molecules and even catalyzing chemical reactions. Our research focuses on the discovery of new types of RNAs using computational methods, in order to better understand RNA from a biological and biochemical perspective. Research is ongoing in bacteria and plants, along with other RNA-related bioinformatics research.
Research in the Weinberg lab is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)