Medical RNomics RNA-regulated networks in human diseases

Ribonucleic acids – RNAs for short – assume a range of tasks in the human body: RNA molecules can, for example, transmit genetic information and regulate whether gene-encoded proteins are formed in cells as well as when this occurs and in what quantities. The discovery of new regulatory ribonucleic acids has resulted in recent years in the realisation that faulty RNA-dependent genetic regulation processes very often lead to disease. At the same time, new high-throughput sequencing technologies now make it possible to gather comprehensive data on regulatory RNA networks and their pathological changes. The LOEWE research cluster Medical RNomics wants to apply these new analytical methods to major commonly occurring diseases, particularly to tumour, infectious and cardiovascular diseases. This should not only give new insights into the disease-causing processes but, most of all, provide new diagnostic RNA biomarkers and pave the way for innovative therapeutic strategies.

LOEWE Research Cluster


  • Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Philipps-Universität Marburg
  • Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main
  • Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research, Bad Nauheim

Associate Partners

  • Life Technologies, Darmstadt
  • GenXPro, Frankfurt
  • BITE, Giessen
  • CSL Behring, Marburg

Fields of study

  • Medicine
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry

Funding period

Since 2015

Project Coordinator

  • Prof. Dr. Albrecht Bindereif, Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Schmeck (deputy), Philipps-Universität Marburg


  • Frankfurt am Main
  • Gießen
  • Marburg

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