Functional characterisation of long spliced ncRNAs (2010–2011)

Abstract:
Genome sequencing projects suggest we only have approximately thirty thousand coding genes which was previously considered to be far too few to provide the blueprint for generation of human complexity. More surprising was the discovery that 3-5% of the genome is transcribed but not translated into protein. The function of these non-coding RNAs is unknown but hotly debated. Is it junk? Or does it play a new key role in programming development? This grant will address this question directly.
Grant type:
NHMRC Project Grant
Researchers:
  • Honorary Professor
    School of Biomedical Sciences
    Faculty of Medicine
    Honorary Professor
    Mater Research Institute-UQ
    Faculty of Medicine
Funded by:
National Health and Medical Research Council