Welcome to RB&AB
RNA is increasingly recognized to have more functions than just being a “messenger” between DNA and proteins. New forms of RNA and RNA functions are continuously discovered, such as small regulatory microRNAs. Our research aims to understand transcriptome dynamics plus the role of RNA as a carrier of genetic information. As such, we have a keen interest in so-called ‘non-coding RNA’, ‘maternal RNA’ as well as ‘cell-free RNA’. We apply an multidisciplinary omics approach that includes a large bioinformatics component. Therefore, our research also includes applied bioinformatics with emphasis on ‘design-for-experimentation’ and development of algorithms to optimally utilize next-generation RNA sequencing data. The RNA Biology & Applied Bioinformatics research group (RB&AB) is part of the University of Amsterdam.