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Past genomic studies mainly focused on protein coding genes. During the last few years however, the complexity of the transcriptional landscape has become more evident as large parts of the genome are transcribed into diverse classes of non-protein coding RNAs. While the mode of action of some classes of structurally homogenous short ncRNAs such as miRNA and piRNA is rather well understood today, our understanding of the rather complex class of structurally heterogenous long ncRNAs is just beginning to develop.
During my PhD-thesis, I aim to shed light on the function on lncRNAs, specifically on the mechanism through which they support the regulation of the metabolism and adipose tissue plasticity in particular.