Henrik Nielsen

Henrik Nielsen

Professor with special responsibilities, Professor MSO

The research interest of H Nielsen group is RNA biology with emphasis on catalytic RNA and epitranscriptomics.

Primary fields of research

Epitranscriptomics with emphasis on specialized ribosomes in the immune system, during development, and in cancer. Ribozymes, RNA splicing and small non-coding RNA molecules.

Current research

  • The flexibility and evolutionary adaptability of RNA-guided nucleotide modifications
  • Specialized ribosomes (including cancer ribosomes)
  • The role of helicases in ribosome biogenesis
  • New RNA cap structures
  • The lariat capping ribozyme
  • Characterization of the circularization pathway in group I introns

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