Niki Christopoulou is awarded a Darwin Trust PhD studentship!

  • Posted on: 8 April 2019
  • By: sglab

Our ERASMUS student Niki was recently awarded a Darwin Trust PhD studentship!
She will be joining the lab for four years, starting October 2019.

Her project involves understanding the role of RNA-binding proteins involved in antibiotic resistance in pathogenic bacteria.

Congratulations Niki!



Granneman lab welcomes Niki Christopoulou

  • Posted on: 1 October 2018
  • By: sglab

Niki Christopoulou will be in our lab for a few months to learn how to genetically manipulate pathogenic bacteria. She got an ERASMUS fellowship for her stay here in Edinburgh. The goal is to also teach her how to do CLIP/CRAC, should there be sufficient time.


UPDATE!!! She recently was awarded a Darwin Trust PhD fellowship to join our lab. Congratulations!


Granneman lab welcomes Ivayla and Tove

  • Posted on: 3 September 2018
  • By: sglab

Ivayla is a new post-doc in the lab who will be working on one of the most pathogenic strains we have in the lab. She is an expert in post-transcriptional modification and this is her first venture into microorganisms.

Tove, a Swedish MSc student in Synthetic Biology, will be manipulating yeast to develop new ways of making expression of exogenous genes more efficient in baker’s yeast.


Granneman lab has two post-doc positions available!!

  • Posted on: 7 February 2018
  • By: admin

We currently have two post-doc positions available (see Vacancies page) to work on RNA:RNA and protein-RNA interactions in prokaryotes!

If you have any experience in NGS or quantitative mass-spectrometry and are looking for a new post-doc position, please do not hesitate to contact Sander! (

Deadline for applications is 5th of March 2018.


UPDATE: Positions filled!


Our Nature Communications RNA structure probing paper is now online!!

  • Posted on: 29 September 2017
  • By: sglab

After 4 years of hard graft and overcoming many technical and computational challenges our pre-60S RNA structure probing paper is now online on the Nature Communications website! The first author is Elena Burlacu, a former PhD student from my lab. We have mapped the structural changes that take place during early 60S assembly and could show that folding of some regions in the 60S pre-rRNA takes place at very specific stages of maturation.


Our Nature Communications paper is now online!!

  • Posted on: 11 April 2017
  • By: sglab

We developed a much improved version of our CRAC protein-RNA interaction technique and identified a role for the Nab3 transcription terminator in controlling expression kinetics of stress-responsive genes. This work was done in collaboration with UVO3 and Guido Sanguinett’s group, who made a great contribution to the modeling part of the paper.

The brand spanking new super duper UV cross-linker that we developed for kinetic CRAC can be ordered from UVO3!!