Société Française de Biochimie et Biologie Moléculaire

SMYTH Redmond - Janvier 2015

Redmond Smyth - article du mois de janvier 2015 de la SFBBM

UPR 9002 CNRS Specific recognition of the HIV-1 genomic RNA by the Gag precursor. Nat Commun. 2014 Jul 2;5:4304. During assembly of HIV-1 particles in infected cells, the viral Pr55Gag protein (or Gag precursor) must select the viral genomic RNA (gRNA) from a variety of cellular and viral spliced RNAs. However, there is no consensus on how Pr55Gag achieves... Lire l'abstract


I am a 32 year-old post-doctoral researcher, working in the Marquet-Paillart laboratory at the “Architecture et Réactivité de L'ARN" research unit, at IBMC in Strasbourg. I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Cambridge, UK and my PhD from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Throughout my scientific career I have focused on molecular biology and virology, specifically related to the HIV-1 virus. I have previously studied the mechanisms leading to the generation of genetic diversity in the natural target cells of HIV-1 infection, T-cells and macrophages. I am now interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms that lead to the selective packaging of the HIV-1 genomic RNA from a complex, and much larger pool of cellular and spliced RNA.


IBMC, 15 rue René Descartes
67084 Strasbourg
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / site