User:Sunny Sharma

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  • Sunny Sharma
  • Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Max-von-Laue Strasse-9, Campus Riedberg, Goethe University
  • Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany.
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I am graduate student in Entian´s Lab at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main.


  • Graduate student at Institute of Molecular Biosciences, Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany [1]
  • 2007, MS (Molecular Biology & Biochemistry), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, India [2]
  • 2005, BS, Bangalore University, Bangalore, India [3]


DAAD (Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst) PhD scholarship (2010 - 2013) [4]

CEF (Excellence Cluster-Frankfurt am Main) PhD fellowship (2009 - 2010) [5]

ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) Junior Research Fellowship (2009 - 2010) [6]

Research interests

  1. Ribosome Biogenesis
  2. RNA modifications
  3. Immunology
  4. Gerontology


1) Partial methylation at Am100 in 18S rRNA of baker´s yeast shows ribosome heterogeneity on the level of eukaryotic rRNA modification. Plos One [in press]

2) Identification of novel methyltransferases, Bmt5 and Bmt6, responsible for the m3U methylations of 25S rRNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.[7]

3) Yeast Nop2 and Rcm1 methylate C2870 and C2278 of the 25S rRNA, respectively.[8]

4) Identification of a novel methyltransferase, Bmt2, responsible for the N-1-methyl-adenosine base modification of 25S rRNA in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.[9]

5) Yeast Rrp8p, a novel methyltransferase responsible for m1A 645 base modification of 25S rRNA.[10]

6) Association of P2X7 receptor +1513 (A-->C) polymorphism with tuberculosis in a Punjabi population.[11]

Conferences/ Workshops

  1. Seminar at RNA club, 16th October 2013 [12]
  2. Plenary talk at Yeast Meeting, Frankfurt 2013 [13]
  3. Poster presentation at 18th Annual RNA meeting of the RNA society, Davos, Switzerland [14]
  4. Seminar at RNA club, 26th September 2012 [15]
  5. Poster presentation at 9th International Conference on Ribosome Synthesis, Banff, Canada [16]

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