Research: Chemical studies towards elucidation of the origin of the ribosome
The objective is to decipher the origin of the universal translation process by finding prebiotically plausible pathways that led to the formation of first primitive proto-ribosomes and later ribosome. The results of the project will decipher how life on earth emerged under early earth geothermal conditions.
Publications within NATURE-ETN
- Müller, F., Escobar, L., Xu, F., Wegrzyn, E., Nainyte, M., Amatov, T., Chan, C.-Y., Pichler, A., and Carell, T. A prebiotically plausible scenario of an RNA–peptide world. Nature 605, 279–284 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-022-04676-3
Jamie has received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Chemistry with first class honor from City University of Hong Kong in 2018, where he completed the Bachelor Thesis in Kwok Research Group about the intrinsic fluorescence of bulged G-quadruplex. He continues his research on RNA structure and SELEX as a research assistant for the following year in the Kwok Lab and invented the first G-quadruplex specific L-RNA aptamer before he joined the Carell group in LMU Munich as a PhD student and researcher in NATURE-ETN.
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Jamie is a molecular biologist who comes from Hong Kong and looks forward to his stay in Europe. He also likes to read about politics and astrophysics in his free time but without career plans (well….). He likes hiking, watching movies and playing badminton.