D12 Department of Synthetic Biology and Immunology

Department of Synthetic Biology and Immunology

Research of the molecular mechanism of molecular recognition and signaling in innate immune response, drug design and synthetic biology.

Representative Publications

  1. LJUBETIČ, Ajasja, LAPENTA, Fabio, GRADIŠAR, Helena, DROBNAK, Igor, AUPIČ, Jana, STRMŠEK, Žiga, LAINŠČEK, Duško, HAFNER-BRATKOVIČ, Iva,  MAJERLE, Andreja, KRIVEC, Nuša, BENČINA, Mojca, PISANSKI, Tomaž ĆIRKOVIĆ VELIČKOVIĆ, Tanja, ROUND, Adam, CARAZO, José María, MELERO, Roberto, JERALA, Roman. Design of coiled-coil protein origami cages that self-assemble in vitro and in vivo. Nature Biotechnology, 2017, 1-8.
  2. POHAR, Jelka, LAINŠČEK, Duško, IVIČAK-KOCJAN, Karolina, CAJNKO, Miša Mojca, JERALA, Roman, BENČINA, Mojca. Short single-stranded DNA degradation products augment the activation of Toll-like receptor 9. Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 1-13.
  3. KOČAR, Vid, SCHREK, John S., ČERU, Slavko, GRADIŠAR, Helena, BAŠIČ, Nino, PISANSKI, Tomaž, DOYE, Jonathan P.K., JERALA, Roman. Design principles for rapid folding of knotted DNA nanostructures. Nature Communications, 2016, 1-8.
  4. GABER, Rok, LEBAR, Tina, MAJERLE, Andreja, ŠTER, Branko, DOBNIKAR, Andrej, BENČINA, Mojca, JERALA, Roman. Designable DNA-binding domains enable construction of logic circuits in mammalian cells. Nature Chemical Biology, 2014, 10, 203-208.
  5. LEBAR, Tina, BEZELJAK, Urban, GOLOB, Anja, JERALA, Miha, KADUNC, Lucija, PIRŠ, Boštjan, STRAŽAR, Martin, VUČKO, Dušan, ZUPANČIČ, Uroš, BENČINA, Mojca, FORSTNERIČ, Vida, GABER, Rok, LONZARIĆ, Jan, MAJERLE, Andreja, OBLAK, Alja, SMOLE, Anže, JERALA, Roman. A bistable genetic switch based on designable DNA-binding domains. Nature Communications, 2014, 1-13, 5007.