Thorsten Stafforst ProfessorUniversity of TübingenThorsten Stafforst started his independent lab in 2011 at the University of Tübingen, where he is now full professor for nucleic acid biochemistry. He studied Chemistry at the University of Göttingen, obtained his PhD in 2005 in Bioorganic Chemistry, and moved for a Postdoc with Prof. Don Hilvert at ETH Zurich. His research is focussed on the engineering of programmable RNA-targeted proteins. His lab has a particularly strong focus on therapeutic RNA editing by either engineering editases (gene therapy) or by designing antisense oligonucleotides that are tailored to harness endogenous ADARs (antisense therapy). The work is supported by ERC and DFG funding.