Quentin Vicens, PhD
Assistant Research Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics


  • Nichols PJ, Krall JB, Henen MA, Vögeli B, Vicens Q. Z-RNA biology: A central role in the innate immune response?. RNA. 2023 Jan 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36596670
  • Vicens Q, Westhof E. Brief considerations on targeting RNA with small molecules. Fac Rev. 2022;11:39. PubMed PMID: 36644293
  • Bonilla SL, Vicens Q, Kieft JS. Cryo-EM reveals an entangled kinetic trap in the folding of a catalytic RNA. Sci Adv. 2022 Aug 26;8(34):eabq4144. PubMed PMID: 36026457
  • Vicens Q, Kieft JS. Thoughts on how to think (and talk) about RNA structure. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2022 Apr 26;119(17):e2112677119. PubMed PMID: 35439059
  • Enseigner et former-2e éd.: Psychologie appliquée et pédagogies actives, secondaire, supérieur, formation professionnelle JF Parmentier, Q Vicens - Dunod, 2022
  • Vicens Q, Kieft JS. Shared properties and singularities of exoribonuclease-resistant RNAs in viruses. Comput Struct Biotechnol J. 2021;19:4373-4380. PubMed PMID: 34471487
  • Vicens Q, Bochler A, Jobe A, Frank J, Hashem Y. Interaction Networks of Ribosomal Expansion Segments in Kinetoplastids. Subcell Biochem. 2021;96:433-450. PubMed PMID: 33252739
  • Jones RA, Steckelberg AL, Vicens Q, Szucs MJ, Akiyama BM, Kieft JS. Different tertiary interactions create the same important 3D features in a distinct flavivirus xrRNA. RNA. 2021 Jan;27(1):54-65. PubMed PMID: 33004436
  • Vicens, Q., Kim, Y. & Harrowfield, J. Jacques Vicens: his life in research. J Incl Phenom Macrocycl Chem 101, 161–162 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10847-021-01081-7
  • Nichols PJ, Bevers S, Henen M, Kieft JS, Vicens Q, Vögeli B. Recognition of non-CpG repeats in Alu and ribosomal RNAs by the Z-RNA binding domain of ADAR1 induces A-Z junctions. Nat Commun. 2021 Feb 4;12(1):793. PubMed PMID: 33542240
  • Nichols PJ, Henen MA, Vicens Q, Vögeli B. Solution NMR backbone assignments of the N-terminal Za-linker-Zß segment from Homo sapiens ADAR1p150. Biomol NMR Assign. 2021 Oct;15(2):273-279. PubMed PMID: 33742389
  • Herbert A, Karapetyan S, Poptsova M, Vasquez KM, Vicens Q, Vögeli B. Special Issue: A, B and Z: The Structure, Function and Genetics of Z-DNA and Z-RNA. Int J Mol Sci. 2021 Jul 19;22(14). PubMed PMID: 34299306
  • Steckelberg AL, Vicens Q, Costantino DA, Nix JC, Kieft JS. The crystal structure of a Polerovirus exoribonuclease-resistant RNA shows how diverse sequences are integrated into a conserved fold. RNA. 2020 Dec;26(12):1767-1776. PubMed PMID: 32848042
  • Q. Vicens, Y. Kim, and J. Harrowfield, Jacques Vicens: an obituary. Journal of Inclusion Phenomena and Macrocyclic Chemistry (2020), 98:123-125.
  • J.-F. Parmentier and Q. Vicens, 4 scénarios pour enseigner ou former à distance - Exemples concrets et fiches pratiques, [Four scenarios for online teaching and professional development - Concrete examples and practical advice], Dunod, Paris, France, 2020.
  • Szucs MJ, Nichols PJ, Jones RA, Vicens Q, Kieft JS. A New Subclass of Exoribonuclease-Resistant RNA Found in Multiple Genera of Flaviviridae . mBio. 2020 Sep 29;11(5). PubMed PMID: 32994331
  • Jones RA, Steckelberg AL, Vicens Q, Szucs MJ, Akiyama BM, Kieft JS. Different tertiary interactions create the same important 3-D features in a distinct flavivirus xrRNA. RNA. 2020 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33004436
  • Vicens Q. Special Issue: Frontiers in RNA Structure. Molecules. 2020 Oct 21;25(20). PubMed PMID: 33096601
  • Vicens Q, Coumoul X, Souciet JL. A forum where french-speaking faculty can exchange research on teaching. Biochem Mol Biol Educ. 2019 Sep;47(5):599-606. PubMed PMID: 31141270
  • Steckelberg AL, Vicens Q, Kieft JS. Exoribonuclease-Resistant RNAs Exist within both Coding and Noncoding Subgenomic RNAs. MBio. 2018 Dec 18;9(6). PubMed PMID: 30563900
  • Vicens Q, Mondragón E, Reyes FE, Coish P, Aristoff P, Berman J, Kaur H, Kells KW, Wickens P, Wilson J, Gadwood RC, Schostarez HJ, Suto RK, Blount KF, Batey RT. Structure-Activity Relationship of Flavin Analogues That Target the Flavin Mononucleotide Riboswitch. ACS Chem Biol. 2018 Oct 19;13(10):2908-2919. PubMed PMID: 30107111
  • D'Ascenzo L, Vicens Q, Auffinger P. Identification of receptors for UNCG and GNRA Z-turns and their occurrence in rRNA. Nucleic Acids Res. 2018 Sep 6;46(15):7989-7997. PubMed PMID: 29986118
  • Vicens Q, Kieft JS, Rissland OS. Revisiting the Closed-Loop Model and the Nature of mRNA 5'-3' Communication. Mol Cell. 2018 Dec 6;72(5):805-812. PubMed PMID: 30526871
  • Q. Vicens, A. Bochler, A. Jobe, J. Frank & Y. Hashem, Chapter 13: Interaction networks of ribosomal expansion segments in kinetoplastids, in Macromolecular Protein Complexes III (Ed. J.R. Harris, Springer, Cham), in press.
  • I.S. Abaeva, Q. Vicens, A. Bochler, H. Soufari, A. Simonetti, T.V. Pestova, Y. Hashem, C.U.T. Hellen. The Halastavi árva virus intergenic region IRES promotes translation by the simplest possible initiation mechanism (2020), bioRxiv: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.20.347120 (now in press at Cell Reports).
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