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Welcome to the RNA Society

We're a non-profit international scientific society with more than 1800 members dedicated to fostering research and education in the field of RNA science. We host a peer-reviewed scientific journal, RNA, and an annual scientific conference, along with sponsoring other RNA-related scientific conferences through direct financial support and student travel grants. Mostly, we are a community of scientists who are passionate about better understanding the fascinating world of RNA biology.

RNA Annual Meeting

The 25th Annual Meeting of the RNA Society scheduled for May 26-31, 2020 in Vancouver, BC, Canada has been cancelled due to COVID-19 and will be transitioned to an on-line meeting format. Please stay tuned for details on how to participate and submit your oral and poster presentations.

Sarah Woodson, Johns Hopkins University, USA 
Ling-Ling Chen, Shanghai Inst of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, China 
Michaela Frye, DKFZ – Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Germany
Alain Laederach, Univ of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, USA 
Oliver Muehlemann, University of Bern, Switzerland 
Stephen Rader, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada  

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Featured Spotlights

In recognition of the outstanding lives and accomplishments of our members, each month we profile two RNA Society members—one Full member and one Student/Post-doctoral Fellow member—as part of our Member Spotlight Series.

     Dr. Noam Stern-Ginossar                  Dr. Chris Hill 

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RNA is a monthly, international, peer-reviewed publication that provides rapid communication of significant original research in all areas of RNA structure and function–in eukaryotic, prokaryotic, and viral systems. The journal aims to unify this field by cutting across established disciplinary lines and focusing on “RNA-centered” science. It is published by CSHL Press for the RNA Society, and is available both in print and on-line through Society membership, individual subscription, or institutional subscription. Manuscript submissions are not restricted to Society members, but are welcomed from any member of the RNA scientific community.

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Featured Salon

Launched in 2016, the RNA Salon program provides financial support for recurring local/regional RNA science-based activities held at academic institutions throughout the world. 

The Hong Kong RNA Club