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.
This issue recaps the fantastic RNA 2018 conference in Berkeley; announces application deadlines for RNA Salons, as well as the Mid-Career, Early-Career and Scaringe Awards; provides an up-date on the on-going mentor program (seeking new mentors and mentees); introduces you to the new representatives for the Junior Scientist Committee; and more! Take time to check it out!
The Society journal, RNA, continues to thrive. Now in its 24th year, RNA continues to publish high quality articles, as well as timely communications, reviews, and opinion pieces, with an impact factor in the top 20% of journals in this class. Read more
On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the RiboClub meetings, we are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019 RiboClub Life Achievement Award are being accepted. Eligibility for this award is open to all scientists working in Canadian Institutions, with major contributions to the field of RNA biology. Read More
Call For Papers: Special Issue in the Journal of Structural Biology on RNA Structural Challenges, Modeling, and Design
We welcome contributions from scientists working to advance the field on both the genomic and molecular levels of RNA using novel experimental, mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches. Manuscript Submission Window: Aug.1 to Nov. 30, 2018. Learn More
The RNA Society is delighted to announce the next round of RNA Salons in 2018/19. Apply for $1,500 USD to help enhance interactions within your local RNA community! Applications for the 2018/2019 RNA Salon series are now being accepted until September 4th, 2018. See the RNA Salon webpage for Guidelines and the official Application form.
In Memoriam: Elisa Izaurralde
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely passing of our friend and colleague Elisa Izaurralde, a cherished member of our Society, Editor of our journal, RNA, and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology in Tübingen. Elisa made pioneering contributions to our understanding of the processes and regulation of mRNA transport, decay and translation, as well as to many other aspects of RNA metabolism. She will be greatly missed.
The RNA Society pleased to launch the Member Spotlight Series - a monthly feature highlighting the outstanding lives and accomplishments. We are looking for volunteers to work with us to interview members and help write the profiles! Members can find more information here.
Post doc opportunities are available in the Ditlev E. Brodersen lab at Aarhus University, Denmark, to work on structural and … more
The Kiledjian laboratory in the Dept. Cell Biology & Neuroscience at Rutgers University is seeking outstanding postdoctoral associates to study … more
A two-year Postdoc position is available in the bioinformatics group (http://ivh.ku.dk/bioinformatics), Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), … more
The University of Colorado School of Medicine invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of … more
The Nucleic Acid Technologies Team at Bayer Crop Sciences (formerly Monsanto) seeks a motivated intern. The position will be located … moreView All Job Postings
What's Hot in RNA Selected from the Society's Journal
Member Spotlight Series
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.
One of the co-founders of the RNA Society, Professor Marvin Wickens has been a driving force in the field of post-transcriptional gene regulation. Read about what advice he has for junior scientists, why he still stays so involved in the RNA Society, and what got him through one of the biggest challenges in his career.
Dr. Megan Mayerle recently completed post-doctoral training in the lab of Dr. Christine Guthrie and is now employed as a Grant Writer and Project Coordinator at the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. Learn what she thinks are the big questions in the field of pre-mRNA splicing and how she navigated the search for a non-faculty position.
RNA Salons are reoccurring, regional RNA science-based gatherings that cultivate year-long interaction, engagement, sharing of knowledge among RNA researchers and support of junior scientists. Read more about RNA Salons here.
In 2017/18, the RNA Society is supporting 37 RNA Salons worldwide. A complete list of funded RNA Salons can be found here.
The RNA Society regularly features the activities of exemplary RNA Salons. Our latest featured RNA Salon: Hungarian RNA Salons.