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.
In Memoriam: Marie Öhman
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Marie Öhman on February 3, 2019, to colon cancer. Marie was graduate student with Gerhart Wagner and Britt-Marie Sjöberg, and did postdoctoral work with Brenda Bass before becoming a professor in the Department of Molecular Biosciences, The Wenner-Gren Institute, at Stockholm University. Her research added important details regarding the functional consequences of adenosine to inosine (A-to-I) RNA editing in neurons and in understanding how editing contributes to the variety of the transcriptome during brain development and neuronal stimulation. Marie served the RNA Society as a member of the editorial board for the journal, RNA, as a member of the Meetings Committee, and as a poster judge at our annual meetings. She is survived by her husband, her brother, and two wonderful sons of whom she was very proud.
The RNA Society's Spring 2019 Newsletter is now available for download. Hear from President Anna Marie Pyle, read previews of RNA 2019, find out about this year’s award recipients, and more.
Ph.D. program: “Splice site recognition mechanisms and regulators” The University of Evry (South suburb of Paris France) is seeking for … more
Post-doctoral position to study the functions of a novel non-coding RNA in the mammalian circadian clock system (Virginia Tech) The … more
A postdoctoral position in RNA Chemical Biology is available in the lab of Professor Ralph Kleiner at Princeton University. A … more
Three postdoctoral research positions are open in the laboratories of Tatyana Pestova and Christopher Hellen at the State University of … more
Postdoctoral Researcher position available immediately in the Laboratory of Dr. Mingyi Xie (Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, … 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.
Dr. Luisa Cochella is Group Leader at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna. Read about how Dr. Cochella’s love of both RNA and developmental biology has shaped her research, how she persevered through difficult times during her post-doctoral training, and what her sage advice she has for trainees.
Dr. Ana Casañal is a post-doctoral researcher in the lab of Dr. Lori Passmore (MRC—Laboratory of Molecular Biology, UK). Read about why Dr. Casañal considers structural approaches to be a key ingredient in understanding RNA biology, what role her past and present mentors have played in her success, and what advice she has for trainees beginning to search for post-doctoral positions.
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: Australia’s first RNA Salon – meRNA at Monash University.