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.
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.
On the first annual RNA Day, the RNA Society and the Ribosome Synthesis Conference will share live the opening keynote lecture by Dr. Ed Hurt: Insights into the mechanism of eukaryotic ribosome biogenesis - August 1st, 2018, 8:00 pm (Eastern Standard Time)
First Annual RNA Day: Aug 1st, 2018
The RNA Society has declared August 1st as the annual RNA Day. We encourage you to use this occasion to celebrate and to share your passion and interest in RNA. Let the world know how important RNA is!
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 is delighted to announce the 37 newly selected RNA Salons for 2017/18! Find here a list of the current RNA Salons and a description of RNA Salon activities.
RNA Society President Juan Valcárcel presents his reflections from RNA2017 and his vision for the future. Read the whole letter here.
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.
I am seeking a motivated, independent, creative entry level post-doctoral researcher to join my laboratory at the University of Colorado … more
Position Title: Mechanisms and regulation of human nonsense-mediated mRNA decay A postdoctoral position studying the molecular mechanisms of RNA quality … more
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Wilusz at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. … more
The Department of Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry (http://mbb.yale.edu/) at Yale University seeks applicants for a faculty appointment at the Assistant … more
Postdoctoral positions are available in Dr. Junjie Guo’s laboratory at Yale University. Taking a combination of computational, biochemical, genetic, and … 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. 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.
Professor Johnson is a leader in the field of pre-mRNA splicing and known for her commitment to mentoring and education. Read about what research directions she currently finds most exciting, why she finds mentoring so rewarding, and what advice she has for trainees.
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.