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.
Newsdownload. Read about the new Izaurralde Award and deadlines for all awards (October 1). Hear from President Anna Marie Pyle, read about RNA 2019, and more.
Applications open for RNA Salons 2019/20Details here
Applications open for The Elisa Izaurralde Award for Innovation in Research, Teaching, and Service.Details here.
Applications open for Scaringe, Early & Mid-Career Awards.Details here.
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.
The Gavis Lab at Princeton University is seeking motivated post-doctoral candidates who are interested in working at the interface of … more
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW POSITION Starting JAN 1, 2020 to study RNA-protein and small molecule interactions, drug design and mechanism, Duke University … more
The Faculty of Medicine at the Julius Maximilians University of Würzburg and the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI) … more
NIH-funded postdoc position is available for two years with a strong possibility of extension, starting October 2019. The laboratory represents … more
Post-doctoral positions are available in the Lyons Lab at Boston University School of Medicine. We are a new laboratory; thus, … moreView All Job Postings
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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. Susan Baserga is Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University. Learn about how her passion for RNA has shaped her career, what connections she sees between equity and scientific progress, and what advice she has for trainees.
Dr. Anna Loveland is a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Korostelev’s lab at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine. Read about how early childhood experiences fueled her scientific curiosity and what inspired her to study ribosome dynamics with cryo-electron microscopy.
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: The Hong Kong RNA Club—A new hub for RNA aficionados.