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: Kiyoshi NagaiOur dear colleague Kiyoshi Nagai, an outstanding pioneer in the structural determination of RNA-protein complexes and the spliceosome, sadly passed away at the height of his career on September 27. After a PhD with Hideki Morimoto at Osaka University and a postdoc with Max Perutz at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB) in Cambridge, he stayed at LMB for the rest of his life, working with a small group that focused with immense dedication on solving structures of the spliceosome using X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy. His monumental work includes the first glimpses of an RRM domain bound to its target RNA, of U1 snRNP, U4/5/6 tri-snRNP as well as spliceosome complexes from pre- to post-catalytic. His smiling face will always come to mind when we reveal something new and beautiful about the RNA World. Read More
In Memoriam: Heidi Dvinge
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Heidi Dvinge. Heidi was an Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry in the School of Medicine and Public Health at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she was studying the mis-regulation of RNA processing and its role in disease. Her post-doctoral work was in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Bradley at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington. She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge in the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute. Heidi’s friends and colleagues describe her as an amazing human being: talented, creative, dedicated, insightful, energetic, thoughtful and full of joy. She will be terribly missed.
Further information and tributes can be found here: https://www.med.wisc.edu/news-and-events/2019/september/remembering-heidi-dvinge/
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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. Angie Hilliker is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Richmond. Written by Spotlight team member Ha An Nguyen, this piece describes the rewards of teaching and doing research at a predominantly undergraduate institution and Dr. Hilliker’s two main pieces of advice for trainees.
Dr. Monica Wu is a Research Scientist at New England Biolabs in Boston, Massachusetts. Read about the role that perseverance and mentorship have played in her career, her suggestions for increasing diversity in STEM, and her tips for finding a fulfilling position in industry.
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.