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: 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.
We are pleased to announce that Jean Beggs has been awarded the RNA Society’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. View the announcement here.
We are pleased to announce that Beth Tran has been awarded the RNA Society’s 2018 Lifetime Service Award. View the announcement here.
We seek an individual committed to the success of the RNA Society to fill this important position. Learn more here.
The RNA Society's Spring 2018 Newsletter is now available for download. It features celebrations; vacancies; RNA Salons; travel fellowships; the 3-for-2 group registration incentive for RNA 2018; and more.
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.
While it has been known for some time that both cellular and viral mRNAs are subject to post-transcriptional modifications that … more
The Ke Lab has two postdoctoral associate openings (one in computational biology, and the other in RNA biology) at The … more
The Nelson Lau lab in the Dept of Biochemistry is looking for a candidate with a PhD and prior molecular … more
A postdoc position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Elizabeth Tran in the Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University … more
A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology at Texas A&M Health Science Center to … 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.
Professor Manny Ares Jr. is a long-time member of the RNA Society, former Society president, and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology at the University of California Santa Cruz. Learn about how serendipity led to him describing the yeast U2 gene and what advice he has for current trainees.
Junior Scientist Representative Dr. Kris Brannan is post-doctoral fellow in the Yeo lab at the University of California San Diego. Learn about what lessons he has drawn from his forays into bioinformatics and why he is such a passionate member of the RNA Society.
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.