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.

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In Memoriam: Thomas Steitz

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and colleague Thomas A. Steitz, a key scientist, colleague, mentor and entrepreneur in the history of RNA Biology and a beloved member of our Society. He died on October 9 at the age of 78. He will be greatly missed. Tom was Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University, where he made seminal contributions to our understanding of mechanisms of gene regulation, including the atomic structure of the ribosome, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009. His influence will continue to inspire generations of RNA researchers. Our thoughts are with Joan and their family. They have established an endowment for the Thomas Steitz Memorial Lecture Series, contributions to which can be made through giving.yale.edu/supportSteitzLecture.

Member Spotlight Series

We are looking for volunteers to help interview and compose profiles for our 2019 Member Spotlight Series—a monthly feature highlighting the outstanding lives and accomplishments of two RNA SOCIETY members. Come be part of the Spotlight Team—connect with other Society members and hone your writing skills! For more information, contact Dr. Olivia Rissland at  [email protected].

Fall 2018 RNA Society Newsletter

This issue recaps the fantastic RNA 2018 conference in Berkeley; announces application deadlines for RNA Salons, as well as the Mid-Career, Early-Career and Scaringe Awards; provides an up-date on the on-going mentor program (seeking new mentors and mentees); introduces you to the new representatives for the Junior Scientist Committee; and more! Take time to check it out!

Developments at the Society Journal, RNA

The Society journal, RNA, continues to thrive. Now in its 24th year, RNA continues to publish high quality articles, as well as timely communications, reviews, and opinion pieces, with an impact factor in the top 20% of journals in this class. Read more

Call for Nominations: 2019 RiboClub Life Achievement Award

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

Employment Opportunities

The control of the messenger RNA translation (mRNA) in human cells contributes to the accurate expression of genes in space … more

A two-year Postdoc position is available in the Gorodkin lab (http://ivh.ku.dk/bioinformatics), Center for non-coding RNA in Technology and Health (RTH), … more

A Post-Doctoral Position is open in the Maquat lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. Applicants … more

A postdoctoral training position is currently available in the laboratory of Yunsun Nam, in the Cecil H. and Ida Green … more

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have an established background in either mRNA translation … more

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