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.
Voting is now open for RNA Society Members of the Board. View the candidate biographies here. The election ballot will be sent separately, but if you don’t receive it, please contact the RNA Society CEO at [email protected]
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.
Nominations are being accepted for the 2019 RiboClub Lifetime Achievement Award. More details here.
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 Kiledjian laboratory in the Dept. Cell Biology & Neuroscience at Rutgers University is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral associate to … more
A post-doctoral position is available in the group of Michael Jantsch, studying the interaction of the RNA-editing enzyme ADAR1 with … more
Two postdoctoral positions (one RNA biologist, one bioinformatician) are available immediately at the Kwok Lab, Department of Chemistry, City University … more
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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. Sharon Crary is Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the Global Health Program at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Learn about her advice for trainees considering a career at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution (PUI) and her path to founding Social Promise, a nonprofit organization aimed at improving health and education in Uganda.
Dr. David Mitchell is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Phil Bevilacqua at Pennsylvania State University. Read about what first drew him to study RNA structure, what lessons he has learned from method development, and how mentoring has shaped his career.
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.