Welcome to the RNA Society. We’re a non-profit, international scientific society with more than 1000 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 individuals who are committed to the success of the RNA Society to fill important positions. 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.
The Bass Laboratory in the Biochemistry Department at the University of Utah seeks a postdoctoral fellow, or Research Associate (staff), … more
Eclipse BioInnovations Inc. is an RNA genomics service company spin-out from UC San Diego. Our founders are the leading experts … more
Two postdoctoral positions are available in Dr. Zhipeng Lu lab at USC School of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical … more
The laboratory of Dr. Olivia S. Rissland seeks to hire a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on leading edge questions in … more
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow (open rank) to work in a lab at the instersection of RNA biology and … moreView All Job Postings
What's Hot in RNA Selected from the Society's Journal
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.
A leader in the RNA dynamics field, Dr. Hashim Murtadha Al-Hashimi is the James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry and the Director of the Duke Center for RNA Biology. Learn about how his passion for structural dynamics started and what first drew him to RNA.
Madalena Madeira Reimão Pinto is a 5th-year Ph.D. student in the Ameres lab at the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology and University of Vienna, Austria. Learn about why her childhood hero is David Attenborough, what lessons molecular biologists can take from nature documentaries, and how doing graduate work in a new lab can benefit students.
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.