The RNA Society launched a new initiative this fall to provide financial support for reoccurring local/regional RNA science-based activities – termed RNA Salons. The purpose of this new programming was to promote engagement and interaction among RNA researchers, with a particular focus on enhancing the training of junior scientists.
The RNA Salon concept was met with enthusiastic support by RNA Society members; we received more applications for sponsorship than we had funds available. Moreover, we were pleased to receive applications describing a diverse range of innovative and engaging activities from institutions around the world.
After a review process by the RNA Salon Selection Committee, the following RNA Salon applications were chosen for support for the 2016/2017 academic year. Please congratulate your colleagues for their efforts to promote RNA research and feel free to reach out if your geographical location allows you to participate in one or more of these initiatives!
Congratulations once again to all successful applicants and all the best with your upcoming activities.
We look forward to working with all of you in the upcoming year and encourage everyone to consider applying for RNA Salon support in the fall of 2017!
Ute Kothe and Kristian Baker
Membership Committee, RNA Society
|Universite de Sherbrooke, RiboClub Society||Canada||Sherif Abou-Elela||RiboClub Videoconference|
|Monash University||Australia||Minni Anko||Monash University meRNA Club|
|Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires||Argentina||Graciela Boccaccio||Buenos Aires RNA Club|
|International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Warsaw||Poland||Janusz Bujnicki & Magnus Marcin||RNA Club Warsaw|
|Boston University, School of Medicine||US||Daniel Cifuentes||Boston University School of Medicine RNA Club|
|University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center||US||Nick Conrad||UTSW RNA Club|
|University at Albany||US||Joan Curcio & Marlene Belfort||Hudson Valley RNA Club|
|University of Trento||Italy||Michela Denti||Trento RNA Salon|
|Universidad de Chile||Chile||Assaf Katz||RNA Salon Universidad de Chile|
|University of Arizona||US||May Khanna & Ross Buchan||Arizona RNA Salon|
|University of North Carolina||US||Alain Laederach||NC RNA Society|
|Columbia University||US||Laura Landweber||RNA Salon Columbia University|
|University of Pennsylvania||US||Kristen Lynch||RNA Group at the University of Pennsylvania|
|Rochester University||US||Lynne Maquat & Eric Phizicky & David Matthews||University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology|
|Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan||Poland||Mikolaj Olejniczak||RNA Salon Poznan|
|Hungarian Genetical Society||Hungary||Tamas Orban||RNA Salons in Hungary|
|University of Chicago||US||Tao Pan & Jonathan Staley & Yi Zheng & Molly Evans||Chicago RNA Club|
|Universidad de Buenos Aires||Argentina||Cecilia Quiroga||Seminars on non-coding RNAs|
|University of Toronto, Hospital for Sick Children||Canada||Olivia Rissland & Miranda Wang||Toronto RNA Club|
|Nanyang Technological University||Singapore||Xavier Roca & Gene Yeo||Singapore RNA Biology Alliance|
|Goethe-University Frankfurt||Germany||Tobias Schmid||Genomic approaches in RNA research|
|Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center||US||Frank Slack||RNA Salon at the HMS iRM|
|The University of Cambridge, Gurdon Institute||UK||Eric Miska & Melanie Tanguy||Cambridge RNA Club|
|University of Colorado||US||Linda van Dyk||Colorado RNA Salon|
|University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston||US||Eric Wagner||RNA Salon at UTMB|
|University of York||UK||Pegine Walrad||York RNA Group|
|University of Wisconsin||US||Marvin Wickens||RNA Maxigroup|
|University of Lethbridge||Canada||Hans-Joachim Wieden||Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute – Speaker Series|
|Yale University||US||Sandra Wolin||RNA Salon in Connecticut|