Successful 2016/2017 RNA Salon Applications

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

Successful Applications

Institution Country Applicant Description
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