Since 2016, the RNA Society has fostered interaction among RNA researchers by providing financial support for reoccurring local/regional RNA science-based activities worldwide – termed RNA Salons. The purpose of this programming is to promote engagement and interaction among RNA researchers, with a particular focus on enhancing the training of junior scientists.
After supporting 29 RNA Salons in our inaugural 2016/17 year, the RNA Society is pleased to have further expanded the scope of this program based on the enthusiastic feedback and participation from RNA Society members. For 2017/2018, although more applications were received than funds were available, the RNA Society was able to support the activities of 37 RNA Salons around the world (almost a 30% increase in Salon groups, events and activities!).
For 2017/2018, RNA Salons offer a wide variety of innovative and engaging activities for more than 4,000 RNA researchers. A complete list of all supported RNA Salons, their locations, and the organizers that bring together these RNA researchers can be found below. Feel free to reach out if your geographical location allows you to participate in one or more of these initiatives.
New this year, we will highlight the individual RNA Salons and their activities by periodically featuring RNA Salons on this website!
The RNA Society congratulates all of the RNA Salon organizers on their commitment to RNA research and the training and professional development of junior RNA researchers. Their efforts provide invaluable contributions to our community of RNA researchers!
We wish you all the best for your ongoing events for the 2017/2018 academic year. The next round of RNA Salon applications for 2018/19 will be accepted in summer 2018 –keep a look out for applications and your opportunity to lead an RNA Salon in your part of the world.
Ute Kothe and Kristian Baker
Membership Committee, RNA Society
RNA Salons 2017/18
|Arizona RNA Salon||Tucson & Phoenix Arizona, USA||May Khanna, Ross Buchan, Kurt Gustin|
|ARRTI Speaker Series||Lethbridge, AB, Canada||Hans-Joachim Wieden|
|BCM RNA and Chromatin Group||Houston, TX, USA||Tom Cooper, Thomas Westbrook, Charles Y. Lin|
|Boston University School of Medicine RNA Club||Boston, MA, USA||Daniel Cifuentes, Ruslan Afasizhev|
|Cambridge RNA Club||Cambridge, UK||Eric Miska, Apler Akay, David Jordan|
|Chicago RNA Club||Chicago, USA||Tao Pan, Molly Evans|
|Club de RNA de Buenos Aires||Buenos Aires, Argentina||Graciela Lidia Boccaccio, Micaela Godoy Hertz|
|Colorado RNA Salon||Colorado, USA||Jay Hesselberth, Deborah Wuttke|
|Dutch RNA Network||Netherlands||Yaël Nossent, Derick Wansink|
|HMS Initiative for RNA Medicine Seminar Series||Boston, MA, USA||Frank Slack|
|Hong Kong RNA Clug||City University of Hong Kong||Chun Kit Kwok, Minh Le|
|Hudson Valley Rna Club (HVRC)||Hudson Valley / Albany, NY, USA||Marlene Belfort, Gabriele Fuchs, Joan Curcio|
|Hungarian RNA Salons||Budapest, Hungary||Tamas Orban, Jozsef Burgyan, Vellai Tibor|
|London RNA Club||London, UK||Andres Ramos, Virginia Castilla-Llorente, Jernej Ule|
|Manchester RNA Salon||Greater Manchester, UK||Gianpiero Di Leva, Marta Buzzetti, Taron Langford|
|meRNA||Victoria, Melbourne, Australia||Peter Boag, Minni Anko, Simone Beckham|
|Minnesota RNA Supergroup||Minnesota, USA||Aaron Goldstrohm, Aaron Engelhart|
|NC RNA Society Research in Progress Salon||Chapel Hill, NC, USA||Alain Laederach, Hashimi Al Hashimi, Lela Lackey|
|Noncoding RNA and Therapeutic Discovery Interest Group||Philadelphia, PA, USA||Nathan Baird, Kayleigh McGovern-Gooch, Stuart Le Grice, Fardokht Abulwerdi|
|Perth RNA Club||Perth, Western Australia||Archa Fox, Charles Bond, Alina Naveed|
|RiboClub Monthly Seminar||Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada||Sherif abou Elela|
|RNA Club Warsaw||Warsaw, Poland||Janusz Bujnicki, Adriana Zyla, Tomasz Wirecki|
|RNA Group at the University of Pennsylvania||Philadelphia, PA, USA||Kristen W Lynch|
|RNA Maxigroup||Madison, Wisconsin, USA||Marvin Wickens|
|RNA network Australasia (RnA), ACT Branch||Canberra, Australia||Thomas Preiss, Tony Millar, Ming-Bo Wang|
|RNA Salon at Columbia University||New York, USA||Laura Landweber|
|RNA Salon Poznan||Poznan, Poland||Artur Jarmolowski, Mikolaj Olejniczak|
|RNA Society-sponsored RNA Salon||Rochester, New York, USA||Lynne Maquat|
|RMU RNA Salon “Genomics approaches in RNA biology”||Rhine-Main area, Germany||Tobias Schmid, Kathi Zarnack, Michaela Mueller-McNicoll, Julian Koenig, Oliver Rossbach|
|San Diego RNA Salon||California, USA||Brian Zid, Gene Yeo, Amy Pasquinelli|
|Seminars on non-coding RNAs||Buenos Aires- Bernal-Rosario, Argentia & Uruguay & Chile||Cecilia Quiroga, Claudio Valverde|
|Singapore RNA Biology Alliance||Singapore||Gene Yeo, Xavier Roca, Katannya Kapeli|
|Stras-RNA Salon||Strasbourg, France||Laurence Marechal-Drouard, Pascale Romby|
|Toronto RNA Club||Southern ON, Canada||Julie Claycomb, Alexander Palazzo, Eliza Lee|
|Trento RNA Salon||Trento, Italy||Michela Denti, Simone Detassis|
|Uconn RNA Salon||Storrs, CT, USA||Jessica Rouge, Saketh Gudipati|
|VBC RNA Club||Vienna, Austria||Stefan Ameres, Julius Brennecke, Andrea Pauli|