Dear RNA Society members,
We are pleased to share with you the Fall 2018 RNA Society Newsletter.
This issue recaps the fantastic RNA 2018 conference in Berkeley; announces application deadlines for RNA Salons, as well as the Mid-Career, Early-Career and Scaringe Awards; provides an up-date on the on-going mentor program (seeking new mentors and mentees); introduces you to the new representatives for the Junior Scientist Committee; summarizes the results of the post-meeting survey by the participants of RNA 2018 in Berkeley and announces the new Editors on our journal, RNA. We also offer a big thank you to this year’s volunteers, report on meetings sponsored by the society, and lists employment opportunities. Take time to check it out!
Brenda Peculis & Jim McSwiggen
The Society journal, RNA, continues to thrive. Now in its 24th year, RNA continues to publish high quality articles, as well as timely communications, reviews, and opinion pieces, with an impact factor in the top 20% of journals in this class. Read more
On the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the RiboClub meetings, we are pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019 RiboClub Life Achievement Award are being accepted. Eligibility for this award is open to all scientists working in Canadian Institutions, with major contributions to the field of RNA biology. Read More
Call For Papers: Special Issue in the Journal of Structural Biology on RNA Structural Challenges, Modeling, and Design
We welcome contributions from scientists working to advance the field on both the genomic and molecular levels of RNA using novel experimental, mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches. Manuscript Submission Window: Aug.1 to Nov. 30, 2018. Learn More
The RNA Society is delighted to announce the next round of RNA Salons in 2018/19. Apply for $1,500 USD to help enhance interactions within your local RNA community! Applications for the 2018/2019 RNA Salon series are now being accepted until September 4th, 2018. See the RNA Salon webpage for Guidelines and the official Application form.
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.
Applications for travel awards to RNA 2018 are now being accepted. Members only. Click here.
Lynne Maquat, a long-time member of the RNA Society, is receiving the 2017 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science. Established by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2006, the competitive prize honors women scientists with a "stellar record" of research accomplishments who have made significant contributions to mentoring other women in science. https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/news/story/5188/lynne-maquat-wins-vanderbilt-prize-in-biomedical-science.aspx
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.
Annual RNA Society Elections
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].
The RNA Society stands in support of our colleagues affected by the US Immigration Ban. More