News Items

In Memoriam: Elisa Izaurralde

posted on May 1st, 2018

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.

Jean Beggs: 2018 RNA Society Lifetime Achievement Award

posted on February 5th, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Jean Beggs has been awarded the RNA Society’s 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award. View the announcement here.

Beth Tran: 2018 RNA Society Lifetime Service Award

posted on February 5th, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Beth Tran has been awarded the RNA Society’s 2018 Lifetime Service Award. View the announcement here.

RNA Society Opening for CEO

posted on February 5th, 2018 (updated June 6th, 2018)

We seek an individual who is committed to the success of the RNA Society to fill this important position. Learn more here.

Spring 2018 Newsletter Available

posted on February 1st, 2018

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.

Travel Award Applications Open

posted on January 17th, 2018

Applications for travel awards to RNA 2018 are now being accepted. Members only. Click here.


posted on January 3rd, 2018

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.

Successful 2017/2018 RNA Salon Applications

posted on December 15th, 2017

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.

Letter from the President

posted on September 25th, 2017

RNA Society President Juan Valcárcel presents his reflections from RNA2017 and his vision for the future. Read the whole letter here.

Member Spotlight Series

posted on August 9th, 2017

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

posted on March 29, 2017

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].

Scientists and the US Immigration Ban

posted on February 3, 2017

The RNA Society stands in support of our colleagues affected by the US Immigration Ban. More