RNA Collaborative Seminar Series

Information and Upcoming Seminars

The RNA Collaborative is a grassroots effort led by a number of RNA research centers across North America to provide reoccurring on-line seminar content during and beyond the institutional shut-down caused by COVID-19. The goal of the program is to promote and disseminate emerging RNA research and to establish and strengthen connections within the international RNA scientific community. Scientists are welcome to present all RNA-related research spanning from foundational discoveries to potential therapeutic applications.

Seminars are held virtually every other Wednesday, from 4:00-5:00 pm EDT (8:00 pm-9:00 pm GMT) and are recorded and made freely available for viewing on the RNA Collaborative YouTube Channel. Seminars are open for viewing by all interested researchers, but prior registration is required to access the streaming content.

Current RNA Collaborative participating centers include: MD Anderson Center for RNA Interference and Non-Coding RNAs; Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine; NCI RNA Biology Initiative; RiboClub Sherbrooke; The RNA Institute, University At Albany; UMass Medical School, RNA Therapeutics Institute; University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine; University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology; Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine.

We invite institutions with RNA research programs to join the RNA Collaborative and present within this exciting on-line seminar series. For more information, to inquire about registering for an upcoming seminar, or to join the RNA Collaborative, please contact Martina Jerant at [email protected].

UPCOMING SEMINARS

July 15, 2020 University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology
Mitch O’Connell, Ph.D. “Programmable RNA-targeting by CRISPR-Cas enzymes”
Xin Li, Ph.D. “Coupled protein synthesis and ribosome-guided piRNA processing on mRNAs”
Moderator: Lynne Maquat, Ph.D. 

July 29, 2020 Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine
Speaker & title TBA
Speaker & title TBA 

August 12, 2020 NCI RNA Biology Initiative
Shuo Gu, Ph.D.  Title TBA
Voula Mili, Ph.D. Title TBA

Previous Seminars