RNA Collaborative Seminar Series


The RNA Collaborative has a platform on Discord to allow networking across groups. Please use this join link: https://discord.gg/VRKf8NzYv6 and introduce yourself in the channel labeled:  #joining. Looking forward to having you join our RNA conversations! (Read more on Discord here)

Information and Upcoming Seminars

The RNA Collaborative is a grassroots effort led by a number of RNA research centers worldwide to provide an on-line seminar series 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. Host centers can choose to present one hour-long seminar, two 30-minute seminars, four poster sessions with introductory lightning talks, or a combination of talks and poster sessions.

Seminars are held virtually every other Wednesday, at either 9:00 am ET (1:00 pm GMT) or 4:00 pm ET (8:00 pm GMT) depending on the host institution 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: Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI)Cambridge RNA ClubEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)Groupe de Recherche RNAHarvard Medical School Initiative for RNA MedicineHelmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection ResearchInstitute of Molecular Biology (IMB)Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT)MD Anderson Center for RNA Interference and Non-Coding RNAsNCI RNA Biology InitiativeNUS-CSI Singapore RNA Biology CenterPenn RNA Group - University of PennsylvaniaRiboClub Sherbrooke, RNA MaxiGroup, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shanghai RNA Club, The Bay Area RNA Club (BARC)The RNA Institute, University At AlbanyUCSC Center for Molecular Biology of RNA, USTC RNA InstituteUMass Medical School, RNA Therapeutics InstituteUniversity of Michigan Center for RNA BiomedicineUniversity of Rochester Center for RNA Biology, and 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.  All below are free and open to the public.  For more information on having your center join the RNA Collaborative, please contact Martina Jerant at [email protected].


Sep 22, 2021, 4 PM ET  NCI RNA Biology Initiative
Astrid Haase, MD, PhD “A small RNA perspective on genomic conflict”
John (Jay) Schneekloth, Jr, PhD "Targeting RNA with small molecules: tools and tactics"
Moderator: Sandra Wolin, MD, PhD
Registration link: https://ncifrederick.cancer.gov/events/conferences/RNACollaborative

Oct 6, 2021, 9 AM ET  RNA Biology Center, CSI-NUS
Polly CHEN “Crosstalk between RNA editing and RNA splicing”
Yvonne TAY "Widespread 3’UTR splicing promotes oncogene expression and tumorigenesis"
Moderator: Daniel G.TENEN
Registration link: https://nus-sg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkcuurqDgvGNK3cgrcLie95GT-qSf-sD65

Oct 20, 2021, 9 AM ET  Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research
Chase Beisel, PhD “TBA”
Antoine-Emmanuel Saliba, PhD "TBA"
Moderator: TBA
Zoom Registration link: TBA

Nov 3, 2021, 4 PM ET  UCSC Center for Molecular Biology of RNA
Jeremy Sanford, PhD “TBA”
Moderator: TBA
Zoom Registration link: TBA

Nov 17, 2021, 4 PM ET  The RNA Institute, University At Albany
Speakers TBA, “Title talk TBA”
Moderator: TBA
Zoom link: TBA  

Dec 1, 2021, 4 PM ET  Penn RNA Group - University of Pennsylvania
Peter Choi, PhD “TItle TBA”
Kathryn Hamilton, PhD "TItle TBA"
Moderator: TBA
Zoom Registration link: TBA  

Dec 15, 2021, 4 PM ET  Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine
Speakers TBA, “Title talk TBA”
Moderator: TBA
Zoom link: TBA  


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