Launched in 2016, the RNA Salon program provides financial support for recurring local/regional RNA science-based activities held at academic institutions throughout the world. With the aim of promoting engagement and interaction among RNA scientists, the RNA SOCIETY hopes to advance the training and professional development of RNA researchers, with a particular focus on junior trainees.
In its inaugural year (2016/2017), the RNA SOCIETY provided support for 29 RNA Salon locations. Based on the broad participation and enthusiastic feedback from organizers and participants, the RNA SOCIETY expanded the scope of this program and provided financial support for 37 Salons during the 2017/2018 series. This 2nd season witnessed an increase in the variety of innovative and engaging activities that engaged an overwhelming 4,000 RNA scientists (see below for a complete list of RNA Salons supported in 2017/18).
To recognized the efforts of RNA Salon organizers and highlight the interactive events held under the RNA Salon program, individual Salons and their activities are highlighted on the RNA SOCIETY website.
Please read here for a Summary of RNA Salon Activities 2017/18 supported by the RNA Society. This summary was presented to the RNA Society Board in May 2018.
2018/19 RNA Salon funding announcement
The RNA SOCIETY is please to announce that financial support for RNA Salon initiatives for the 2018/2019 academic year is available. For this third season, the RNA SOCIETY is pleased to announce that RNA Salon funding will be increased to $1,500.00 USD. This increase has been made possible through a partnership with Lexogen, our exclusive industry co-sponsor for this initiative (please note that RNA Salon applicants may opt out of receiving co-sponsorship funds by Lexogen; see ‘Guidelines for Application’ and the formal ‘RNA Salon Application’ for more details).
As in past years, RNA Salon activities must be broadly aimed at enhancing interaction between RNA researchers with diverse expertise/interest in RNA science so as to facilitate communication and training opportunities in RNA research and promote scientific professional development for RNA scientists. We are looking to support applications outlining diverse activities that broadly benefit your local RNA community, with particular interest in events that promote training and professional development opportunities for junior researchers.
2018/2019 RNA Salon applications must be submitted prior to September 4th, 2018 to Dr. Ute Kothe at RNASalon@nullrnasociety.org.
Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to team-up with the RNA SOCIETY and enhance your local/regional RNA community!
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|