RNA Salons

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.

Now in it’s third round, the RNA Salon program has experienced strong growth thanks to the dedicated efforts of many RNA Salon organizers around the world. In its inaugural year (2016/2017), the RNA SOCIETY provided support for 29 RNA Salon locations, which increased to 37 RNA Salons in 2017/2018.

For 2018/19, the RNA SOCIETY is proud to support 48 RNA Salons, including many newly established initiatives (more information on each Salon location can be found below). We are delighted this year also to continue our collaborate with Lexogen – our exclusive industry partner for the RNA Salon initiative – who boosted their co-sponsorship commitment in 2018/2019 for the benefit of our members and thousands of additional RNA scientists around the globe.

The RNA Salon program has proven successful in fostering the engagement of our vibrant pocket communities of RNA researchers. In 2017/2018 the program enjoyed participation by an astonishing 4,000 RNA worldwide – with more expected for the expanded series this year! In recognition of the efforts of RNA Salon organizers and to highlight the interactive events held under the RNA Salon program, individual Salons and their activities are periodically highlighted on the RNA SOCIETY website here.

To learn more about how to qualify for support from the RNA Society for your RNA-related events, please see the ‘Guidelines for RNA Salon Support’.

A summary of 2017/2018 RNA Salon activities (presented to the RNA Society Board of Directors in May 2018) is also available: Summary of RNA Salon Activities 2017/18.

We hope that you all have an opportunity to attend an RNA Salon event in your area, and to connect with your colleagues and peers who are equally enthusiastic about RNA as you are!

Ute Kothe and Kristian Baker
Membership Committee, RNA SOCIETY

 

RNA Salons 2018/19

RNA Salon Location Organizers
Aggieland RNA Salon College Station, Texas, USA Jonathan Sczepanski, Nandini Kundu
Arizona RNA Salon Tucson, Phoenix and Tempe, AZ, USA Ross Buchan, Kurt Gustin
ARRTI Speaker Series Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Hans-Joachim Wieden
baRNA Club Barcelona, Spain Nicolas Bologna, Ignacio Rubio Somoza
BCM RNA and Chromatin Group Houston, TX, USA Tom Cooper, Thomas Westbrook, Charles Lin
Berlin RNA club Berlin, Germany Edda Schulz, Markus Landthaler
Boston University School of Medicine RNA Club Massachusetts/ Boston, USA Daniel Cifuentes, Ruslan Afasizhev
Buenos Aires RNA Club (Club de RNA de Buenos Aires) Buenos Aires, Argentina & Uruguay Graciela Lidia Boccaccio, Juan Pablo Tosar
Cambridge RNA Club Cambridge, UK Eric Miska, Alper Akay, David Jordan, Giulia Furlan, Ahmet Can Berkyurek
Chicago RNA Club Chicago and surrounding area, USA Yury Polikanov, Julius Lucks, Tao Pan
Colorado RNA Salon Denver/Boulder, USA Jay Hesselberth, Sujatha Jagannathan
Columbia University RNA Salon New York, NY, USA Laura Landweber, Samuel H. Sternberg
Czech RNA Salon Czech Republic/Prague, Brno David Stanek, Martin Pospisek, Stepanka Vanacova
EpiCoN Umeå, Sweden Francesca Aguilo, Cyrinne Achour
Hong Kong RNA Club City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Chun Kit KWOK, Minh LE, Mr. Mubarak Ishaq Umar
Hopkins RNA club Baltimore, USA Sarah Woodson, Yumeng Hao
Hudson Valley RNA Club (HVRC) Hudson Valley, NY/Albany, USA Marlene Belfort, Gabriele Fuchs, Joan Curcio
Hungarian RNA Salons Budapest, Hungary Tamás Orbán, Miklós Erdélyi, József Burgyán
London RNA Club London, UK Andres Ramos, Virginia Castilla-Llorente, Jernej Ule
Manchester RNA Salon Manchester, UK Di Leva Gianpiero
meRNA Melbourne, Australia Peter Boag, Minna-Liisa Anko, Belinda Goldie
Montréal RNA Salon Montréal, Canada Daniel Zenklusen, Martin Sauvageau, Marlene Oeffinger
Noncoding RNA and Therapeutic Discovery Interest Group Philadelphia, PA, USA Nathan Baird, Michael Yonkunas, Stuart Le Grice
Pioneer Valley RNA Club (PiVaRC) Western Massachusetts; Amherst/Northampton/South Hadley, USA Katherine Berry, Mandy Muller, Craig Martin
RiboClub Monthly Session Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada Sherif Abou Elela
Ribonucleoproteins in retrotransposon and viral host-pathogen interactions New York City, USA John LaCava, Erica Jacobs
RMU-RNA Salon “Genomics approaches in RNA biology” Rhine-Main area (Frankfurt, Mainz, Marburg, Gießen, Darmstadt, Bad Nauheim), Germany Tobias Schmid, Kathi Zarnack, Michaela Müller-McNicoll, Julian König, Oliver Rossbach, Leon Schulte
RNA Club Warsaw Warsaw, Poland Janusz M. Bujnicki, Tomasz Wirecki, Marcin Magnus
U. Penn RNA Group Philadelphia, PA, USA Kristen W Lynch
RNA MaxiGroup Madison, Wisconsin, USA Marvin Wickens
RNA Salon Poznan Poznań, Poland Artur Jarmołowski, Miko Olejniczak, Dorota Raczyńska
RNA Seminar Würzburg, Germany Neva Caliskan, Jörg Vogel, Utz Fischer
RnA Society, ACT Branch Canberra ACT, Australia Anthony Millar, Thomas Preiss, Ming-Bo Wang
RNA Society-sponsored RNA Salon Rochester, NY, USA Lynne E. Maquat
San Diego RNA Club La Jolla, CA, USA Brian Zid, Gene Yeo, Amy Pasquinelli
Seminars on non-coding RNAs Buenos Aires, Argentina Cecilia Quiroga, Claudio Valverde
Singapore RNA Biology Alliance Singapore, Singapore Gene Yeo, Xavier Roca, Katannya Kapeli
STRAS-RNA Salon Strasbourg, France Laurence Marechal-Drouard, Pascale Romby
Sussex RNA Network Brighton, East Sussex, UK Sarah Newbury, Ben Towler, Greig Joilin
Sydney RNA Club Sydney, Australia Robert Weatheritt, Justin Wong, Irina Voineagu
The Art of RNA Workshop Series Midwest / Carbondale, IL, USA Keith T. Gagnon
North Carolina RNA Society Salon Chapel Hill and Durham, NC, USA Alain Laederach, Hashim Al Hashimi, Chase Weidmann
Toronto RNA Club Greater Toronto Area, Canada Julie Claycomb, Eliza Lee, Matthew Hildebrandt
Trento RNA Salon Trento, Italy Michela A. Denti, Simone Detassis
UC Davis RNA Club Davis, CA, USA Ben Montpetit, Arvind Sunder Arul Nambi Rajan, Sharon Aviran
UConn RNA Salon Storrs, CT, USA Jessica Rouge, Saketh Gudipati
VBC RNA Club Vienna, Austria Stefan L. Ameres, Andrea Pauli, Julius Brennecke
White Rose RNA Club Yorkshire: Leeds, Sheffield and York, UK Julie Aspden, Ioannis Tsagakis, Adrian Whitehouse, Pegrine Walrad, Emma Thomson