RNA Salons

Since 2016, the RNA Society has fostered interaction among RNA researchers by providing financial support for reoccurring local/regional RNA science-based activities worldwide – termed RNA Salons. The purpose of this programming is to promote engagement and interaction among RNA researchers, with a particular focus on enhancing the training of junior scientists.

After supporting 29 RNA Salons in our inaugural 2016/17 year, the RNA Society is pleased to have further expanded the scope of this program based on the enthusiastic feedback and participation from RNA Society members. For 2017/2018, although more applications were received than funds were available, the RNA Society was able to support the activities of 37 RNA Salons around the world (almost a 30% increase in Salon groups, events and activities!).

For 2017/2018, RNA Salons offer a wide variety of innovative and engaging activities for more than 4,000 RNA researchers. A complete list of all supported RNA Salons, their locations, and the organizers that bring together these RNA researchers can be found below. Feel free to reach out if your geographical location allows you to participate in one or more of these initiatives.

New this year, we will highlight the individual RNA Salons and their activities by periodically featuring RNA Salons on this website!

The RNA Society congratulates all of the RNA Salon organizers on their commitment to RNA research and the training and professional development of junior RNA researchers. Their efforts provide invaluable contributions to our community of RNA researchers!

We wish you all the best for your ongoing events for the 2017/2018 academic year. The next round of RNA Salon applications for 2018/19 will be accepted in summer 2018 –keep a look out for applications and your opportunity to lead an RNA Salon in your part of the world.

Ute Kothe and Kristian Baker
Membership Committee, RNA Society

RNA Salons 2017/18

RNA Salon Location Organizers
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


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