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
|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|