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.

The RNA SOCIETY is now excited to announce that a record number 54 RNA Salons have been selected for funding in 2019/20. A complete list of all new and continuing RNA Salons and organizers can be found 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’.

The RNA Salon program has proven successful in fostering the engagement of our vibrant pocket communities of RNA researchers. In 2018/2018 the program enjoyed participation by an astonishing 5,000 RNA worldwide. 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 here.

In June 2019, a Summary of 2018/2019 RNA Salon activities was presented to the RNA Society Board of Directors in June 2019 highlighting the strong growth and tremendous impact of the RNA Salon program.

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 2019/20

RNA Salon Name Location Organizers
Aggieland RNA Salon College Station, Texas, USA Jonathan Sczepanski, Nandini Kundu
Arizona RNA Salon Tuscon, Phoenix and Tempe, AZ, USA Shalini Sharma, May Khanna, Marco Mangone
ARRTI Speaker Series Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada Trushar Patel, Marc Roussel, Tony Russell
Art of RNA Workshop Series Carbondale, IL, USA Keith T. Gagnon
Bangalore RNA Salon (BangRS) Bangalore, India Arati Ramesh, Dasaradhi Palakodeti, Mahavir Singh, Srikar Krishna Gopinath
BaRNA Barcelona, Spain Nicolas Bologna, Ignacio Rubio-Somoza
BCM RNA and Chromatin Group Houston, TX, USA Thomas Westbrook
Berlin RNA Club Berlin, Germany Marina Chekulaeva, Tugce Aktas, Katarzyna Ludwik
BU RNA Club Soston, MA, USA Daniel Cifuentes, Ruslan Ruslan Afasizhev
Cambridge RNA Club Cambridge, UK Eric Miska, Giulia Furlan, Dhiru Bansal, Lisa Lampersberger, David Jordan
Chicago RNA Club Chicago, USA Tao Pan, Julius Lucks, Yury Polikanov
Club Argentino del ARN Buenos Aires, Argentina Graciela Lidia Boccaccio, Claudio Valverde, Pablo Andrés Manavella
Colorado RNA club Colorado, USA Sujatha Jagannathan, Carol Wilusz, Ed Chuong, Bilodeau, Corbet, Campo, Reed, William
Columbia University RNA Salon New York, NY, USA Samuel Sternberg, Laura Landweber
Czech RNA Salon Prague, Brno, Czech Republic David Stanek, Martin Pospisek, Stepanka Vanacova
Dutch RNA Network Netherlands William Faller, Yaël Nossent, Derick G. (Rick) Wansink
ediRNA Edinburgh, UK Javier Caceres, Matthew Brook, Magdalena Maslon, Christine Mordstein, Emanuela Sani
EpiCoN Meeting Umeå, Sweden Francesca Aguilo, Cyrinne Achour
G-A RNA Atlanta, Georgia, USA Christine Dunham, Anita Corbett, Homa Ghalei, Graeme Conn
Hong Kong RNA Club Hong Kong, China Chun Kit Kwok, Mubarak Ishaq Umar, Kaixin Lyu
Hopkins RNA Club Baltimore, Maryland, USA Sarah Woodson, Yumeng Hao, Boris Zinshteyn
Hudson Valley RNA Club (HVRC) Hudson Valley, NY/Albany, USA Marlene Belfort, Gariele Fuchs, Carl Shotwell, Kaalak Reddy
Hungarian RNA Salons Budapest, Hungary Tamás Orbán, Miklós Erdélyi, Éva Várallyay, Tibor Vellai
London RNA Club London, UK Andres Ramos, Virginia Castilla-Llorente, Glen Gronland, Jernej Ule
Manchester RNA Salon Manchester, UK Ray O’Keefe, Gianpiero Di Leva, Mark Ashe
meRNA Melbourne, Australia Minna-Liisa Anko, Peter Boag
Midlands RNA salon Birmingham & Nottingham, UK Pawel Grzechnik, Kinga Winczura, Federico Dajas-Bailador, Anshita Goel
Montreal RNA Salon Montreal, Canada Martin Sauvageau, Daniel Zenklusen, Marlene Oeffinger
NC RNA Society North Carolina, USA Alain Laederach, Lela Lackey, Hashim Al-Hashimi
Noncoding RNA and Therapeutic Discovery Interest Group Philadelphia, USA Nathan Baird, Stuart Le Grice, Michael Yonkunas, Regan LeBlanc
Oregon RNA Club Eugene, OR, USA David Garcia, Julia Widom, Ethan Shaw
RiboClub Monthly Session Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada Sherif Abou Elela
RMU-RNA Salon Rhine-Main area, Germany Tobias Schmid, Kathi Zamack, Michaela Müller-McNicoll, Julian König, Oliver Rossbach, Leon Schulte
RNA Maxigroup Madison, Wisconsin, USA Marvin Wickens
RNA Salon Poznan Poznan, Poland Artur Jarmołowski, Mikołaj Olejniczak, Dorota Raczyńska, Zbigniew Warkocki
RNA Seminar Würzburg, Germany Neva Caliskan, Jörg Vogel, Utz Fisher
RnA Society, ACT Branch Canberra, ACT, Australia Nikolay Shirokikh, Thomas Preiss, Anthony Millar, Ming-Bo Wang
RNA Society-sponsored RNA Salon Rochester, NY, USA Lynne E. Maquat
RNA Student & Postdoc council Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA Nils Walter, Mats Ljungman, Ashley Kalinski, Ciarra Witt
RNAarhus Aarhus, Denmark Peter R. Andersen, Manfred Schmid
San Diego RNA Club La Jolla, CA, USA Brian Zid, Anna Guzikowski, Vince Harjono
Shanghai RNA Club Shanghai, China Jinzhong Lin, Jinbiao Ma, Lingling Chen, Zefeng Wang
Singapore RNA Biology Alliance Singapore Gene Yeo, Xavier Roca, Yue Wan
Stras-RNA Strasbourg, France Laurence 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, Erin Heyer
Toronto RNA Club Toronto, Canada Julie Claycomb, Fraser McCready
Trento RNA Salon Trentino-AA/Trento, Italy Michela A. Denti, Simone Detassis
Tri-I RNA Club New York, NY, USA Samie Jaffrey
UCI RNA Club Irvine, USA Yongsheng Shi
Uconn RNA Salon Storrs, CT, USA Jessica Rouge, Saketh Gudipati, Ina de la Fuente
Uruguayan RNA Club (club del ARN de Uruguay – CAU) Montevideo, Uruguay Juan Pablo Tosar, Natalia Rego
VBC RNA club Vienna, Austria Julius Brennecke, Stefan Ameres, Andrea Pauli, Raphael Manzenreither
White Rose RNA Club Yorkshire: York, Leeds and Sheffield, UK Emma Thomson, Petra Celadova, Morgan Herod, Pegine Walrad