Individuals attending RNA2020 may also be interested in attending these satellite meetings, sponsored by the RNA Society, to be held in Vancouver before the RNA Society annual meeting. 

16th Annual RiboWest Meeting
May 23 – 26, 2020

The Western Canada RNA Conference, RiboWest, brings together RNA scientists from across Canada and the northwestern United States for the purpose of disseminating current research and providing an opportunity for trainees to present their work. Presentations at the meeting have covered a wide range of RNA topics, including transcription, RNA processing, translation, viruses, genomics, bioinformatics, etc.

RiboWest 2020 will be hosted at the University of British Columbia in the Pharmaceutical Sciences Building in Vancouver BC.

Meeting Organizers:   Judy Wong, University of British Columbia, Timothy Audas, Simon Fraser University, Gregg Morin, BC Cancer at University of British Columbia, and Peter Unrau, Simon Fraser University.

Website:  RiboWest 2020

RNA Granules 2020 Meeting
May 24 – 26, 2020

Following the first (Halifax 2014) and second (Heidelberg 2017) Symposiums on Stress-Associated RNA Granules in Human Disease and Viral Infection, the third, RNA Granules 2020, will be May 24-26, 2020 in Vancouver at the Fletcher Challenge Canada Theatre of Simon Fraser University Harbour Centre Campus.

This symposium will bring together experts investigating RNA granules that impact different fields and that have been implicated in infectious diseases, neurological disorders and cancer. Oral and poster presentations will discuss the latest advances in cell biology, neurobiology, microbiology and physical chemistry that have revealed exciting insights into the molecular composition of distinct RNA granules, the mechanisms that regulate assembly of RNA granules and the contribution of RNA granules to disease and immunity.

Meeting Organizers: Neil Cashman, University of British Columbia, Eric Jan, University of British Columbia and Poul Sorensen – BC Cancer, University of British Columbia

Meeting Website: RNA Granules

May 22 – 24, 2020

A collaborative ${BA}omics hackathon – hackseq is a peer-led hackathon, you propose the projects, we help you recruit a team of interdisciplinary scientists and developers to turn your idea into a reality.

Together, we’re collaborating to bring together world-class RNA biologists and bioinformaticians for our most exciting hackathon yet. Teams of ~4-8 people will sprint for 72 hours to develop cutting-edge software, pioneer RNA analysis pipelines, and build digital infrastructure for future research.

Event website: hackseqRNA