Welcome to
FOR RNA 2023!

The RNA Society is pleased to invite you to its 28th Annual International Conference which will be an in-person meeting at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre in Singapore beginning May 30 until June 4, 2023.

Keynote Talks
The program includes three keynote lectures to be given by:
Britt Glaunsinger, UC Berkeley and HHMI, USA
Ramesh Pillai, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Yigong Shi, Westlake University, China

Asian RNA Research Ambassadors
Traude Beilharz, Monash University
Polly Leilei Chen, National University of Singapore
Yongfeng Jin, Zhejiang University
Yanli Wang, Institute of Biophysics, CAS
Kwok Chun Kit, City University of Hong Kong
Woan-Yuh Tarn, Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Shovamayee Maharana, Indian Institute of Science
Rakesh Laishram, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotech
Yuka Iwasaki, Keio University School of Medicine
Shintaro Iwasaki, RIKEN
Yoosik Kim, Korea Advanced Institute of Sci & Tech
Igor Ulitsky, Weizmann Institute
Irina Voineagu, The University of New South Wales
Sessions and Chairs

Preliminary session plans may be modified depending on the abstracts received. Talks associated with RNA Society Awards will be incorporated into appropriate sessions.

RNA Processing and Turnover – Chair: Lynne Maquat, USA
RNA Splicing – Chair: Wojciech Galej, France
RNA Localization and Transport – Chair: Marina Chekulaeva, Germany
RNA Folding, Structure and RNPs – Chair: Kwok Chun Kit, China
The Ribosome and mRNA Translation – Chair: Nick Guydosh. USA
RNA in Disease and Therapeutics – Chair: Eric Wang, USA
Regulatory RNAs / lncRNA – Chair: Igor Ulitsky, Israel
RNA Modification – Chair: Eva Novoa, Spain
Ribozymes, Riboswitches and Origins of Life – Chair: Peter Unrau, Canada
Technologies, Bioinformatics, Genomics – Chair: Gene Yeo, USA
RNA-binding Proteins – Chair: Yanli Wang, China
Small RNAs and Other ncRNAs – Chair: TBD
RNP Granules and Phase Transitions – Chair: Tetsuro Hirose, Japan
Viral RNA and Innate Immune Response – Chair: Noam Stern-Guinossar, Israel
Regulation of Processing and Translation – Chair: Traude Beilharz, Australia

RNA Society Research Presentation Fellowship Program

Apply for support. The RNA Society Research Presentation Fellowship Program aims to increase inclusion and participation at our annual meeting and provides meeting registration waivers for researchers who would otherwise be unable to attend RNA 2023 due to financial considerations.

Childcare, Dependent-Care and Disability Support

Apply for support. The RNA society will award up to 15 Childcare, Dependent-Care and Disability Allowances for member undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and faculty members.

Covid-19 Policy

RNA 2023 attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to both enter Singapore (as per the government of Singapore https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-transit-depart/entering-singapore) and participate in RNA 2023. RNA 2023 meeting registrants must attest to their vaccination status to complete registration; acceptable vaccines are those listed by the World Health Organization here (note full proof of vaccination in the form of an electronic copy of a vaccination card is required to enter Singapore and must be completed along with the Singapore Arrival Card and Health Declaration – see https://www.ica.gov.sg/enter-transit-depart/entering-singapore and https://eservices.ica.gov.sg/sgarrivalcard/)


RNA 2023 is held at the Suntec Convention Center in downtown Singapore, which is an open facility and accessible to the public. Meeting spaces will not accommodate 3 feet social distancing, and masking will be as per Suntec/Singapore government policy. These policies are subject to change in response to facility, local, and state COVID-19 requirements. Information can be found here: https://www.stb.gov.sg/content/stb/en/home-pages/advisory-on-covid-19.html

Society members or researchers who cannot or will not attend RNA 2023 in person under this policy will have an opportunity to access much of the scientific content on-line through the RNA 2023 Digital Content Library after the conclusion of the in-person event.

Meet the Editors

RNA 2023 will feature a ‘Meet the RNA Editors’ luncheon, where participants can meet face-to-face with the Editors of RNA, the flagship journal of the RNA Society, to discuss their research and how it is best featured in RNA. As a participant, you will learn of the unique advantages of publishing in RNA, including an editorial process actively led by prominent RNA researchers who focus on important aspects of your paper and attempt to minimize the requirement for non-essential experimental revisions. You will also learn how RNA and the RNA Society actively promote you and your published work throughout the RNA community. Researchers at all stages of their careers are encouraged to attend. Mark ‘yes’ to this question on the registration form if you plan to attend.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Details coming soon.