FOR RNA 2024!
The RNA Society is pleased to invite you to its 29th Annual International Conference which will be an in-person meeting at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) in Edinburgh, Scotland, beginning May 28 until June 2, 2024.
The program includes three keynote lectures to be given by:
Reinhard Lührmann, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Germany
Narry Kim, RNA Research Center, Institute for Basic Science, Seoul National University, Korea
Jernej Ule, King’s College London and Francis Crick Institute, UK
Xinshu (Grace) Xiao
Polly LeiLei Chen
Qiangfeng Cliff Zhang
Interconnections in RNA Biology
RNA localization and transport
Viral RNAs and innate immunity
Transcriptomics and bioinformatics
RNA and disease
RNA structure and folding
RNA surveillance and degradation
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 2024 due to financial considerations.
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.
RNA 2024 will feature a ‘Meet the RNA Editors’ platform presentation the morning of Wednesday, May 29th. During this presentation, the Editors of RNA will highlight the unique advantages of publishing in the journal, including an editorial process actively led by prominent RNA researchers with expertise in a number of areas of RNA biology, who focus on the important scientific aspects of your paper and strive to minimize the requirement for non-essential experimental revisions. You will also learn how RNA Editors and the RNA Society partner to actively promote you and your published work throughout the worldwide RNA community. In addition, there will be an RNA exhibitor table where you can find additional information about the journal, its features, and more advantages of publishing in RNA.
The Career Mentoring Dinner will take place on Wednesday evening, May 29, from 18:30 to 20:00. Sign up during registration.
Spend Wednesday evening’s dinner learning about the career you’d like to have – or sharing your experience as a seasoned scientist. Each table will comprise of students, postdocs and mentors sharing similar interests based on his/her/their interests. The relaxed environment encourages mentees to ask questions and seek advice about careers in science, networking, writing proposals, and maintaining work-life balance. To help meet the demand from mentees with an interest in private sector jobs or who are still deciding between industry and academia, mentors with industry/biotech experience, including senior post-docs, are encouraged to sign up for those topics. Join this long-standing tradition at the RNA annual meeting, this year at Wednesday’s dinner!
Weighing your Career Options: BigPharma versus StartUp and University versus Research Institute
When considering your career path, the myriad of options can be daunting. To help provide clarity, the RNA Society Junior Scientists Group will host a panel of academic and industry leaders who will discuss the pros and cons of various careers in industry/biotech and compare these to a path as an independent researcher at a university or research institute.
Creating and Preserving a Welcoming Environment
The RNA Society Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) committee aims to develop DEI programming that supports all of our members. We are excited to welcome you to this year’s meeting and appreciate the diverse and valuable perspectives you bring to the table. We are keen to ensure that we all work towards Creating and Preserving a Welcoming Environment that benefits everyone during RNA Society meetings, events and activities. During the DEI panel at RNA 2024 we will:
- Highlight developments in the DEI space from other academic societies.
- Capture audience perspectives on DEI issues in their context.
- Learn about audience experiences of DEI programmes at other scientific meetings.
- Uncover audience experiences of kindness, inclusion, and respect.
- Conclude with an open question and answer forum to broaden our collective capacity to deliver DEI priorities.