in RNA Research Workshop

Tuesday, May 28th, 2024
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Communicating our science towards positive societal perception of RNA: where we are and where we need to be.

COVID-19 mRNA vaccines and other RNA-based technologies have catapulted into the spotlight and have demonstrated the potential to transform medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology. How the public perceives and is willing to accept these technologies into their lives depends greatly, however, on how scientists educate the public about RNA – its natural role in the cell and the advantages and limitations in its use as a therapeutic.

The Public Engagement in RNA Research Workshop will discuss current public misconceptions related to RNA science and will feature scientific communication experts who will share strategies on effectively engaging and educating the media and general public. This workshop is free and open to all researchers interested in enhancing their public engagement skills; no previous science communication experience is necessary!

This event will be held at the Edinburgh International Convention Center just prior to the opening of RNA 2024. Please indicate your interest in attending on your RNA 2024 meeting registration form.

This workshop is co-organized by the RNA Society and the European Cooperation in Science & Technology COST Action exRNA-PATH with support from a University of Toronto and University of Edinburgh global partnership grant.