RNA Collaborative Seminar Series
The RNA Collaborative seminar series consists of a number of RNA research centers worldwide to provide online seminars during and beyond the COVID-19 institutional shutdowns. The RNA Collaborative aims to cross-promote RNA research to strengthen and connect the RNA scientific community.
Scientists are welcome to present RNA-related research spanning from foundational discoveries to potential therapeutic applications. Host centers can choose to present one hour-long seminar, two 30-minute seminars, four poster sessions with introductory lightning talks, or a combination of talks and poster sessions.
Seminars are held virtually every other Wednesday, at either 10 am EST, 4 pm EST, or host chooses, and are recorded and made freely available for viewing on the RNA Collaborative YouTube Channel.
These seminars are sponsored by the RNA Society and are organized by the following international RNA Centers (24 current members and growing):
Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI); Cambridge RNA Club; European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL); Groupe de Recherche RNA (GDR); Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine (HMS); Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research; Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB); MD Anderson Center for RNA Interference and Non-Coding RNAs; NCI RNA Biology Initiative; NUS-CSI Singapore RNA Biology Center; Penn RNA Group, University of Pennsylvania; RiboClub Sherbrooke; RNA initiative at the Italian Institute of Technology (iRNA@IIT); RNA MaxiGroup, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Shanghai RNA Club; The Bay Area RNA Club (BARC); The RNA Institute, University at Albany; UCSC Center for Molecular Biology of RNA; UMass Medical School, RNA Therapeutics Institute; University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine; UNC RNA Research Group; University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology; University of Science and Technology of China RNA Institute; Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine
Recordings of past sessions available here: YouTube Channel
RNA Society-sponsored page: RNA Collaborative
Please email Liz at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to be added to the seminar distribution list.
“RNA regulates glycolysis and embryonic stem cell differentiation via Enolase 1” & "Co-transcriptional RNP complex assembly in real-time: How transient protein-RNA interactions guide nascent ribosom..
Ina Huppertz, PhD & Olivier Duss, PhD - European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)
Dec 16, 2020 @ 9:00 a.m.Zoom Registration
Host: Matthias Hentze, MD
“RAS signaling regulates the noncoding transcriptome” & “How do noncoding RNAs contribute to inflammation?”
Daniel Kim, PhD & Susan Carpenter, PhD - University of California, Santa Cruz
Dec 02, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.Zoom Registration
"Targeting telomerase RNA in degenerative diseases" & “Role of coding and non-coding genes in aggressive thyroid cancer”
Suneet Agarwal, MD, PhD & Carmelo Nucera, MD, PhD - Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine
Nov 18, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.Zoom Link
Host: Frank Slack, PhD
“Targeting U2AF: A vulnerable rheostat of pre-mRNA splicing” & “Tumors taking the short cut: CDK12 and CDK13 in early transcription termination and nuclear RNA surveillance”
Clara Kielkopf, PhD, & Paul Boutz, PhD - URMC, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Nov 04, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.Zoom Registration
Host: Dave Mathews, MD, PhD (sponsored by the RNA Society)
"Splicing quantification from RNASeq - How to get the signal out of the noise?" & "RNA species dance to the beat of modifications"
Yoseph Barash, PhD & Kathy Fange Liu, PhD - University of Pennsylvania RNA Group
Oct 21, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.Zoom webinar
“Pervasive translation in Mycobacterium tuberculosis” & "sxRNA: The Engineering of trans-Acting 3-Way Junctions for Function"
Joseph Wade, Ph.D. & Scott Tenenbaum, Ph.D. - The RNA Institute, University At Albany
Oct 07, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.Zoom link
"Same Same Different: Single cell RNAseq identifies conserved and divergent features of mammalian spermatogenesis" & "Single cell transcriptomic profiling to understand breast stem cell heterogeneity
Sue Hammoud, Ph.D. & Justin Colacino, Ph.D. - University of Michigan, Center for RNA Biomedicine
Sep 09, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.Zoom webinar registration
Host: Mats Ljungman, Ph.D
"Image-based spatial genomics and transcriptomics" & "RNA decay deficits cause neurodegeneration in ALS/FTD"
Siyuan Wang, Ph.D. & Junjie Guo, Ph.D. - Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine
Aug 26, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.YouTube Channel
"A tale of tails: How 3’ uridylation altersmiRNA function" & "Local co-translational interactions controlprotein function"
“Prospects for hyper-individualized RNA medicines”; “A specialized post-transcriptional program in chemoresistant, quiescent cancer cells”
Tim Yu, MD, PhD; Shobha Vasudevan, PhD - Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine
Jul 29, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.Zoom webinar
"Programmable RNA-targeting by CRISPR-Cas enzymes" & "Coupled protein synthesis and ribosome-guided piRNA processing on mRNAs"
Mitch O'Connell, Ph.D.; Xin Li, Ph.D. - University of Rochester, Center for RNA Biology
Jul 15, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.Zoom webinar registration
“ncRNAs: ‘inside out’ cancer regulomers" & "Therapeutic targeting of ncRNAs in cancer"
Simone Anfossi, Ph.D. & Cristian Rodriguez-Aguayo, Ph.D. - MD Anderson Center for RNA Interference and Non-Coding RNAs
Jul 01, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.YouTube Channel Link
"How efficiently do cells create mRNA? Balancing speed and accuracy in gene regulation" & “Fighting an RNA virus with an RNA drug”
Two Talks: Nutrient-dependent control of RNA polymerase II elongation rate regulates gene expression programs by alternative polyadenylation" & "Spliceosome structure: Can the blind men now..."
Francois Bachand, Ph.D., Sherbrooke & Andrew McMillan, Ph.D., Univ of Alberta - RiboClub Sherbrooke, Québec
Jun 03, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.YouTube Channel Link
Two Talks: "Regulatory paradigms controlling a core stress response" & "Simulating RNA folding pathways in 3D using sparse experimental constraint"
"It’s not the gene, it’s the neighborhood: Effects of large scale chromosomal structure on bacterial transcription"; "A link between translation quality control and mRNA targeting to stress granules"
Peter Freddolino, Ph.D.; Stephanie Moon, Ph.D. - University of Michigan, Center for RNA Biomedicine
May 06, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.Event Page (for Zoom link)
“Regulation of RNA decapping and phase separation by a human polypeptide” & “Long Noncoding RNAs in Cancer: What, Where and How?”
Sarah Slavoff, Ph.D.; Nadya Dimitrova, Ph.D. - Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine
Apr 22, 2020 @ 4:00 p.m.Event Page (for Zoom link)