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RNA Collaborative Seminar Series

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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 ClubEuropean Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)Groupe de Recherche RNA (GDR)Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine (HMS)Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection ResearchInstitute of Molecular Biology (IMB)MD Anderson Center for RNA Interference and Non-Coding RNAsNCI RNA Biology InitiativeNUS-CSI Singapore RNA Biology CenterPenn RNA Group, University of PennsylvaniaRiboClub SherbrookeRNA 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 AlbanyUCSC Center for Molecular Biology of RNAUMass Medical School, RNA Therapeutics InstituteUniversity of Michigan Center for RNA BiomedicineUNC RNA Research GroupUniversity of Rochester Center for RNA BiologyUniversity of Science and Technology of China RNA InstituteYale Center for RNA Science and Medicine

Recordings of past sessions available here: YouTube Channel
RNA Society-sponsored page: RNA Collaborative

Please email Liz at elizabeth_leverenz@urmc.rochester.edu for more information or to be added to the seminar distribution list​.

Schedule

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RNA Collaborative, Harvard: “A RNA-guided approach to epigenetic therapy” & “Efficient integration of spatial transcriptomics and single cell sequencing technologies for in depth tissue interrogation”

Annalisa Di Ruscio, MD, PhD; Ioannis Vlachos, PhD - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine (HIRM); Assistant Professor of Pathology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine (HIRM)

 Dec 15, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: Frank Slack, PhD, Director, Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

RNA Collaborative, UPenn: "IMP-licating RNA binding proteins in intestinal tissue regeneration" & “Consequences of RNA-binding protein mutations in cancer”

Kathryn Hamilton, PhD; Peter Choi, PhD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Co-Director, Gastrointestinal Epithelium Modeling Program Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Assistant Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia & Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

 Dec 01, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: Kathy Liu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Perelman School of Medicine, Penn RNA Group, University of Pennsylvania

RNA Collaborative, RNA Institute, SUNY Albany: “RACK1 as a regulator of Protein biosynthesis” & “RNA shapes Zika virus gene expression”

Gabriele Fuchs, PhD; Cara Pager, PhD - Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, The RNA Institute, University at Albany, SUNY; Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences , The RNA Institute, University at Albany, SUNY

 Nov 17, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: Marlene Belfort, PhD, Distinguished Professor and Senior Advisor of The RNA Institute, University at Albany, SUNY

RNA Collaborative, UCSC: "Post-transcriptional control of oncogenic gene expression by IGF2BP3” & "Multiplexed single-molecule analysis of human telomerase catalysis"

Jeremy Sanford, PhD; Michael Stone, PhD - Professor of Molecular, Cell & Development Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, Center for Molecular Biology of RNA ; Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Cruz, Center for Molecular Biology of RNA

 Nov 03, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Center for Molecular Biology of RNA

RNA Collaborative, HIRI: "CRISPR-Cas systems and the dilemma(s) of adaptive immunity” & "Uncovering host-pathogen interaction modalities using single-cell RNA-seq and RNA metabolic labeling"

Chase Beisel, PhD; Antoine-Emmanuel Saiba, PhD - “CRISPR-Cas systems and the dilemma(s) of adaptive immunity”, Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research, Würzburg, Germany; “Uncovering host-pathogen interaction modalities using single-cell RNA-seq and RNA metabolic labeling”, Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research, Würzburg, Germany

 Oct 20, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

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Host: Prof. Neva Caliskan, Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI), Würzburg, Germany

RNA Collaborative, NUS-CSI: "Crosstalk between RNA editing and RNA splicing” & "Widespread 3’UTR splicing promotes oncogene expression and tumorigenesis”

Polly CHEN; & Yvonne TAY - “Crosstalk between RNA editing and RNA splicing”; “Widespread 3’UTR splicing promotes oncogene expression and tumorigenesis”, Cancer Science Institute of Singapore, National University of Singapore

 Oct 06, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

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Host: Daniel G. Tenen, RNA Biology Center, NUS-CSI

RNA Collaborative, NCI: "A small RNA perspective on genomic conflict” & “Targeting RNA with small molecules: tools and tactics”

Astrid Haase, MD, PhD; John (Jay) Schneekloth, Jr, PhD - “A small RNA perspective on genomic conflict”; “Targeting RNA with small molecules: tools and tactics”, NCI RNA Biology Initiative

 Sep 22, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: Host: Sandra Wolin, MD, PhD - National Cancer Institute RNA Biology Initiative

RNA Collaborative, UR: “DALRD3 targets specific arginine-tRNAs for 3-methylcytosine modification” & “Using conservation to determine RNA secondary structure”

Jenna Lentini, MS; David Matthews, MD, PhD - “DALRD3 targets specific arginine-tRNAs for 3-methylcytosine modification”; “Using conservation to determine RNA secondary structure”, University of Rochester

 Sep 08, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: Lynne Maquat, PhD, UR Center for RNA Biology

RNA Collaborative, IMB Mainz: "Regulation of neurodegeneration-linked RNA-binding proteins by nuclear import receptors and post-translational modifications" & "Small RNAs and epigenetic inheritance"

Prof. Dorothee Dormann, PhD; Prof. René Ketting, PhD - Johannes Gutenberg University, JGU & Institute of Molecular Biology, IMB Mainz, Germany; Institute of Molecular Biology, IMB Mainz, Germany

 Aug 25, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

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Host: Julian König, PhD, IMB Mainz, Germany

RNA Collaborative, RiboClub: "Insights into the subcellular travels of cellular RNAs and RNA binding proteins"

Éric Lécuyer, PhD - Principal Investigator & Associate Professor at IRCM / UdeM - Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine / McGill - Experimental Medicine, Montréal, Québec, RiboClub, Canada

 Aug 11, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: Sherif Abou Elela, PhD, RiboClub

RNA Collaborative: “SINEUPs: a new functional class of antisense long non-coding RNAs”

Prof. Stefano Gustincich, PhD - Associate Director for Technologies for Life Science (LifeTech); Director - Central RNA Laboratory, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia – IIT Genova, Italy

 Jul 14, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

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Host: Gian Gaetano Tartaglia, RNA Initiative at Italian Institute of Technology (iRNA@IIT); Moderator: Prof. Gian Gaetano Tartaglia, PhD

“Dynamic multivalent interactions drive mammalian RNA regulation” & “Characterizing cellular RNA-protein interaction networks with chemical probes”

Sethu Pitchiaya, PhD & Chase Weidmann, PhD - University of Michigan, Center for RNA Biomedicine

 Jun 30, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: Nils Walter, PhD, Co-Director, U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine

"Revealing new functions for ancient RNA modifying enzymes in health and disease" & "Mechanisms of posttranscriptional regulation during the maternal to zygotic transition"

Wendy V. Gilbert, PhD & Antonio Giraldez, PhD - Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine

 Jun 16, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: Jessie Mohsen, Yale Center for RNA Science and Medicine

“An evolutionarily conserved structure-to-function axis governs the functional mechanism of the regulatory lncRNA MEG3“ & “Mechanistic dissection of SPEN function during X chromosome inactivation”

Lena Anastasakou (PhD student, Marco Marcia Lab) & François Dossin (PhD student, Edith Heard Lab) - European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)

 Jun 02, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

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Host: Marco Marcia, PhD (EMBL)

“Quadruplexes are everywhere” & “RNA Epigenetics steers colorectal cancer cell fate”

Jean-Louis Mergny, PhD (Ecole Polytechnique) & Alexandre David, PhD (Institute of Functional Genomics) - Groupe de Recherche RNA (GDR)

 May 20, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

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Host: Fabrice Leclerc, PhD (Institute for Integrative Biology of the Cell (I2BC))

“A small-molecule targeted RNA degradation approach: empowering RNA methylation analysis” & “Mechanistic insight into the mRNA poly(A) tail machinery"

Gonçalo Bernades, PhD & Lori Passmore, PhD - Cambridge RNA Club

 May 05, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

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Host: Eric Miska, PhD

“Structural insights into molecular mechanism for N6-adenosine methylation by MT-A70 family" & "A fight against SARS-CoV-2 powered by RNA structure systems biology and machine intelligence”

Jinbiao Ma, PhD (Fudan Univ) & Qiangfeng Zhang, PhD (Tsinghua Univ) - Shanghai RNA Club

 Apr 21, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

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Host: Jinzhong Lin, PhD

RNA Collaborative: “RNA chaperones remodel gene expression” & “Data-inspired genome technology for RNA-guided recombineering and lineage recording”

Stephen Floor, PhD (UCSF) & Le Cong, PhD (Stanford) - The Bay Area RNA Club

 Apr 07, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: The Bay Area RNA Club

“Efficient chemical RNA copying with 2-aminoimidazole activated nucleotides” & “Sensing RNA: from microRNA biogenesis to innate immunity”

Li Li, PhD & Wenwen Fang, PhD - UMass Medical School, RNA Therapeutics Institute

 Mar 24, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: Erik Sontheimer, PhD

“Grad School to Biotech: A start up perspective” & “RNA Innovation: The power of academic and industry collaborations”

Wieden Group (Luc Roberts, Kristi Turton, and Riya Roy) - Alberta RNA Research and Training Institute (ARRTI)

 Mar 10, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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"A timely confluence: The backstory of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine"

Melissa J. Moore, PhD, Moderna Therapeutics - U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine

 Mar 03, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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Host: Nils Walter, PhD, Co-Director, U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine

"Structural and molecular basis for Cardiovirus 2A protein as a viral gene expression switch" & "The SARS-CoV-2 RNA–protein interactome in infected human cells"

Neva Caliskan, PhD & Mathias Munschauer, PhD - Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI)

 Feb 24, 2021 @ 9:00 a.m.

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“Ribosome collisions and sites of quality control revealed by ribosome profiling” & “CRISPR screening to identify biologically important microRNA targets”

Nicholas Guydosh, PhD & Katherine McJunkin, PhD - NCI RNA Biology Initiative

 Jan 13, 2021 @ 4:00 p.m.

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