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  • Aug 24, 2022

    Call for all trainees to Join RNA Canada

    RNA Canada invites all students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates to join the Canadian RNA community. Become a member to support RNA research in Canada and benefit from RNA Canada efforts to generate education, jobs and training opportunities. Register here:

  • Aug 24, 2022
    Attention all RNA Canada Early Career RNA Researchers at the Assistant Professor level!
    We would like to share with you this outstanding opportunity to present your research alongside this year’s Gairdner Laureates, including Drs. Pieter Cullis/Katalin Kariko/Drew Weissman, on October 27, 2022.
    Your research should broadly be related to mRNA, vaccine development, drug delivery, and/or lipid nanoparticles for consideration.
    The application deadline is August 24, 2022.
    More information and the application procedure can be found here:
  • Jun 2022
  • Mar 2022

    2021 Recipients of the RNA Journal Prize

    The Editors of RNA are pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the RNA Journal Prize. This new prize, sponsored by the RNA Society, is awarded annually to an outstanding paper published in RNA during the calendar year in each of two categories: one in the general area of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Structure; and the other in the general area of Biology, Genetics, and Cell Biology. 

    The two papers below were selected as particularly meritorious from among a set of truly outstanding papers nominated by the journal’s Associate Editors. 

    Category: Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Structure

    RNA Peach and Mango: orthogonal two-color fluorogenic aptamers distinguish nearly identical ligands
    Kristen Y.S. Kong, Sunny C.Y. Jeng, Batool Rayyan and Peter J. Unrau
    RNA 2021. 27: 604–615


    Category: Biology, Genetics, and Cell Biology

    Genes with 5′ terminal oligopyrimidine tracts preferentially escape global suppression of translation by the SARS-CoV-2 Nsp1 protein
    Shilpa Rao, Ian Hoskins, Tori Tonn, P. Daniela Garcia, Hakan Ozadam, Elif Sarinay Cenik and Can Cenik
    RNA 2021. 27: 1025–1045

    Please join us in in congratulating the winners of the 2021 RNA Journal Prize

    Eric Phizicky, Deputy Editor RNA
    Tim Nilsen, Editor-in-Chief RNA
    Kristian Baker, CEO RNA Society


  • Jan 2022

    The RNA Canada initiative is pleased to announce the creation of the first database of RNA scientists in Canada. 

    All Canadian researchers are invited to register their laboratory to be recognized as a member of the Canadian RNA community, and receive updates on funding opportunities, and RNA-research activities.

    Register here before the 30th of January to be featured in the RNA Canada 2022 communication and publicity.