Deciphering RNA

The RiboClub brings together ribonucleic acid (RNA) biologists aiming at promoting the study of RNA evolution, structure and function. By fostering regular meetings, exchanging ideas, and sharing infrastructure, the RiboClub creates a unique atmosphere for the recruitment and development of young researchers.

Deciphering RNA

The RiboClub brings together ribonucleic acid (RNA) biologists aiming at promoting the study of RNA evolution, structure and function. By fostering regular meetings, exchanging ideas, and sharing infrastructure, the RiboClub creates a unique atmosphere for the recruitment and development of young researchers.

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2020 RiboClub Special Forum

RNA Biology and Technology – The Current Pandemic and Beyond

September 23-25

Organized in association with 
the Gairdner Foundation, CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity and the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences
 

Due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions, the annual RiboClub meeting will host its first virtual forum focusing on the Biology of RNA viruses. In association with the Gairdner Foundation, CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity, and the Canadian Society for Molecular Biosciences, the Riboclub is organizing this forum via Zoom. This special RiboZoom will include talks by leading RNA biologists and virologists with the goal of integrating their knowledge into a coherent view of the future of RNA virus based research. The forum will feature current and emerging research related to SARS-CoV-2 as well as other RNA viruses and related RNA technologies. All talks will be live with opportunities to pose questions to individual speakers, and inclusion of panel discussions after every session. Virtual, live poster sessions will also be featured. As a gesture of solidarity with all scientists directly or indirectly affected by the current epidemic, the RiboClub and associates will assume all of the meeting costs. Thus registration, although mandatory, is free of cost.

The meeting is open to all researchers interested in learning about RNA or virus research. 

General Registration

Registration starts July 1st
Registration deadline is September 1st

You have to register before submitting an abstract for a poster or a talk.

Submit an Abstract

deadline for abstract submission is July 30th
(2500 characters with spaces max)

A connection link will be sent to your registration email at least 2 days before the meeting.

TREnD initiative

 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our normally scheduled Toronto RNA Enthusiasts’ Day (TREnD) symposium will now be offered as a FREE online event across two afternoons via Zoom (July 29-30).

We are using this online event as an opportunity to reach out and connect with RNA researchers across Canada, and we hope that you and your trainees will join us for what should be a fun series of talks.

Day 1 will feature a keynote seminar from Laura Landweber (Columbia University) and talks from trainees.

Day 2 will feature a lunch and learn seminar from April Pawluk (scientific editor at Cell) and additional talks from trainees.

For more information please vist https://trendrna.com/

We encourage your trainees to register and submit an abstract for an opportunity to present their research. Our deadline to receive abstracts to be considered for an oral presentation is Monday, June 22.

Please join us, and forward this to anyone in your communities that might be interested.


John Calarco

Faculty co-advisor with Julie Claycomb, TREnD symposium organizing committee

 

Tools & Services

LabCollector

Lab Data Management for RiboClub associated labs

RiboSubstrates

 Search for siRNA, SOFA-HDV, Hammerhead substrates

RASE

 Primer Design. Real-time PCR Annotation of Splicing Event

G-browse

The Generic Genome Browser

RTAnalizer

Analysis of non-autonomous retrotransposons in sequenced mammals

RNomics

Palace

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Our Mission Statement

The RiboClub was founded in 1999 by researchers at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Université de Sherbrooke. All the founding members have a particular interest in some aspect of RNA biology.

The RiboClub was put in place in order to :

• Establish an exceptional environment for students.
• Encourage students to interact and exchange with other students within the RiboClub.
• Stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations between groups.
• Foster the initiation of innovative projects that span multiple areas of expertise.
• Offer access to the latest technology infrastructure.
• Organize a monthly seminar series and an annual meeting.

The Université de Sherbrooke recognizes these activities and conferred us the status of “Center of Excellence in RNA Biology”. The actual research activities of the RiboClub members and associated labs include all nuances of the modern RNA field such as RNA expression, maturation (modification, cleavage and trimming, splicing), transport, and structure.

Our Mission Statement

The RiboClub was founded in 1999 by researchers at the faculty of medicine and health sciences of the Université de Sherbrooke. All the founding members have a particular interest in some aspect of RNA biology and the RiboClub was put in place in order to :

• Establish an exceptional environment for students.
• Encourage students to interact and exchange with students in other groups within the RiboClub.
• Stimulate interdisciplinary collaborations between groups.
• Foster the initiation of innovative projects that span multiple areas of expertise.
• Offer access to latest technology infrastructure.
• Organize a monthly seminar series and an annual meeting for an increased information flow.

The Université de Sherbrooke recognizes these activities and conferred us the status of “Center of Excellence in RNA Biology”. The actual research activities of the RiboClub members and associated labs include all nuances of the modern RNA field such as RNA expression, maturation (modification, cleavage and trimming, splicing), transport, the tridimensional structure and the proteins associated with RNA to form RNPs.