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.

Due to the travel and gathering restrictions imposed by the Quebec government, the Riboclub has cancelled the 2020 annual meeting and will now plan for a new beginning of the RiboClub meeting with a special 2021 September meeting.

 
The RiboClub will continue its monthly activity through videoconference and
we will be looking forward to seeing you on the screen in June.
 
 

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.

Latest News

UPCOMING SEMINAR

 
The RiboClub will continue its monthly activity through videoconference and
we will be looking forward to seeing you on the screen in June.
 

To connect to the videoconference, you can click HERE

For any question about the videoconference, please see seminars or contact us

COVID-19

A fast molecular diagnostic screening tool is needed to face the ongoing SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic. Current RT-qPCR assays require the use of extracted/purified RNA samples obtained using commercial kits such as  the Qiagen QIAamp DSP Viral RNA Mini kit. Clinical labs currently faces shortage of these RNA extraction kits which result in a severe bottleneck in testing capacity. Also, RNA extraction is costly and relatively long when considering the Quebec Ministry of Health request the clinical labs to complete the whole analytical process within 24h. To address these issues, we need alternative strategies of which a direct RT-qPCR assays would be the most effective. We hope the RiboClub RNA members can help and share their expertise.

Luigi Bouchard, T.M./R.T. Ph.D. MBA
Équipe de recherche sur la régulation épigénétique de la santé métabolique (ÉPIMET)
Professeur titulaire, Département de biochimie et de génomique fonctionnelle, Université de Sherbrooke

Chef du Service de biologie moléculaire et de génétique
Département de biologie médicale

Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux (CIUSSS) du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

Téléphone: 418-541-1234 poste 2475
Mobile: 418-290-8453
Télécopieur: 418-541-1139
Courriel: [email protected]

 

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.