The RNA Transcript, February 22, 2021

Abstract deadline, next Monday, March 1, 2021
This is an opportunity to present your best science at this high profile event. University of Michigan junior scientists (students, postdocs, junior faculty and researchers) are invited to submit a poster. Six applicants will be invited to present it at the symposium. For more information, please contact Martina Jerant.

Sponsored by the
University of Michigan Biosciences and Lexogen
Tuesday, February 23, 12:00 pm EST | U-M Biological Chemistry, Medical School

"Choreographing Ribosome Assembly"
Katrin Karbstein, Ph.D., Scripps Institute Florida

Tuesday, February 23, 3:00 pm EST | Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine Seminar 
ZOOM Password: 759932

“Insights into mRNA lifecycle revealed by true end-to-end sequencing of single RNA molecules”
Wednesday, February 24, 4:00 pm EST | RNA Collaborative Seminar Series, hosted by the Helmholtz Institute for RNA-based Infection Research (HIRI)

"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"

Moderator: Redmond Smyth, Ph.D.
Wednesday, February 24, 12:00–1:15 pm EST | Illumina and the U-M Advanced Genomics Core, Workshop series

An Introduction to Illumina Sequencing Methods That Require Home-Brew Library Prep Methods, Including ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, HIC, and CRISPR Screening and Critical Factors to Ensure Success
Friday, February 26, 12:00 pm EST | U-M Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, College of LSA

"Uncovering new functions of RNA modifications in mRNA processing"
Nicole Martinez, Yale University

Hosted by JK Nandakumar
Tuesday, March 2, 3:00 pm EST | Harvard Medical School Initiative for RNA Medicine Seminar 
ZOOM Password: 759932

“Protein-RNA interactions in vitro predict in vivo binding and regulation” 
Professor of Biology, Director of Computational and Systems Biology PhD Program, MIT
Wednesday, March 3, 1:00–3:30 pm EST | The University at Albany, RNA Institute Mini Symposium

Virtual Symposium featuring Nobel Laureate, Michael Rosbash, and nine trainee presentations
Wednesday, March 3, 4:00– 5:00 pm EST | U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine
(This event is re-scheduled from February 10, 2021)
Scientists and non-scientists are welcome.

“A timely confluence: the backstory of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine”
Melissa Moore, Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer at Moderna Therapeutics

This webinar is hosted by the University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine within the RNA Collaborative Seminar Series that groups 20 RNA research centers and institutions worldwide. It is supported by The RNA Society. MORE INFO ABOUT THE RNA COLLABORATIVE

Feng Zhang, Ph.D., MIT
“Exploration of Biological Diversity to Discover Novel Molecular Technologies”
Thursday, March 25, 1:35–2:30

May 25–June 5 | 26th Annual Meeting of The RNA Society (virtual)
RNA 2021 On-line boasts an expanded scientific program and extensive networking and professional development opportunities for participants. Visit the meeting website for full details and to register

Registered meeting participants can submit abstracts until March 1, 2021, for consideration for an oral presentation, and April 15, 2021, for poster presentation.
Contact Elisabeth Paymal for press releases and blog articles of your upcoming publications. MORE INFORMATION

Our members' publications are available through Altmetric. Five queries are currently available: "RNA," "microRNA," "Transcriptome," "Translation," and "Molecule." Please make sure to have at least one of these key words in your title or abstract. Below are recent highlights.
Multi-trait transcriptome-wide association studies with probabilistic Mendelian randomization, Lu Liu, Ping Zeng, Fuzhong Xue, Zhongshang Yuan, Xiang Zhou, American Journal of Human Genetics, January 2021, DOI10.1016/j.ajhg.2020.12.006Pubmed ID33434493

Keywords: Transcriptome-wide association studies, multiple traits, probabilistic Mendelian randomization, PRM, pleiotropy, UK Biobank, blood pressure
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