The RNA Transcript - May 11, 2020
This research and collaboration are led by Prof. Janet Smith, Director of the Life Sciences Institute’s Center for Structural Biology, and member of our Strategic Advisory Board.
"CRISPR and Coronavirus"
Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
May 12, 3:00 p.m., Virtual (password: 759932)
"Phase separation and nucleosome compaction as intertwining mechanisms of polycomb function during differentiation and development"
Robert Kingston, Ph.D. , Professor of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Chief of Department of Molecular Biology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
The Center for RNA Biomedicine is offering the support of our communication specialist, Elisabeth Paymal, who can collaborate with you on press releases and/or blog articles with visuals etc. of your upcoming RNA focus publications. More information and request submission form here.

Once you have an article accepted, please let us know. 
We are looking forward to helping promote your research!
The University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine regroups over 150 faculty members and their labs across seven Schools and Colleges on the Ann Arbor campus. We're pleased to feature these outstanding scientists and colleagues in our weekly news.
COVID-19 Research

U-M registry helps researchers find sick, recovered, at-risk and healthy people for dozens of studies. Signing up for the registry, whether or not they’ve had COVID-19, will make it easy for U-M researchers to reach out to them through a confidential, secure system to share information about studies that need people like them, and see if they might be eligible to join.
Research funding opportunities

 The Office of the Vice President for Research has identified various funding opportunities within U-M and outside of the university to support researchers as they address the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Research Indexes and Articles
The U-M Office of the Vice President for Research created a  repository to index coronavirus projects  in which our faculty are involved.

The  iSearch COVID-19 portfolio is NIH’s comprehensive, curated source for publications related to COVID-19. This portfolio includes articles from PubMed and pre-prints from arXiv, medRxiv, bioRxiv, and ChemRxiv. The portfolio is updated daily with the latest available data.
As a member of the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine,
are you working on a COVID-19 related project?

Let us know and we can help share and promote your work within our community and beyond. The research can be at any stage --new project, work-in-progress, or published. Contact: Elisabeth Paymal
PBS, Ken Burns presents

(1h 52m)
The Human Genome Project, gene therapy, precision medicine, CRISPR, and ethics issues associated with genetic research.
Aired: 04/14/20, expires: 05/12/20
Blood drive on Ann Arbor campus

Tuesday, May 12:  10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Michigan Union, Pendleton Room (530 S. State Street)
Tuesday, May 19:  9 a.m. – 3 p.m., North Campus Research Complex, Building 18
Tuesday, May 19:  6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Towsley Center
Tuesday, May 26: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Campus Safety Services (public welcome)
Monday, June 1: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Rackham Graduate School (public welcome)
Wednesday, June 10: 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m., Towsley Lobby, University Hospital

You can find other blood drives in your area by going to  and entering your zip code.
University of Michigan Center for RNA Biomedicine Website

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