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The RNA Transcript - May 4, 2020
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Non-coding mutations in cancer
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

U -M Center for RNA Biomedicine is hosting this event from the RNA Collaborative Seminar Series
A link between translation quality control and mRNA targeting to stress granules
Stephanie Moon, Ph.D., Human Genetics

It’s not the gene, it’s the neighborhood: Effects of large scale chromosomal structure on bacterial transcription
Peter Freddolino, Ph.D., B iological Chemistry and Computational Medicine & Bioinformatics, Member of the Center for RNA Biomedicine Executive Committee

Nils Walter, Chemistry, Biophysics, and Biological Chemistry and co-director of the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine

Recordings of the seminars are available here

Reviewing: The architecture of SARS-CoV-2 transcriptome,  Dongwan Kim, Joo-Yeon Lee, Jeong-Sun Yang, Jun Won Kim, V. Narry Kim, and Hyeshik Chang, Cell Press, 2020: DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2020.04.011

We'll be discussing various analysis approaches and presenting example image analysis pipelines using CellProfiler, quPath and Strataquest.  

Organized by UMass Medical School, The Sanderson Center for Optical Experimentation 
May 12, 12:00 p.m. EST
Jennifer Doudna, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
May 26–31, 2020

It will consist of pre-recorded oral presentations and pdf posters, both of which will be linked to the meeting program and available for viewing during these dates by registered meeting participants.
Become a member of the RNA Society!

MADRC virtual Symposium
Michigan Alzheimer's Disease
Research Center
Lexogen is a co-sponsor of our Student & Postdoc Council   and of 47 other RNA Salons world-wide. This spring Lexogen organizes an RNA Salon Survey, in which you can participate for a chance to win one of the three air loungers they are giving away. If you want to take part, just follow this link. The survey runs until May 31, 2020, and the winners will be notified until June 15, 2020.
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.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Moran Research Group, Department of Human Genetics
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.
Once you have an article accepted, please let us know. 
We are looking forward to helping promote your research!
PBS, Ken Burns presents

(1h 54m 9s)
Aired: 04/07/20
Expires: 05/05/20

(1h 52m)
Aired: 04/14/20
Expires: 05/12/20
COVID-19 Research
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.
RNA Partners
Other RNA Centers at research universities across the country

Michigan Medicine is now accepting home-sewn cloth masks and 3D printed face mask adjusters as part of its ongoing donation drive to help our front-line staff and FoodGatherers ! Learn more . CDC directions for mask making.
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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