Weekly News – “The RNA Transcript”

Rain or shine, every week, the Center for RNA Biomedicine publishes a newsletter, “The RNA Transcript.” It keeps the RNA community informed about each other, with featured scientists, new research and publications blogs, seminars, conferences, deadlines, job opportunities, and more!

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News Update: Nobel Prize awarded to 2024 Symposium speaker Drew Weissman

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  • Grants Sprints: spark new ideas and catalyze energies toward your next collaborative RNA grant proposal

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  • Six U-M Researchers to present at the 6th RNA Annual RNA Symposium, Towards our Future of RNA Therapeutics
  • RNA Center Manager, Martina Jerant, inducted into “Legends of the Ivy League” Hall of Fame

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  • Celebrating RNA Trainees!

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  • Save the dates: 2022 Seminar Speakers and Symposium Keynotes


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  • The CRISPR Cas Casting

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  • Grants Sprints: spark new ideas and catalyze energies toward your next collaborative RNA grant proposal.

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  • Seeking U-M RNA scientists to present in the RNA Collaborative Seminar Series

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  • On National Postdoc Appreciation week, we warmly thank our RNA postdocs and are pleased to feature our Student Postdoc Council!

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  • The RNA Collaborative welcomes its 23rd partner!

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  • Congratulations to the 2022 American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ABSBBM) Annual Award winners
  • Introducing Jun Hee Lee, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, Medical School, a new member of the Center for RNA Biomedicine: video, and featured profile

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  • Join over 150 faculty in RNA sciences: The University of Michigan has three tenure-track positions for RNA scientists

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  • Introducing the RNA Student Postdoc Council’s RNA Tools & Techniques Video Series. The first video, titled “Total RNA Extraction,” (3 minutes) shows a basic technique for RNA extraction.

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  • An often overlooked cause of genetic diseaseCited publications:
    Gergics et al., High-throughput splicing assays identify missense and silent splice-disruptive POU1F1 variants underlying pituitary hormone deficiency, The American Journal of Human Genetics (2021), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajhg.2021.06.013.Vishnopolska et al., Comprehensive identification of pathogenic gene variants in patients with neuroendocrine disorders, Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism (2021), doi: 10.1210/clinem/dgab177.

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  • We are on LinkedIn
  • Dr. Amanda Garner, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and former member of our Executive Committee, co-leads a special issue of ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters: “RNA: Opening New Doors in Medicinal Chemistry, a Special Issue.”

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  • Featured Scientist: Ahmed Malik, Ph.D., MSTP fellow, Neuroscience Graduate Program and Department of Neurology Medical School
    Featured Researcher Profile

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

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  • Upcoming webinar: February 10, 2021, 4:00– 5:00pm EST. “A timely confluence: the backstory of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine” with Melissa Moore, Chief Scientific Officer at Moderna Therapeutics. Under Dr. Moore’s scientific leadership, Moderna Therapeutics developed one of the two mRNA-based vaccines authorized for emergency use in the US. MORE INFORMATION

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The 2020-2021 issues of The RNA Transcript are in the archive.