As the RNA community has grown, so have the number of techniques and experimental approaches. While new research avenues are becoming available, branching into new lines of inquiry can be difficult. Thus, the RNA Skill Share was created. Simply put, the RNA Skill Share is a publicly accessible directory of researchers who have knowledge and expertise they are willing to share free of charge to enhance research efforts across the RNA community.
Current Skill Share Topics (click on links for more information and to meet the experts)
● Single Molecule FRET
● Polysome Profiling
● Computational Techniques (Aspects of RNA sequencing and Statistical Modeling)
● RNA Sequencing (Experimental Approaches)
● RNA Transcription
● RNA Extraction Methods
● RNA Structural Analysis
Small Angle X-ray Scattering
“I had a great experience learning from trainees that had experience with SAXS. They were able to communicate the essential parts of this technique which led me to rethink how I would conduct experiments.”
– Filipe Cerqueira, Koropatkin Lab, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
How to Become an RNA Resource
● Have experience in techniques or skills related to RNA biology/chemistry/physics/medicine.
● Willingness to discuss experimental design and/or trouble-shooting issues.
● A desire to sit down and offer guidance to other members of the RNA community.
● Students and postdocs remember, you can likely contribute more than you think!
The RNA Skill Share is brought to you by the RNA Student & Postdoc Council.