Weekly News Archive (2020-2021)

RNA Transcript 2021

Week of December 20

Week of December 13

Week of December 6

Week of November 29

Week of November 22

Week of November 15

  • The CRISPR Cas Casting

Week of November 8

Week of November 1

Week of October 25

Week of October 18

Week of October 11

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

Week of October 4

Week of September 27

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

Week of September 20

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

Week of September 13

  • The RNA Collaborative welcomes its 23rd partner!

Week of September 6

Week of August 30

  • 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

Week of August 23

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

Week of August 16

  • 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.

Week of August 9

Week of August 2

  • 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.

Week of July 26

Week of July 19

Week of July 12

Week of July 5

  • 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.”

Week of June 28

Week of June 21

Week of June 14

Week of June 7

Week of May 31

Week of May 24

Week of May 17

Week of May 10

Week of May 3

Week of April 26

Week of April 19

Week of April 12

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

Week of April 5

Week of March 29

Week of March 22

Week of March 15

Week of March 8

Week of March 1

Week of February 22

  • 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

Week of February 15

Week of February 8

Week of February 1

  • 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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Week of January 18

Week of January 11 

Week of January 4 

The RNA Transcript, 2020

Week of December 21

Week of December 14

  • A Washington Post video, “How mRNA helped scientists create a COVID-19 vaccine in record time,” with Alice Telesnitsky, Microbiology and Immunology, and Nils G. Walter, Chemistry, Biophysics & Biological Chemistry and co-director of the Center for RNA Biomedicine, explain how RNA research allows to save millions of lives with an RNA vaccine, and why it is possible to have a vaccine so quickly.
  • The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 Lectures by laureates E. Charpentier and J. Doudna

Week of December 7

  • Aaron Frank receives NSF Grant
  • The Win-Win of Mentoring and Advising

Week of November 30

Week of November 23

  • Sara Aton and Laura Scott join our Executive Committee
  • Publication: Broad noncoding transcription suggests genome surveillance by RNA polymerase V, Masayuki Tsuzuki, Shriya Sethuraman, Adriana N. Coke, M. Hafiz Rothi, Alan P. Boyle, and Andrzej T. Wierzbicki, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, first published November 16, 2020; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2014419117

Week of November 16

Week of November 9

Week of November 2

  • Dr. DiFeo and Dr. Alumkal join the U-M Center for RNA Biomedicine (VIDEO)

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Week of October 19

Week of October 12

Week of October 5

Week of September 28

Week of September 21

Week of September 14

Week of September 7

Week of August 31, 2020

Week of August 24, 2020

Week of August 17, 2020

Week of August 10, 2020

Week of August 3, 2020

Week of July 27, 2020

Week of July 20, 2020

Week of July 13, 2020

  • RNA Innovation Seminar with Kate Fitzgerald, University of Massachusetts Medical School

Week of July 6, 2020

Week of June 29, 2020

Week of June 22, 2020

Week of June 15, 2020

Week of June 8, 2020

Week of June 1, 2020

Week of May 25, 2020

Week of May 18, 2020

Week of May 11, 2020

Week of May 4, 2020

Week of April 27, 2020

Week of April 20, 2020

Week of April 13, 2020

  • COVID-19 Funding opportunities

Week of April 6, 2020

Week of March 30, 2020

Week of March 23, 2020

  • Thank you from MI DHHS

Week of March 16, 2020

  • How can U-M RNA labs help with Coronavirus pandemic?

Week of March 9, 2020

  • Seminars and Symposium

Week of March 2, 2020