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  • 2023

    Call for all trainees to Join RNA Canada

    RNA Canada invites all students, postdoctoral fellows and research associates to join the Canadian RNA community. Become a member to support RNA research in Canada and benefit from RNA Canada efforts to generate education, jobs and training opportunities. Register here:

  • March 2023
    Congratulations to Benoit Chabot for receiving the
    RNA Society Lifetime Achievement in Service Award.





    Benoit Chabot, Professor at the Department of Microbiology at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Université de University of Sherbrooke, Canada, is recognized for his extraordinary contributions to the RNA Society throughout the years. Benoit has been a member of the RNA Society since its founding and has played an integral part, serving as co-organizer of our Annual Meeting in 2001 (Banff) and 2009 (Madison) and lead organizer in 2014 (Québec City). Since 2015, Benoit has demonstrated exemplary commitment, vision and leadership as chair of the Meetings Committee. In this role, he ensured the success of the society’s Annual Meeting even under the very difficult circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. By being creative and bold, while maintaining a focus on how to best serve the Society, Benoit ensured that attendance at the annual meeting remained robust. Benoit also established a new initiative – the RNA Society Childcare, Dependent-care and Disability Allowance program. Apart from his efforts for the RNA Society, Benoit is recognized for his work promoting RNA science in Canada; he is a founding member of the RiboClub of Sherbrooke and has co-organized the annual RiboClub Symposium since the first meeting in 2000. 

  • Sep 2023

    Dear RNA enthusiasts,

    We are happy to announce that abstract submission for talks and posters as early registration are now open for the 3rd RNA-Puzzles meeting until April 30th 2023!

    The meeting will take place in Montreal (Canada) on Thursday and Friday September 21st and  September 22nd, 2023.

    Our special guests are Eric Westof (Universite de Strasbourg) and Dave Mathews (University of Rochester).

    More information as important dates and the registration form are provided on the conference website:

    Talks under two formats are encouraged “Research talks” or “Technical talks”. Any poster is welcome. 

    The conference is free with early registration. On the 21st lunch, dinner, as coffee breaks and a reception will be provided to the participants. On the 22nd, lunch, dinner, and the coffee breaks will be provided. 

    We will also distribute partial reimbursement for lodging for participants, if you are interested please indicate so in the registration form. 

    The organizers: 
    Vladimir Reinharz
    Jérôme Waldispühl
    Maciej Antczak 
    Marta Szachniuk