RNA Canada ARN 2024 Registration and Poster Abstract Deadline: August 30th, 2024

The deadline for late registration and poster abstract submission is August 30th, 2024
Click here to view the program for this one time only event!
Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, September 30th – October 4th 


This event will showcase the latest RNA science from some of Canada’s and several other countries’ top RNA scientists.  It will be an opportunity to learn the ways in which RNA research will play a vital role in biotechnology and therapeutics to improve the lives of Canadians. Click here to visit the meeting website!

As part of this unprecedented event, there will also be unique programming celebrating RNA Canada, including:
Highlighted RNA Canada Events: 
  • Featured talks by the RNA Canada President and Chair
  • Parliamentary presentation of RNA Canada 
  • Presentation on the importance of RNA Canada in shaping the future of RNA research in the country.
Interactive Concluding Remarks on the Future of RNA in Canada: 
  • Attendees will be able to participate and share their insights and ideas for advancing the field and to help shape the future of RNA research in Canada.
Motivating the next generation of RNA Biologists:
  • Posters and flash talks for students and junior RNA scientists
  • Discussions of future career opportunities for trainees in RNA biology
Roundtable Discussions & Job Fair: 
  • Roundtable discussions to engage in focused conversations on key topics in RNA research. 
  • Job fair providing opportunities to explore career options and networking with potential employers.
Gala & Networking Opportunities: 
  • Mingle with stakeholders and fellow researchers in a relaxed atmosphere. 
  • A fantastic opportunity to forge new connections and strengthen existing ones.
RNA Canada Booth & Information Session: 
  • Learn more about our organization and the services we offer. 
  • Gain valuable insights into the latest developments in RNA research and how you can get involved.
Support RNA Canada’s Mission and Enhance Training Initiatives for Junior Scientists
Join us in shaping the future of RNA research! Your donation fuels the next RNA revolution, reducing costs and amplifying benefits. By donating here or during the registration for the RNA Canada 2024, you directly support the trainee job fair, mentor-mentee activity, flash talks, and poster prizes. With your support, RNA Canada ARN empowers researchers to influence the planning of RNA studies, fostering collaboration, innovation, and industry partnerships nationwide. As a Pan-Canadian not-for-profit led by dedicated volunteers, we champion RNA advancements for the benefit of all Canadians. Together, let’s drive progress in life sciences through the power of RNA.
We hope to see you there!
Scientific program topics:

RNA enzymes: A New Frontier of Biotechnology
RNA Viruses: Unraveling Their Role in Pandemic Emergence
Virus Manipulation of Host RNA Cellular Processes
RNA Imaging and Visualization: Monitoring RNA in Motion
Artificial Intelligence: Transforming Massive Sequence Data Into Function, Targets and Mechanism of Action
RNA: New Frontiers for Agriculture and Forestry
New and Untapped Fields and Application of RNA Biology
RNA-based Disease Mechanism of Action
Ribosomes: The Ultimate Drug Targets
Splicing and Disease
Translational Control
RNA Binding Proteins
RNA Modifications: Mechanisms and Function
Ribonucleoprotein Granules and spatial control of RNA regulation
Bacterial RNA and the Next Generation of Antibiotics
Non-coding RNA: Beyond Medicine

Public Speakers:

Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, USA
Jack Szostak, Harvard University, USA
Jeannie Lee, Harvard Medical School, USA
Lynne Maquat, University of Rochester Medical Center, USA
Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University, Canada
Phillip Sharp, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Pieter Cullis, University of British Columbia, Canada
Tom Cech, University of Colorado Boulder, USA

Featured Speakers:

Alan Lambowitz, The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Anna Blakney, University of British Columbia, Canada
Anna Marie Pyle, Yale University, USA
Anne Simon, University of Maryland College Park, USA
Anne Willis, University of Cambridge, UK
Beatriz Fontoura, UT Southwestern, USA
Ben Blencowe, University of Toronto, Canada
Benoit Chabot, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Brenton Graveley, UConn Health,USA
Christine Vande Velde, Université de Montreal, Canada
Daniel Zenklusen, Université de Montréal, Canada
David Bartel, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
David Baulcombe, University of Cambridge, UK
Gene Yeo, UCSD, USA
Geraldine Seydoux, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Gisela Storz, NIH, USA
Hailing Jin, University of California Riverside, USA
Jérôme Waldispuhl, McGill University, Canada
Jessica Tucker, The University of Iowa, USA
Joseph Puglisi, Stanford University, USA
Katherine Borden, Université de Montréal, Canada
Kristin Hope, University of Toronto, Canada
Maria Barna, Stanford University, USA
Mark Belmonte, University of Manitoba, Canada
Marlene Oeffinger, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, Canada
Martin Smith, Université de Montréal, Canada
Maureen McKeague, McGill University, Canada
Peter Sarnow, Stanford University, USA
Rachel Green, Johns Hopkins University, USA
Raymund Wellinger, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada
Robert J Schneider, NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA
Ron Breaker, Yale University, USA
Stacy Horner, Duke University Medical Center, USA
Stephanie Moon, University of Michigan Medical School, USA
Steve Whyard, University of Manitoba, Canada
Sue Ackerman, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, USA
Tao Pan, University of Chicago, USA
Tom Dever, NIH, USA
Ute Kothe, University of Manitoba, Canada
Victor Ambros, UMASS Medical School, USA
Wendy Gilbert, Yale School of Medicine, USA
Xianglei Yang, Scripps Research, USA
Xiao Wang, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, USA
Xinnian Dong, Duke University, USA
Xuemei Chen, University of California Riverside, USA
Zoya Ignatova, Universität Hamburg, Germany