The London RNA Club is a community of scientists passionate about RNA Biology. RNA has a complex role as a carrier of genetic information, partner in metabolic processes and master regulator of cell function and differentiation. To understand the RNA world and its role in disease, we discuss ongoing work, promote collaborations and initiatives, and share technical expertise. We hold meetings with two 30 minute talks from club members and guests, followed by discussion – we welcome all interested scientists.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

Glen Gronland, Virginia Castilla-Llorente and Andres Ramos

Special announcement
We are excited to announce that the winners of our “Summer 2020 News and Views competition” have been selected!

Selecting the winning entry: entries were made anonymous, and each entry was marked independently by several judges. For each category, the entry with the highest average mark was selected to receive the relevant prize. In addition, the entry with the highest overall mark was selected to receive the NRMCB prize

With that being said, the winner of the student News and Views prize is Swathi Kumar from Kings College London, with her entry ‘RNA nanoparticles improve chemotherapeutic drug delivery’. The submission can be downloaded here.

The winner of the postdoc category, as well as the Nature Reviews Molecular Cell Biology prize is Dr. Giancarlo Abis from University College London, with his entry  ‘A structural approach on the RNA replication machinery of SARS-CoV-2 virus to fight COVID-19’. The submission can be downloaded here.

Congratulations to both of our winners! Additionally, many thanks to our panel of judges who offered to help out, and to everyone who entered the competition!

On another note, we aim to resume our online club meetings in September, and will contact everyone closer to the time with further details. “See” you all soon.

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