About the Society

The RNA Society was formed in 1993 to facilitate sharing and dissemination of experimental results and emerging concepts in ribonucleic acid research. The Society encompasses RNA research in the broadest sense: from the ribosome to the spliceosome, from RNA viruses to catalytic RNAs, and from long noncoding RNAs to microRNAs. We are a multidisciplinary society, representing molecular, evolutionary and structural biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, chemistry, genetics, and virology as they relate to questions of the structure and function of RNA and of ribonucleoprotein assemblies.

To learn more about the RNA Society and its history, the reader is invited to view “An Imperfect Account of the Founding of the RNA Society” written by Dr. Olke Uhlenbeck for the August 2005 RNA Society newsletter.