Virtual RNA Biology Symposium 2020

The virtual 6th RNA Biology Symposium 2020 was successfully held on 1st October – 2nd October. Jointly organised for the first time by five different institutions (RNA Biology Centre NUS-CSI, Duke-NUS Medical School, Skin Research Institute-A*STAR, School of Biological Sciences-NTU and AMR-Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology), the symposium attracted a total of 427 registrants, including new attendees from the industrial sector as well as overseas attendees, which made up 26% of the total registrants.

This symposium brought together internationally renowned experts in the field of RNA Biology, with the focus on RNA in diseases, RNA platforms & technologies and RNA-based/targeted diagnostics and therapies in diseases. Spanning over two full days, the symposium featured an impressive slate of speakers including keynote speakers, Samie Jaffrey (Weill Cornell Medical College, USA) and Catriona Jamieson (University of California Sand Diego, USA).

A total of 28 participants took part in the virtual poster presentations. Among the pool of submitted abstracts, 8 participants were selected to give Oral Talks on their outstanding abstracts.

Congratulations to the five Outstanding Posters and three Oral Presentations awardees:

Outstanding Poster Award

  1. P011: Dr. Qiuzhong Zhou, Duke-NUS Medical School
  2. P013: Mr. Kar-Tong Tan, Harvard University, USA
  3. P014: Miss. Zeya Cao, Dept. of Medicine, NUS
  4. P026: Dr. Fernando Bellido Molias, CSI, NUS
  5. P031: Miss. Shreshtha Sailesh Bhatia, CSI, NUS

SRBA Oral Presentations

  1. Dr.  O–mer An, CSI, NUS
  2. Mr. Migara Jayasinghe, Dept. of Pharmacology, NUS
  3. Dr. Yanjing Liu, CSI , NUS

Lastly, we would like to thank all participating institutions, symposium organisers, sponsors and media partner for making the 6th RNA Biology Symposium a successful virtual event!