Jul 27-28, 2022  |  12:00pm - 5:00pm

Toronto RNA Enthusiasts Day

Calling all RNA enthusiasts! We are inviting you to our seventh annual Toronto RNA Enthusiasts Day (TREnD))! TREnD is a student-led and trainee-focused symposium which, in past years, has brought together over 200 RNA biologists from across Canada and the US. Although TREnD will not be held in person this year, our goal is the same: to bring together scientists for some great discussions about RNA biology!

This year, TREnD will be held online via Zoom/Fourwaves from 12:00-5:00 pm EST on July 27th and 28th. Registration is open and will close on Thursday, July 28th. The fee for registration is only $10. So, hurry and register! We will have a poster session AND trainee talks session BOTH DAYS. This means double the awards for trainees! Please find instructions for abstract submissions here

The deadline to submit an abstract for an oral presentation is June 13, 2022 at 23:59 EST. We will inform those selected for oral presentations by June 28, 2022. The deadline to submit an abstract for a poster presentation is July 5, 2022 at 23:59 EST.

We will kick off Day 1 with our keynote speaker, Dr. Oliver Rando from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. On Day 2, we will continue our exciting “Lunch”-and-Learn workshop on all things science communication with Farah Qaiser, currently the Director of Research and Policy at Evidence for Democracy. Visit our website (www.trendrna.com) or email us at trendrna@gmail.com for more information.

Finally, our popular RNArt Contest is back this year! Show off your artistic skills and love of RNA by submitting your RNA-inspired creation to our second annual RNArt contest. The winning artwork will receive a prize! Submission guidelines can be found here. The deadline to submit artwork is July 5, 2022 at 23:59 EST.

We look forward to seeing you and your lab members (virtually) at TREnD2022 Online! Hosted in Toronto, we are stoked to kick off our 7th annual meeting!