TREnD 2019 - Toronto RNA Enthusiasts’ Day 2019


Conference Overview

There is an abundance of outstanding RNA research across a broad variety of disciplines in the Greater Toronto Area, but there is also a need to increase communication to: share ideas and state-of the-art technologies, build cross-disciplinary collaborations, and encompass a greater number of scientists in our scientific network. Our symposium, TREnD2019, is a student-led and trainee-focused event that will bring together researchers of every level to share their research and scientific approaches. 

We hope to provide an inspiring and lively day of RNA-related discussion across multiple model genetic systems and be an outstanding networking and scientific tool for our community. In particular, we aim to bring together a diverse group of scientists focused on classical genetics and novel high-throughput genomic approaches and spark exciting new collaborations. We are excited to start the day with our keynote speaker Professor Tracy Johnson. This year's lunch and learn seminar will be presented by Dr. Johnson and with the focus of "Why Diversity in Science Matters". Seating is limited and first come first served. 

This year we have an exciting new initiative where we are incorporating an art contest: RNArt. An exciting new addition to TREnD this year is RNArt. RNArt is an RNA biology-focused art contest open to everyone who registers for TREnD. Eligible entries range from immunofluorescence microscopy to artistic interpretations of data. RNArt entries should adhere to print display (as opposed to sculpture, mixed media, etc.), due to the fact that the winning entry will be displayed will be displayed on the walls of MaRS2, 15th floor, where TREnD is headquartered. Eligible entries will be displayed in smaller format at TREnD, and those in attendance will vote for their favourite entry. This contest is sponsored by BioRender, who will support the high resolution large format printing of the winning selection for display. Entry information and rules can be found HERE.


  • When

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019
    8:15 AM - 6:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning
    686 Bay Street
    Toronto, Ontario M5G 0A4

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