Month: July 2021

RNA Modifications Special Panel @ iRNA 2021, July 29th

This year the iRNA got a concentration of abstracts on various aspects of RNA modifications (check out the schedule here). Indeed, epitranscriptomics is a 🔥 topic with many fundamental questions accompanied by both experimental and computational challenges. First, we organized a session to accommodate for the related talks. This then…

The APAeval challenge – status update June 2021

The APAeval hackathon was held during the 2021 RNA Society meeting (05/25/2021-06/05/21). APAeval’s aim is to benchmark 18 open-source, poly(A)-site-specific computational tools to provide users a basis for choosing the tools that best cater to their needs. The challenge is designed to be a collaborative effort of RNA biologists, bioinformaticians,…