SAVE THE DATE: TREnD 2021 July 28 – July 29, 2021!


Given the current circumstances and the impact of COVID-19, we will be cancelling the in-person meeting. But we are excited to implement a free online meeting in its place!

Our mission remains the same: to share ideas and state-of the-art technologies, establish cross-disciplinary collaborations, and increase connections amongst our scientific network. With an online format, TREnD 2020 Online is excited to expand our reach to RNA enthusiasts not just in our region, but all across Canada.

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The fifth annual Toronto RNA Enthusiasts Day (TREnD) 2020 Online will encompass two days of RNA-related talks by trainees across multiple model genetic systems, taking place from 1:00-4:00 pm EST on July 29th and 30th.

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, TREnD2020, 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.

Help us spread the word by following us on social media with the #FiveYearsTREnDing #TREnDingOnline!


Registration Opens: May 1st, 2020
Oral Abstract Submission Deadline: June 22nd, 2020
Talk Notifications: July 3rd, 2020
Registration Deadline: July 28th, 2020