RNA2016 June 28 to July 2, 2016 Kyoto, Japan The RNA Society Japan RNA

Junior Scientists

Pre-meeting Guided Tour (Tuesday, June 28th)

We are offering both a morning and an afternoon guided tour session to see the sites of beautiful Kyoto! This is a great opportunity to meet fellow junior scientists before the start of the meeting while also learning about Japan’s rich history.

Sign up here: http://goo.gl/forms/a1FpUzgduM

Morning Tour

Morning Tour

We will visit Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社), an important Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes (kitsune) are said to be Inari’s messengers, and many fox statues can be found on the shrine grounds. The shrine grounds include Mount Inari; trails to smaller shrines up the mountain can be explored. We will return to downtown Kyoto for lunch.

Capacity: 50 people
Cost: 1000 JPY

Afternoon Tour Option 1

Afternoon Tour Option 1

We will visit Kodai-ji Temple (高台寺) where we will admire the beautiful Zen gardens. Then, we will move on to Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), a UNESCO World Heritage site temple, which features the Otowa Waterfall. We will return to the Kyoto International Conference Center by bus in time for the opening conference events.

Capacity: 50 people
Cost: 2000 JPY

Afternoon Tour Option 2

Afternoon Tour Option 2

We will visit Heian-jingu (平安神宮) and Nanzenji Temple (南禅寺). We will return to the Kyoto International Conference Center by bus in time for the opening conference events.

Capacity: 50 people
Cost: 2000 JPY

Career Development Workshop (Wednesday, June 29th)

This year, based on responses from last year’s workshop and survey, we have decided to dedicate our workshop to job interview skills. We are planning a workshop that will give you interview tips for both industry and academic interviews as well as host a mock interview session. This workshop promises to be useful for all young scientists looking to take their next professional step, so be sure to attend!

Junior Scientist Social (Wednesday, June 29th)

Another highlight of the conference is the Junior Scientist Social, where graduate students and postdocs can unwind, meet peers, talk science, and find people to explore Kyoto with!

Contact Us
Email: junior_scientists[A]rnasociety[D]org ( Please change [A] to @ , [D] to . )
Facebook: RNA Society Junior Scientists
Twitter: @jrRNAscientists
LinkedIn: RNA Society Junior Scientists

Junior Scientist Representatives
Allison Didychuk (Graduate Student Representative, UW-Madison)
Kaoru Komatsu (Graduate Student Representative, Kyoto University)
Sebastian Markmiller (Postdoc Representative, UCSD)
PhilMcCown (Postdoc Representative, Purdue University)

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