Wikipedia:WikiProject Molecular Biology/RNA

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This Taskforce is currently inactive. You may still want to consider joining it or its parent project WikiProject Molecular Biology. This status should be changed if activity resumes.

Welcome to the RNA taskforce of WikiProject Molecular Biology.
If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the talkpage of WikiProject Molecular Biology, the centralized point for discussion, thank you.


This Wikiproject is a daughter project of the Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject and aims to better organize information in articles related to RNA on Wikipedia. The Molecular and Cellular Biology Wikiproject aims to organise some of the vast amount of information that has been and continues to be collected about genomes, proteomes and cell function which is currently stored in obscure databases and journal articles. This daughter project is focusing on doing just that, for the information on RNA including RNA genes and RNA regulatory elements.[1]

If you would like to help, feel free to add yourself to the list of participants, or have a look at How you can help section below. Also of interest is the Molecular and Cellular Biology Portal associated with the parent of this project. You don't need to know anything about biology to help!


  • Create and perfect articles on RNA biology, with particular focus on making individual articles on individual RNAs and RNA families accessible. The perfect article is complete, but accessible to a secondary school/high school student.

How you can help[edit]

Improve articles[edit]

  • The List of RNA families page and the List of RNAs pages are portals into lists of articles that are of interest to this project. These are generally stubby in nature and need lots of improvement!
  • Help in making re-direct pages for the abbreviated names, which are listed here. For convenience, a table of the corresponding full article names is found here. Are there other abbreviations that should be considered?
  • Adopt a stub! There are many, many stubby RNA articles that have the potential to be excellent articles. Many of these were imported from the Rfam database annotation and require some basic editing to bring them into line with Wikipedia policies.

Categorize the many RNA-related articles[edit]

There are several RNA categories so far:


Improve the project itself[edit]

  • Assist in public relations and outreach by recruiting editors interested in RNA biology to contribute to Wikipedia.

Wikiproject RNA[edit]

Tasks that need attention

Collaboration of the Month
Articles of Interest
Requested Articles
Requested Pictures


External Links
RNA software

Our sister projects
Commons:Category:Metabolic Pathways Images and media from Commons
Dictionary definitions from Wiktionary
Textbooks from Wikibooks
Quotations from Wikiquote
Source texts from Wikisource
News stories from Wikinews


A list of RNA taskforce members (along with some of their interests) is maintained under the WikiProject Molecular Biology page. To join, simply add yourself at that page and indicate your interests.

Although this taskforce is currently considered inactive, it can always be reactivated if there are interested participants!

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  Name  Talk page   Special interests
Alex Bateman Talk All things RNA
Allen Gathman Talk Alternative splicing
Antorjal Talk Expertise in mRNA translation and tRNA molecules
Olaf Bochmann Talk RNA structural reconstruction
David D. Talk Interested in epigentics and silencing
Jennifer_Rfm Talk RNA families
Joy Talk structural RNAs
L5tardust Talk Small non-coding RNAs.
LiLei Talk Bacterial sRNAs.
Manjula Vinod Talk Interested to learn more about MicroRNAs and various method.
Narayanese Talk Silencing and introductory topics
Pavel Baranov Talk RNA editing, Recoding
Paul Gardner Talk Bioinformatic approaches to RNA analysis.
Todd Lowe Talk RNA genomics; tRNA, snoRNA, RNase P search methods.
Samgj Talk Most things RNA
Sarah Burge Talk Everything RNA in general, ncRNA in particular
Spjelgus Talk ncRNA
Chris Brown Talk RNA regulatory elements
Tyciol Talk Lifeforms with RNA as genetic material prior to DNA, prelude to proteomics
Walter Moss Talk viral ncRNAs
William Scott Talk RNA structure and catalysis
Wil Koetsier Talk Self-splicing introns
Willow Talk Interested in being helpful and learning more about RNA


  1. ^ Daub J, Gardner PP, Tate J, et al. (October 2008). "The RNA WikiProject: Community annotation of RNA families". RNA. doi:10.1261/rna.1200508. PMC 2590952. PMID 18945806.


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