Applications for this meeting must be submitted by June 15, 2013. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.
GRS Speaker Abstract Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the date noted above, any applicants who wish to be considered for an oral presentation should submit their application by April 13, 2013. Please refer to the Application Instructions section below for more details (if available).
The Collagen Gordon Research Seminar will be held in conjunction with the Collagen Gordon Research Conference
. Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRC in addition to an application for the GRS. Please refer to the Collagen GRC web page for more information.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Collagen is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of the 2013 GRS is to bring together a diverse group of talented graduate and post-doctoral investigators to share and discuss emerging research on the molecular understanding of collagen and its applications as a tool in understanding and treating related diseases. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to; mechanisms of collagen related disorders, processing and trafficking of collagens, the role of collagens in regenerative medicine and novel technologies in collagen research. Additionally, the meeting will open with a keynote lecture presented by Prof. Leena Bruckner-Tuderman (University of Freiberg, Germany), a distinguished investigator of collagen disorders and will be followed by the 41st Gordon Research Conference in Collagen that participants are strongly encouraged to attend.
The meeting will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The Chairs will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 13, 2013. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Deadline section above.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chairs: Lydia Murray (University of Glasgow) and Jorge Fallas (University of Washington)|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote speaker|
|3:45 pm - 4:20 pm||Leena Bruckner-Tuderman (Universitäts-Hautklinik)
"Pathobiology of collagen VII: epidermolysis bullosa, wound healing and cancer"
|4:20 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Disease Mechanisms of Collagen Related Disorders|
|Discussion Leaders: Tom Van Agtmael (University of Glasgow) and Zarko Manojlovic (Florida State University)
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Lynn Mirigian (National Institute of Health)
"ER stress response to procollagen misfolding leads to osteoblast malfunction in the Amish mouse model of OI"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Vanessa Lopez-Alpuche (University of Oulu)
"Collagen XVII regulates hair follicle cycling"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||TBA|
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||TBA|
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Molecular Interactions in Collagenous Proteins: from Triple Helices to Higher Order Assemblies|
|Discussion Leaders: Karl Kadler (University of Manchester) and Ming Fang (University of Michigan)
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Hsueh-Liang Fu (Wayne State University)
"Role of N-Glycosylation in Discoidin Domain Receptor 1 (DDR1): Glycosylation at Asp211 is Essential to Maintain Receptor Inactivation"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Kalle Sipila (University of Turku)
"Citrullination of collagen II decreases integrin-mediated cell adhesion by receptor specific manner"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||Anan Abhishek (Rice University)
"Tackling diverse problems in the design of collagen mimetic peptides with salt-bridge interaction"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||TBA|
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||New Directions in Collagen Research|
|Discussion Leaders: Collin Stultz (MIT) and Szymon Manka (University of Oxford)
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Veronique Van de Bor (Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique)
"Origin, assembly and function of Collagen IV in the Drosophila ovary"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Chloe Yeung (University of Manchester)
"Regulation of BMP signaling by the tendon peripheral clock"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|
Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by Grant 1R13AR064585-01 from NIAMS. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Last Updated: May 22, 2013