This conference has been withdrawn from the 2021 conference schedule.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, the GRC Board of Trustees and staff have been assessing the impacts of COVID-19 on our 2021 conference season. As always, our priority is to support and preserve our conference communities and their health and safety while continuing GRC's 90-year tradition of advancing the frontiers of science. In light of the uncertainties surrounding the pandemic, the GRC Board of Trustees surveyed your conference chair(s) to determine their preference to postpone the meeting to 2022 or reschedule to a date later in the 2021 season. Per the chair's request, the Board has deferred the meeting and removed it from the 2021 schedule. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope you will be able to attend this conference in 2022.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Antibody Biology and Engineering is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present, exchange ideas, and develop collaborative networks in both academia and industry. It further provides opportunities for ECRs to meet, discuss ideas with, and receive career advice from a small group of prominent, field-leading scientists in an informal and friendly atmosphere.
The theme of the 2021 Antibody Biology and Engineering GRS is on state-of-the-art or emerging technologies and techniques which are being utilized to further antibody biology knowledge and develop novel antibody therapeutics for human and veterinary diseases. The seminar will combine many aspects of antibody research, including basic antibody biology, structure, function and diversity, with a focus on methodology and techniques with a view to generate cross-disciplinary ideas and foster potential early career researcher collaboration.
The seminar 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 seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by January 17, 2021. 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 Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.