The Gordon Research Seminar on Applied and Environmental Microbiology is a unique forum for early career researchers to present their latest results, exchange cutting-edge research approaches and ideas, and network with other peer-level scientists during two oral scientific sessions and two interactive poster sessions. A mentoring session and panel discussion provide the opportunity for young scientists to use four experts from diverse areas of research as sounding boards for their own scientific interests and expectations.
This year’s GRS will highlight the mechanisms and applications of microbial languages. In the natural environment, built environment, or in human and non-human hosts, microbes commonly use small molecules or metabolites to coordinate behaviors and metabolisms, assemble into simple or complex communities, or mount a defense from intruders. Discussions of novel insights into microbial communication and its wide-ranging applications from pure culture studies to health and human services or environmental functioning and response will be encouraged.
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 April 13, 2019. 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.