The Gordon Research Seminar on Archaea: Ecology, Metabolism and Molecular Biology 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.
For the second time in its history, the Gordon Research Conference on Archaea: Ecology, Metabolism and Molecular Biology, will be accompanied by a Gordon Research Seminar, a specific platform aimed at early-career scientists. The focus of this meeting is to bring together young scientists from all around the globe and to promote new cross-disciplinary ideas and methods revolving around a common interest of archaeal research.
The theme of the 2021 seminar, mirroring the main conference, is centered around roots and branches of archaea. For this, the aim of this meeting is to cover a wide range of topics, such as metagenomics, cell biology, live imaging and biophysics, phylogenomics, biogeochemistry, metabolism, environmental microbiology and ecology, molecular biology and genetics, biochemistry, development of novel genetic systems, and discovery of new lineages. This is in the light of the central biological question about the origins and evolution of life, with the goal to predict its future.
This forum is a unique opportunity for graduate students, post-docs and early-career scientists to join as junior speakers to present new data and cutting-edge techniques. We aim to expand on the great success of the first GRS by the addition of a mentorship panel for career advice.
Co-chairs Ambika Dattani and Dina Castillo invite you to come and join us in 2021!
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 24, 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.