The Autophagy in Stress, Development and Disease GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Autophagy in Stress, Development and Disease offers an exclusive platform for scientists (including graduate students, post-docs, and others) to share and discuss cutting-edge ideas and new data that relates to ‘Autophagy’. Autophagy is a ‘self-eating’ process that involves the capture of intracellular material by autophagosomes and their delivery to lysosomes for destruction. This process serves important homeostatic functions for healthy aging and is implicated in a variety of neurodegenerative and inflammatory diseases, as well as cancer.
The 2024 GRS will facilitate exchange of latest findings in the space aided with thought-provoking discussions. The talks selected will be centered around the theme “Molecular Processes and Biological Function”. To break it down, selected talks from early-career researchers will be from:
• The molecular mechanisms of autophagy and its regulation
• The role of autophagy in aging and diseases including cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, infectious diseases, metabolic disorders etc.
• The development of new therapeutic approaches targeting autophagy
• The potential clinical implications of autophagy research, including biomarker discovery and precision medicine
To support the professional growth of early-career researchers, the seminar will also include a mentorship component featuring a diverse panel of experts who will discuss various career paths both inside and outside academia. Looking forward to seeing you all in Tuscany soon.
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 December 3, 2023. 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.