This conference has been deferred to 2023 due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back soon for the 2023 schedule.
Bacterial cells are exquisitely organized in time and space, and carry out complex decision-making, intercellular coordination, and development to thrive in diverse environments. The 2021 inaugural Bacterial Cell Biology and Development Gordon Research Conference will explore recent research into the organization, dynamics, and development of bacterial cells and communities using a breadth of experimental approaches and biological systems. Invited speakers will present work probing the fundamental cell biological mechanisms of growth and division, and of the specialized behaviors and developmental pathways bacteria engage to ensure survival in changing environments. Inclusion of research in species that span bacterial phylogeny, lifestyles, and growth niches will stimulate thought and discussions on the conservation and evolution of cell biological mechanisms in bacteria.
The 2021 Bacterial Cell Biology and Development GRC brings together a group of international scientists including cell biologists, bacteriologists, biochemists, geneticists, physicists, structural biologists, and imaging specialists to facilitate a collaborative and interdisciplinary discussion of bacterial cell biology and development. The program will comprise talks from 24 invited speakers organized into 9 thematic sessions, with an additional ~20 short talks selected from submitted abstracts. Daily poster sessions and ample free time will enable networking, collaboration, brainstorming, and other informal interactions among attendees. As a new GRC, we are not able to hold a trainee-oriented Gordon Research Seminar in conjunction with this inaugural meeting. Look for this offering in future iterations of this GRC.