This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
In continuation of the successful seminar series, the third Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) will precede the Bacterial Cell Surfaces GRC. The GRS is a meeting run by junior investigators, for junior investigators. This seminar will bring together post-docs and graduate students in a stimulating yet relaxed environment, ideal for fostering future collaborations, networking with colleagues, and conceiving new research directions. Seminar attendees will be able to present their work to their peers in an intimate and unintimidating setting prior to the larger GRC meeting.
Like the associated conference, the GRS is broad in scope and discipline but focused on the cell surface. Topics include (but are not limited to): envelope biogenesis, maintenance and degradation; transport and secretion of proteins, small molecules and other polymers; cell division and morphogenesis; subcellular localization; and environmental and multicellular interactions. This wide range of content will allow for networking between researchers from broadly related fields in the context of the bacterial cell envelope. Participants are strongly encouraged to present posters at the GRC immediately following the GRS. The two outstanding speakers of the GRS will be invited to present during the main GRC.