This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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.
The Gordon Research Seminar on Biocatalysis 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. In the 30 years since the first Biocatalysis Gordon Research Conference was held the field has made huge strides; it is the goal of this seminar to freely discuss the newest ideas in Biocatalysis in an off-the-record setting.
The focus of this meeting is discovery and utilization of Biocatalysts in novel ways; whether it be the combination of biocatalysts to access new chemistries, control of pathways to enhance or isolate valuable intermediates, or design and discovery of never before seen bio-catalytic reactions. In addition to designing new pathways, we are interested in mechanistic understanding of how difficult reactions are catalyzed by enzymes and other biological catalysts. We encourage scientists and engineers, interested in academia and industry, to come and discuss how they are using biocatalysts in original ways.
The GRS will consist of a keynote lecture by a leader in the field, talks by peers selected from submitted abstracts, and a panel discussion for young investigators to chat about the future of biocatalysis, careers, and keeping up in such a high-pressure field.
We hope to see you in New Hampshire at the 2020 Biocatalysis GRS!
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 11, 2020. 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.