The GRS on Bioinspired Materials is a unique forum for graduate students and post-docs to present talks and posters in a effort to discuss new data and exchange cutting edge ideas related to bio-inspired materials, both synthetic and otherwise. Additionally, this meeting serves as a great primer for the following GRC.
We invite all applications that are related to the bio-inspired design or application of both synthetic and natural materials for any number of applications. We hope to attract a diverse, multidisciplinary field of presenters that address both cutting edge technologies and practical applications of these materials. There will be opportunities for oral and poster presentations with planned oral sessions entitled: ‘Harnessing Nature: Leveraging bio-molecular complexity in functional materials’ and ‘Inspired by Nature: Mimicking biological functionality with synthetic materials’. To conclude the meeting we will have a mentorship panel that will address the balancing act that is running a research lab; discussing areas such as handling funding, mentoring and the science.
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 March 23, 2018. 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.