This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 2020 Gordon Research Conference on Biointerface Science brings together scientists and thought-leaders, from students to senior investigators, in the rapidly moving field of biological interfaces, both natural and engineered. Biointerface Science encompasses the chemistry and physics of cellular membranes and their associated molecular assemblies, signal transduction and biological information processing, and the spatial organization of biological components. The GRC will explore this fundamental science along with its applications in areas such as cellular communications, signaling mechanisms, and synthetic responsive systems. During the week, we will identify new scientific and technological opportunities associated with the biointerface field and provide an open forum for debate and discussion.
The 2020 GRC offers a broad cross-disciplinary program. Tentative sessions include (1) a keynote session featuring a talks on emerging concepts by experienced researchers in the field; (2) phase separation at 2D interfaces; (3) mechanobiology at the cell surface; (4) molecular assemblies on membranes; (5) spatial and geometric effects at the interface; (6) signaling reactions on membranes; (7) synthetic responsive systems; and, (8) news about emerging technologies for the characterization of biointerfaces. The final session (9) will be on Late-Breaking Topics selected shortly before the conference from the submitted abstracts. The GRC will promote active and open discussion that includes all participants, as we continue to build a vibrant Biointerface Science community.