This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule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 Biointerface Science 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.
The focus of this meeting is to gather researchers from different fields with a multidisciplinary approach to Biointerface Science questions in extant and artificial cells and tissues. In this context, the biointerface aspect includes interfaces within cells, liquid interfaces, cell-cell, cell-material interfaces (both biological and synthetic). Research questions will include - but are not limited to - artificial cells, responsive systems, physics of cellular membranes and their associated molecular assemblies,phase separation in cells, cell-material and cell-cell interactions, tissue organization, and mechanobiological effects. Additionally, we will review the tools currently used to investigate these phenomena and identify new routes to address yet unanswered questions.
We welcome researchers from a wide variety of fields and disciplines, including chemistry, biology, tissue engineering, (bio)materials science, and engineering. Our aim is to promote collaboration across disciplines to gain a better understanding of bio-interfacial research questions.
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 13, 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.