The Gordon Research Seminar on the Biology of Host-Parasite Interactions 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 2018 GRS on the Biology of Host-Parasite Interactions will focus on the biological basis and translational science of parasitic diseases. The meeting will place special emphasis on novel research to understand basic science, emerging techniques and therapeutic interventions on a wide range of parasitic diseases including: malaria, toxoplasmosis, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, amoebiasis and worm infections.
The program will provide an exquisite opportunity for young scientists to build scientific insight and peer networks sustaining competitive world-class research in a stimulating atmosphere at the Salve Regina University Campus, Newport. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will present and discuss their research with other young scientists and interact with well-established mentors from academia and industry, featuring a Q&A session.
All talks and posters will be selected from submitted abstracts based on its scientific content. Students, post-docs and early career scientists are strongly encouraged to apply to the GRC and GRS. Special efforts are being made to raise funds to provide individuals from endemic countries with support.
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 9, 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.
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.