The Biomass to Biobased Chemicals and Materials GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
The meeting (May 27-28, 2023) will directly precede the Gordon Research Conference Biomass to Bio-based Chemicals & Materials (May 28- June 2) at the venue Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River, Maine, USA. Those applying to the GRS are strongly encouraged to submit an additional application to the GRC Biomass to Bio-based Chemicals & Materials.
The seminar will include poster sessions and a select number of oral presentations on the conversion of bio-resources towards the preparation of chemicals and materials. Bio-resources such as plant residue, algae and food supply chain waste contain a variety of components such as, lignocellulose, carbohydrates, proteins and other plant metabolites, suitable for transformation to chemicals or materials. Each individual combination of resource, component and target product brings their own unique challenge in catalysis, upscaling and process design. The submissions of any science and engineering activities solving such challenges in the transformation of bio-resources is highly encouraged.
The GRS will provide young researchers an opportunity to question the sustainability of biomass conversion through a panel discussion session gathering mentors from academia, industry and regular bodies. In addition, dedicated sessions will take place throughout the Seminar for expanding professional network and establishing future collaborations.
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 February 19, 2023. 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.