The Gordon Research Seminar on Biomineralization 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 will be on the complex formation pathways and intriguing function of biominerals. In a multifaceted approach toward understanding both biomineral formation processes and purpose, this GRS on Biomineralization aspires to bring scientists of various scientific disciplines together. By bridging chemistry, biology, medicine, materials science, geology, evolutionary sciences and engineering, an integrative environment is provided to share new ideas and discuss recent advances in the field of biomineralization. Implementing in silico, in vitro, in situ and in vivo techniques, topics such as formation mechanisms, biomolecular-biomineral interactions and biomimetic, bio-inspired, and bio-informed applications will be addressed.
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 May 8, 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.