The Cell Biology of Metals Gordon Research Seminar is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other early career scientists with comparable levels of expertise and education to present and discuss new cutting edge research and ideas regarding the roles of metals within cells. The 2019 GRS will build off the success of the original 2017 seminar by providing a welcoming and inclusive environment that encourages attendees to develop new collaborations, conceive novel ideas and foster networks with peers and mentors before the start of the GRC. A cornerstone of the Cell Biology of Metals GRC is bringing together a broad range of researchers to bridge the gap between basic and applied research with metals. This GRS also encourages applicants from all the interdisciplinary fields within metal-based cell biology research to apply and participate in the GRS.
The 2019 GRS will feature several sessions with short talks being selected from posters and abstracts. The theme of this year’s GRS is uncovering mechanisms by which living organisms support metal protein speciation, with a focus on metal sensing and trafficking in homeostasis, mechanisms of metallo-cofactor and metalloenzyme biogenesis, structure-function relationships in metalloproteins, metal-mediated natural selection, nutritional immunity, and aberrations in handling the metals of life.
The 2019 GRS will also include a career/networking panel to allow students to gain valuable knowledge from tenured faculty and industry experts about how to foster and retain professional networks as well as discovering unconventional careers for PhDs. This interactive networking session is aimed at providing trainees with the knowledge, strategies, and skills necessary for navigating and maximizing their experience at the GRC, and being successful both inside and outside of the academic setting.
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 April 13, 2019. 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.