The Cell Biology of the Neuron 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 Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on “Molecular Mechanisms of Neuronal Function in Physiology and Disease” is an exceptional opportunity for graduate students, post-docs, and young investigators to advance their careers and explore the latest developments in neurobiology. GRS has a mission of fostering the next generation of scientists, promoting scholarly and respectful discussions, and building long-lasting scientific relationships.
GRS Cell Biology of the Neuron is open to all aspects of neurobiology, both the long-standing and the newly arising topics. Thus, we invite applications from all fields of neurobiology, including developmental, cellular, computational biology, neurons in health and disease, and emerging avenues of research. GRS provides a safe, inclusive, and open environment for a vibrant international community to exchange cutting-edge research. GRS will be opened with a keynote presentation by an inspiring top-notch scientist from the field of neurobiology.
From the submitted abstracts, we will select colleagues to present their research as an oral presentation, serve as discussion leaders, or present a poster. In addition, a panel discussion will give attendees the opportunity to learn about different facets of scientific careers. Participation and presentations from the participants are at the heart of GRS and fundamental to the GRS experience. Altogether, in the long term, participants of the GRS are shaping the future community in molecular and cellular biology of the neuron.
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 17, 2024. 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.