The Gordon Research Seminar on Cell Polarity Signaling 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.
Cell polarity, or the asymmetric localization of proteins, lipids, and other macromolecules and organelles to specific cellular regions, is essential for biological functions from single cells to complex multicellular tissues. Cell polarity axes are first established, refined, and maintained as an organism undergoes specific developmental programs, giving rise to specific body plans and tissue organization, with disruption of these programs resulting in disease. The focus of this seminar will be on exploring the progression of events underlying cell polarity establishment during developmental, regenerative, and disease programs with particular emphasis on in vivo studies performed in a variety of model organisms and tissues.
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 29, 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.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by March 30, 2020. Please check back for updates.
Daniel Dickinson (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
"Reprogramming the Polarity Machine: How Development Controls PAR Polarity"
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Daniel Lew (Duke University Medical Center, USA)
Yu-Chiun Wang (RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Japan)
Sally Horne-Badovinac (University of Chicago, USA)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts