The Cellular and Molecular Fungal Biology 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.
This year’s conference will focus on communication between attendees and showcase research involving the interactions between pathogenic and saprophytic fungi and their diverse environments. We welcome novel approaches in experimental, molecular, or bioinformatic techniques used to understand intra- and intercellular fungal signaling, alongside innovative studies into the molecular and cellular biology behind fungal interactions.
Due to limited accommodations at this venue, guest housing is very limited. To request family/guest housing please reach out to your Conference Operations Associate.
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 10, 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.
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 April 16, 2024. Please check back for updates.
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Katrina Jackson (University of Minnesota, United States)
Marie-Claire Harrison (Vanderbilt University, United States)
Neftaly Cruz Mireles (The Sainsbury Laboratory, United Kingdom)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
- "Diverse Career Paths for Mycologists"
João Araújo (The New York Botanical Garden, United States)
Asiya Gusa (Duke University, United States)
Liliane Mukaremera (University of Exeter, United Kingdom)