The Gordon Research Seminar on Chromatin Structure and Function 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.
In this meeting, we will discuss the latest advances in chromatin research ranging from the most high resolution structural and microscopic views of chromatin components, integrative genomic approaches for understanding the 3D-architecture of the nucleus and nucleosome dynamics, to the developmental, physiological, and pathophysiological consequences of chromatin function and dysfunction.
After a successful inaugural GRS in 2018, we are inspired to continue the tradition of creating a forum for junior scientists to exchange new findings, innovative ideas and experiences, as well as provide a nurturing environment to ask questions and build a supportive network for developing scientists. These skills will be immediately applicable for the accompanying Gordon Research Conference (GRC), which will feature a stellar line up of scientists at the forefront of chromatin research. We aim to provide opportunities for enthusiastic scientists to share their work-in-progress through oral presentations and poster sessions. We also provide a mentorship component which focuses on managing up, and strategic planning while navigating transitions throughout scientific careers. Attendees of the GRS will have a chance to contribute to a lively scientific discussion as well as learn about the experiences of scientists at various career stages. We expect the scientific interactions at the GRS to carry over to the main conference to make it an even more enriching experience for all attendees.
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.
Marc Marti-Renom (Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG), Spain)
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Geeta Narlikar (University of California, San Francisco, USA)
Asifa Akhtar (Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics, Germany)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
- "Managing up and Strategic Planning While Navigating Your Scientific Career"
Carl Ebeling (Bruker Corporation, USA)
Ting (C-ting) Wu (Harvard Medical School, USA)
Melike Lakadamyali (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
Carolina Perdigoto (Nature Research, United Kingdom)